Re: I've Had Enough. I'm Blaming The Victims
posted at 3/28/2014 3:10 PM EDT
In response to islamorada's comment:
Just like skating with your head down, when does a player take responsibiltiy for his actions. "The don't hit a player in the numbers" is a good thing to teach, but the lesson must go along with your list as to why. As to comment on your list, #1 made me smile with Normand Leveille shoulder check on my mind. It was devastating for such a small player.
If you are going to get the puck with an attacker on you, you have options.
1. Push back against the attacker to lessen the blow.
2. Get your damn arms up to lessen the blow.
3. Make the play and quickly turn to the side...to lessen the blow.
4. Take a slightly different route to avoid facing the boards TO LESSEN THE BLOW.
You can face the boards, get cranked, and have all of the namby pambies lose their minds.
Now, I'm not talking about a guy getting destroyed when he doesn't know the hit is coming. I'm talking about the guys (and you know exactly the type of play I'm talking about) who do it intentionally to avoid getting hit.
I don't know what was is Schenn's mind, and I'm not crazy about him in general. But:
1) that's what he was trying to do, and would have worked if Orlov didn't turn into a missle;
2) I agree -- he was guilty of watching the pass and could have put his arms up
3) I don't think he had tme to turn to the side unless he rushed the pass
4) A different route would have slowed him down, so her'd have to rush the pass
The Bs do this all the time, make the pass and then take the hit. I still don't think Schenn was turnng his back in order to get a penalty.