Thanks. Was wondering who the moron was that kept saying this. A penalty? For ducking? 2 minutes for unsportsman like conduct for not taking a hit like a man.
In basketball (FIBA anyways) if a player is airborne and you duck even in an attempt to protect yourself, it's considered a reckless play for undercutting someone in a vulnerable position and you will be immediately assessed a disqualifying foul and be ejected from the game. It may seem counterproductive, but I can see where Olzyck is coming from.
The primary difference for this is that the player is skating forward and can still see the player duck, so it could be argued that something can be done about avoiding it.
As I said before. 3 goals to win most every game. 1 goal plus 1 goal 3 does not make.
Don't care if it's Whitney or Potter or even a Barker (ok scratch that part) we need goals. Krueger needs to let them fly for a game or two to regain the touch. Win or loose. They, even Schultz, forgot where to shoot. Lob it at the crest, nope. Scurry around with the puck for a while looking for open players, nope. Deke the entire opposing team to get the perfect miss, nope.
Maybe maybe not I wouldn't know what to do to score but it is quite obvious what doesn't score, game after game.
If you like em set em free Ralf, lose the leash for a bit. They may do great things. At least that is my hope.
My opinion. And you probably think it's wrong. Nothing wrong with that. I feel Potter's played better in his role than Whitney had/has in his role - he's had a worse O-zone start stat and he's had a better Corsi Rel and a better Corsi On. But hey.