The NHL has issued a $2,000 fine to Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen for diving/embellishment, meaning that he has been flagged twice this season for the act. The league issued a warning following the first such incident, which occurred on March 23 against the Arizona Coyotes. The second happened on April 30 against the San Jose Sharks–an incident which resulted in a tripping penalty for Mario Ferraro–triggering the fine.
For Rule 64, the supplementary discipline is on a graduated scale that also includes fines for a head coach:
While Jared Bednar is certainly not going to bench a player like Rantanen, costing the coach money is never a good idea. The league will be keeping a close eye on the Colorado star and his teammates for the rest of the season. Coach fines start kicking in after four are issued to either one player or a club collectively.
Down with OBP
Wilson got two and a half Rantanens
Yeah. that is what Wilson for his actions against Buchnevoch but Wilson received nothing for his actions against Panarin……
Panarin didn’t try to get between Wilson and another Ranger or deescalate the situation. Jumping on someone’s back is saying I want to fight you. Panarin became the instigator of a new fight at that point and takes his chances.
If there is a penalty actually called for tripping I still can’t wrap my head around how they can add a diving penalty to the person tripped. I could understand if thee is no penalty called, I can definitely see calling a diving penalty if a player goes down anyway. If the ref was going to call the trip anyway, what difference does it make? If the dive/embellishment is what caused the ref to call the trip, then the diver should be penalized and there should be no tripping call made.