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10:30 AM ET 05.19 | Phoenix Coyotes Coach Dave Tippett appeared to take a dive on his diving charge. Thursday Tippett felt the Kings were well suited to be playing near Hollywood, given their acting abilities, saying "more than one penalty" against his team "were plays where there was embellishment." Friday Tippett said his comments weren't "geared toward that game last night." So was there embellishment by the Kings during the game or by Tippett after it? Either this is a coach who has had enough of players taking a dive or someone's team is down 3-0 in the Western Conference finals.

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May 19, 2012  10:35 AM ET

Dave has a way to go with his "irked" look.......

May 19, 2012  10:43 AM ET

Really motivating his team...

May 19, 2012  10:49 AM ET

Sidenote for Pens fans...Malkin hat trick leads Russia to gold medal final.

May 19, 2012  10:50 AM ET

Too late to Tippett in your favor Dave.

May 19, 2012  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sidenote for Pens fans...Malkin hat trick leads Russia to gold medal final.

The real trick was getting the Pens to lose in time to go there.

May 19, 2012  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The real trick was getting the Pens to lose in time to go there.

Now known as a "Rat Trick?"

May 19, 2012  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The real trick was getting the Pens to lose in time to go there.

The Pens looked more than happy to tank that playoff series. They did everything in their power to lose.

Gino! Gino! Gino! Gino! Gino!

At least he won something this year.

May 19, 2012  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Now known as a "Rat Trick?"

One might think the Cup finals aren't that high on the Russki list.

May 19, 2012  12:19 PM ET

it seems a little late to be seeking an edge. Go Kings.

May 19, 2012  12:58 PM ET

Tippett's expression never seems to change. Just every once in awhile the camera zooms in on him after the Kings score and he mumbles something like "eff me" to himself.

May 19, 2012  01:12 PM ET

Might be true, might not. Kings are outplaying you either way.

May 19, 2012  06:59 PM ET

They had a chance to install a submarine diving horn at the arena, but alas it's seems too late.

May 19, 2012  08:46 PM ET

With this confession - Tippet now admits the Kings are beating his team in every area

May 19, 2012  11:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The real trick was getting the Pens to lose in time to go there.

It was simple math for him, really. He chose gold over silver.

May 20, 2012  12:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

With this confession - Tippet now admits the Kings are beating his team in every area

They're beating everybody

May 20, 2012  12:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

With this confession - Tippet now admits the Kings are beating his team in every area

They're beating everybody

May 20, 2012  10:46 AM ET

Dave, you seemed to have forgotten one of the best acting performances turned in by your own Mike Smith. For a while there it looked like the roof of Jobing Arena would need to be opened for careflight.......but he finally recovered and pitched a shutout the rest of the way. Now that's acting.

 
May 22, 2012  04:24 PM ET

When you are down like they are you will do anything you can to get them moving.Everyone in the league are great actors.

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