We are seeing an increase in the number of teams that are using the "female" player, and using the initiate fight to get a jump off the draw. I've asked EA to see if this was something that was giving a "speed" burst and the results didn't really support it. Personally, I don't think this causes a speed burst I think it just negates ANY incidental contact on the one side which creates less friction allow the one skater the ability to get to the puck sooner. I also think it adds to the face-off meta more, because now we are seeing it used as a "fake" tie up. As a competitive community so we outlaw this during league games?