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11-09-2008, 08:42 AM
Bottom line, you punish the action, not the intent.
As for turning the back, Van Ryn was trying to protect the puck and Kostopolis should be wary of this when coming in. Does turning the back leave the defenseman vulnerable to hits from behind? Yes but thats a legal manoeuvre and I doubt at any time he's hoping to get his face broken in the boards.