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12-17-2013, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by PhillyFlying View Post
this. schenn didn't have anywhere to go. turning the way he did was his only chance at avoiding the check. if he continued skating he'd still have gotten rocked awkwardly into the boards and likely gone face first anyway. it's not his responsibility to face the player about to charge him. i don't understand why people have this attitude or think it factors at all into the supplemental discipline.
Well the player does bear onus for putting himself in a poor position. Turning your back simultaneous to the hit is absolutely the player's responsibility, especially if it changes the entire hit as a whole. If Player A will get hit shoulder to shoulder by Player B, Player B cannot be held responsible for Player A turning a split second before the hit that ultimately caused it to be from behind. The turn should me a mitigating factor when determining supplemental discipline.

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