Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/27/11
(The Player is an active member of a National Hockey League team. Anonymous by choice, he will provide insights about life in hockey on occasion throughout the season.) I can honestly say that I've never purposely turned my back to get a call. I have turned into hits trying to avoid a check and been put into the boards hard. Sometimes this resulted in a penalty to my opponent, and sometimes it didn't; but it was never a strategic move on my part to put my team on the power play. I do believe there are some players in the League who employ this tactic strategically, but not many. I certainly don't think it's an epidemic. Contrary to what a lot of people might think, I don't see this as an attempt to draw penalties. The guys who constantly put themselves in vulnerable positions are simply banking on the fact that their opponents will lay off them. They are trying to put all the responsibility on the hitter and assuming none of it themselves. It's reckless and gutless. They can do this because
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