Re: I've Had Enough. I'm Blaming The Victims
posted at 3/28/2014 10:57 AM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
In response to nrguy's comment:[QUOTE]
Textbook what I was talking about (in an albeit garbled sentence). There is 0 reason for Schenn to turn his back to the ice. The only reason he does it is to avoid a hit.
Schenn 100% could have played the puck and avoided a potentially dangerous hit to the numbers. Instead he slowed down, turned towards the boards and used his positioning to prevent a legal it. [/QUOTE]
Schenn goes to the corner with the intent to get the puck over to his partner to start the breakout and prevent the forechecker from getting the puck. Looks down at the puck, shovels the puck to his defensive partner and then gets crushed.
But I'm supposed to believe that either Schenn should turn back towards the oncoming player so he's not vulnerable while taking his eye off the puck or give the puck to the opposing player so he doesn't put himself in a vulnerable position.
Got it and thank you for straightening that out.
Well, since you're inviting being straightened out, that's Brayden, not Luke, because he is the forechecker. The play happened with the Flyers in the offensive zone; that's what Orlov, a defenseman, is doing there. Schenn has a hundred options on that play from the time he stops skating and glides to the boards and looks over his shoulder at Orlov, and when he gets boarded.
There's no question it's a major for boarding because of everything Orlov does, but between this and the Wilson hit we have two examples of the same idiot turning his back when he knows a guys is coming and getting blown up for it.
He's also not "A-framing" whatever the he!! that's supposed to mean. He's not using his body to protect the puck - he's using his back to protect his body. He never gets over the puck to establish position - it's all about moving the puck and not getting hit.
By "A-frame" I mean he's using his body to protect the puck. He slows down and plants his feet, not expecting to get nailed, of course. I don't think he has many options. If he comes in fast he risks mishandling the puck. I think he could have jumped out of the way after making the pass, but 1) he didn't realize Orlov was going to maul him, and 2) if he jumps and gets hit in mid air, he could be hurt even more.