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11-09-2008, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Tenacious C View Post
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.
Then we'd see 2 players suspended for every game. Let's not kid ourselves here, defencemen turn their backs to protect the puck & they get run into the glass on a constant basis.

You can't punish the intent. He needs to be punished for the result.

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