Setoguchi defends his 'dive' against Wings


I didn’t get to see the Devin Setoguchi “dive” until this morning,
but I can see where Mike Babcock had a bit of an issue with it. That
being said, it’s something you see in hockey all the time, and not just
from Setoguchi; players feel a stick by their faces and react as if they
were just hit across the head with a 2×4.

Setoguchi isn’t fazed
much by the criticism, especially with Red Wings coach Mike Babcock
saying, “You are from Western Canada, don’t do that crap.”

Chris McCosky of The Detroit News:

“It is what it
is,” Setoguchi said. “Emotions get high in the playoffs
and people say stuff. But if you’ve watched me through the year, I don’t
think I’m considered a diver. I just do my part out there and try to
help the team out.”