Matt_T83 Posted October 21, 2015 Share Posted October 21, 2015 So kudos to the NHL (if this is in fact true) that they won't suspend Nick Spaling for 'boarding' Nick Foligno:http://www.tsn.ca/c-mon-ref-how-is-an-infraction-suspension-worthy-1.379866But this raises the bigger issue of turtling (turning your back to a hit against the boards):http://www.sportsnet.ca/fan-fuel/hockey-central-ask-the-insiders-penalty-for-turning-your-back/If you read the 2nd article I've linked, the comment is made that basically nothing 'bad' can come from turning your back to a hit against the boards: Either you will protect the puck or draw a penalty. This is absolutely ridiculous and infuriates me beyond belief. We shouldn't be REWARDING players for putting themselves in dangerous situations. Players should be forced to take hits like men against the boards. If they don't want to be hit, they can dump the puck and create a turnover.The NHL needs to start handing out turtling penalties for the EXACT play Foligno made. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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