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This boarding penalty that hands the Stanley Cup to the LA Kings is a perfect example of a growing trend in hockey.

The NHL wants to ban damaging hits to players, so they make stiffer boarding rules a good while back. Although it was always there, its punishment has definitely become tougher, and players react to these changes. In the old NHL, you had to protect yourself. If someone was baring down on you, you had to dump the puck and risk a turnover. These days players just turn their backs to the hit, knowing they become an illegal target.

Scuderi knew that the hit was coming. Instead of defending himself, he just turned his back to the hit. Players do this more and more. In fact, with the new illegal check to the head rules, players will just skate straight up Lindros style into the zone, knowing they can't be hit to the head.

The NHL is going to have to make turtling penalties eventually, if they want to keep hitting in the game. It's unacceptable to turn your back to a hit when you know it's coming. I hope Scuderi's concussion is so bad his career is ended.

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No he's fine haven't you been watching?

He came back right away to start the 2nd, and other than the cuts on his face he looks fine.

I agree Scuderi knew that was coming and that call cost the Devils the cup and also all the NHL fans of a good game.

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This boarding penalty that hands the Stanley Cup to the LA Kings is a perfect example of a growing trend in hockey.

The NHL wants to ban damaging hits to players, so they make stiffer boarding rules a good while back. Although it was always there, its punishment has definitely become tougher, and players react to these changes. In the old NHL, you had to protect yourself. If someone was baring down on you, you had to dump the puck and risk a turnover. These days players just turn their backs to the hit, knowing they become an illegal target.

Scuderi knew that the hit was coming. Instead of defending himself, he just turned his back to the hit. Players do this more and more. In fact, with the new illegal check to the head rules, players will just skate straight up Lindros style into the zone, knowing they can't be hit to the head.

The NHL is going to have to make turtling penalties eventually, if they want to keep hitting in the game. It's unacceptable to turn your back to a hit when you know it's coming. I hope Scuderi's concussion is so bad his career is ended.

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This boarding penalty that hands the Stanley Cup to the LA Kings is a perfect example of a growing trend in hockey.

The NHL wants to ban damaging hits to players, so they make stiffer boarding rules a good while back. Although it was always there, its punishment has definitely become tougher, and players react to these changes. In the old NHL, you had to protect yourself. If someone was baring down on you, you had to dump the puck and risk a turnover. These days players just turn their backs to the hit, knowing they become an illegal target.

Scuderi knew that the hit was coming. Instead of defending himself, he just turned his back to the hit. Players do this more and more. In fact, with the new illegal check to the head rules, players will just skate straight up Lindros style into the zone, knowing they can't be hit to the head.

The NHL is going to have to make turtling penalties eventually, if they want to keep hitting in the game. It's unacceptable to turn your back to a hit when you know it's coming. I hope Scuderi's concussion is so bad his career is ended.

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Atleast LA fans cheered when Gionta got up, I appreciate that.

Boston fans would have started booing and chanting "Faker, Faker".

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I hope Scuderi's concussion is so bad his career is ended.

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Who is the ref that called that, I'll locate him and assassinate him.

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