Strangelove wrote:One of the worst groups of dee in the league, and a team severely lacking in character.
dbr wrote:Schenn did turn though.
He was going to get obliterated anyway but you can't see a hit like that coming and turn away from it, it's just the worst thing you can do for yourself.
(edit: I guess my point is that it makes it tough to suspend for the injury in cases like this, which obviously the league does. IMO give Wilson a few games for a reckless run at a player so you can really throw the book at him if he keeps it up in the future but Schenn put himself in a really bad spot.)
KeyserSoze wrote:If Schenn sees someone coming, even last minute, he can't try to eek out by turning his back on the play. It seems to me like he identified a hit coming with enough time to still accelerate forward or at least brace himself...but chose to turn instead. He should also expect immediate pressure, he is handling the puck in the corner of all places. Gutless move on his part to turn like that.
herb wrote:Players turn to avoid hits all the time. The Sedins avoid contact with a quick spin or turn nearly every game. That doesn't mean the guy who got hit should get the blame on what was a predatory charge.
I love a hard fore check. I love fast paced, aggressive hockey. I hate the lack of respect many players have for their competition.
KeyserSoze wrote:Turning was a gutless move on his part. "Taking a hit to make a play"...well Schenn wasn't willing. Not saying I totally blame him or don't understand why he turned, but he would have been better off skating through it or bracing himself imo. I think he realized he was in trouble with enough time to take an extra quick stride or two, which may have at least saved his head/neck. Hell, if he had done that it may have been Wilson flying into the boards and getting hurt on the play. Impossible to say.
BurningBeard wrote:On that particular hit, does anyone truly think it would have turned out significantly better had Schenn actually turned into it? I think Wilson was so out of control with momentum, Schenn would have ended up landing on his back and smashing his head into the boards either way. Schenn was in that sweet spot (5 feet away from the boards with the puck) where, if he gets hit hard, it's going to be bad. Wilson hits him so hard he flies off the ice after contact, which is why he ends up falling down immediately after (Schenn's leg also trips him slightly).
Island Nucklehead wrote:I think the league needs to reinforce that the idea of body checking/contact is to separate the player from the puck, not put someone in the hospital.