Not sure why this needed a thread. He had his head up and it was -a bit- on the late side, borderline for sure. My homer eyes want to say late, but I didn't agree with the Rangers color saying it should've been a flat out penalty.
He was out on the next shift as well. This doesn't compare to the other hits he's gotten with his head down.
Best hit on him this year was Stuart's, clean huge, magnificent hit, too bad Anisimov was totally oblivious of the pressure and opened himself up to get blasted, and Stuart didn't even go full force and still dropped him like a sack of bricks.
I know it's not a big name, but Davis Drewiske routinely leaves himself open to the big hit. Lucky for him, he's a pretty big dude, but man, the amount of times the guy stays about 1 ft away from the boards...
And I think another poster already mentioned Robidas.
Jack Hillen on the Isles takes a good knock around once a game. Part of it is him being on the small side, part is that he willingly takes a hit in order to make the safe play (and preserve his spot on the team by not ****ing up the play). Lately though he has found a middle ground in making a good play and absorbing/avoiding the inevitable.
I should say though, the kid can take a beating. He always bounces right up, although the hits look brutal.
We got this guy from Carolina named Niklas Nordgren a couple of years ago. Played about 15 pointless games for the Pens, awful player. Anyway, he would get blown up exactly once per shift. He'd go flying like a rag doll, too. I don't know how he got away uninjured.