Originally Posted by FightingIsGood
A turtle? I don't see any turtle, I see Malkin dropping his gloves and throwing punches back at butthurt Vinny. And what is wrong with what Malkin did? He tried to protect himself by ducking under the hit, like a whole lot of other players do in exactly the same way. It's not his fault butthurt Vinny decided to throw a hissy fit.
I guess it wasn't a full-on turtle, but he layed his shoulder into Vinny then when Vinny started attacking him from behind (which I dont really agree with either), Malkin sort of ducked out then turned around. Natural reaction I suppose. No turtle. Il admit when I am wrong, when I initially watched it I must have still been sleepy this morning...
But regarding the hit, or the ducked hit rather. Bracing for a hit and lowering your body is one thing and to be expected. But the recent phenomenon of practically dropping to the ice so the guy flies over top of you is weak and very Europeon hockey like.