Carcillo, Malkin Highlighted as Divers, Actors, Punks, What Have You

Carcillo, Malkin Highlighted as Divers, Actors, Punks, What Have You

As there's not a lot of hockey news to look forward to at the moment — well, other than beard growth — let's go ahead and look back a bit.

At diving.

I know, I know. It's all bad news right now. But wait...

Amidst its inability to hash out a new labor deal so as to start its season on time, the NHL this summer did come to a conclusion about its game: on-ice embellishment has to stop.

According TSN's Darren Dreger:

Everything from posting pictures of each culprit in every NHL dressing room to re-instituting a fine system, or simply tacking on an additional two-minute penalty to offset the original call is being discussed by hockey operations and will at some point be presented to all NHL general managers for further discussion.

Why do we bring this your attention? Because two of three names/incidents mentioned in the report have very specific ties to the Flyers.

Mr. Dreger, you were saying?

Chicago's Dan Carcillo has been caught on video on more than one occasion during his career trying to sell a penalty. Among his more noteworthy attempts was in a 2010 playoff game with the Philadelphia Flyers against the New Jersey Devils, where Carcillo pretended to have been struck in the face with a stick.

Superstars such as Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin have also drawn criticism for attempting to mislead referees, as he did in the playoffs last spring resulting in a penalty against Philadelphia's Matt Carle.

With regard to Carcillo, he's talking about this:

That was the same game, by the way, in which Carcillo scored the OT winner to put the Flyers ahead 2-1 in their first round series. And it was only three weeks after Carcillo was suspended two games for cross-checking David Clarkson, who probably deserved it, in the face. No one feels bad for Devils fans, but man that must've ate at them.

Kind of like how any sort of Penguins success or praise eats at Flyers fans. Considering all the video we posted of the absolutely ridiculous things that went down in last year's first round series, I was both surprised and disappointed not to find this specific Carle-Malkin get together. (I did find plenty of flying elbows and shoulders though if you were wondering.)

Is there a point to this little stroll down memory lane? Sort of — I don't like the Penguins and I never liked Dan Carcillo.

Alright, let's go digging. Have a favorite hockey dive? Mention it in the comments and leave a link if you can.

I'm pretty partial to this:

Pierre McGuire everybody!

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Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).

Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.

After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.

Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.

"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.

"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."

Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below. 

Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.