Tuesday, December 8, 2015

James Neal Given Penalty, Cursed at by Ref in Boston

Clearly James Neal has a reputation as an embellisher. Neal drew his second embellishment minor in his last three games after trying to coerce referee Tim Peel into calling a high-stick on Bruins goalie Jonas Gustavsson. Neal failed, and he didn't just get a penalty--he also took some verbal abuse (listen to video above).

Was Neal "diving" or did he really get clipped by that big goalie stick? A little of both, perhaps?

Could a fine for diving for Neal be in the works? If so, it wouldn't be the first time.

And how about some discipline to referee Tim Peel for his verbal abuse? He's been suspended for drinking tequila with Puck Daddy, so stranger things have happened.