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James Neal fined $2,000 for embellishment

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The Predators' scorer has gotten a slap on the wrist for diving.

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When James Neal was acquired in the offseason, questions about his character and style of play dominated the media narratives. For the first time, Predators fans get an front seat view of why.


Here's the dive.

Yeah, really hard to defend that one. That's about as blatant as it gets. Unless Neal was practicing his cannonballs for when they got back to the hotel pool later.

This isn't the first time he's been in the embellishment talk this season, either.


So if this keeps happening, Peter Laviolette is going to be getting fined.

Bad Heel. Bad.