"It's fun, because you feel like you're a part of the game," he told NHL.com. "You get to hear what they're saying and they ask you, 'Did you see that?' You just shrug your shoulders and say, 'I wasn't looking."
-- Bill Acchione, who works the home penalty box at the Wachovia Center
They have some of the best seats in the house, but they're not for the faint of heart.
The men who work as penalty-box attendants have one of the most thankless jobs in the NHL. They get yelled at, spit on and put in uncomfortable positions by angry, adrenaline-pulsing NHL players.
None of it on purpose, of course.
Bill Acchione, who works the home penalty box at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, agrees.