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Should fighting be banned from hockey?
Sat, October 4, 2008

Should there be fighting in the NHL? As the hockey season approaches, this question, once again, is being asked.

Some say that hockey without fighting is like the Ice Capades. I don't know what they're talking about. I've taken my granddaughter to the Ice Capades, and the fairy ice princess throws a pretty good punch.

We all know the great Rodney Dangerfield line about how he went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.

What's your opinion on fighting in hockey? Should it stay or should it go. Have your say in our forum.

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fighting in hockey should NOT be Banned. It al depends on why their fighting. . let them duke it out for christ sake.
jay, 2008-11-19 08:32:20

NO!
stu, 2008-11-18 17:25:31

Yes it should be banned , just think before the games they could all get together and compare Nail Polish
Mike in Ottawa, 2008-10-27 13:46:49

Fighting should not be banned.

But, if you high stick another player, you should be kicked out for the rest of the current game.

If you do something stupid and attack another player like Bertuzzi did, you should be banned from professional hockey in North America FOR LIFE.

Simple one-on-one fighting is not the problem, attacks and improper use of the stick is.

Also, if you fight more than once in a game, you receive a 3 game suspension!
gordholio, 2008-10-27 06:44:04

Let's worry about the high hits first. There a lot of so-called "clean" hits that cause a lot more serious injuries than fighting does.

Hockey Canada and the IIHF have both recognized the seriousness of head injuries. Why is the NHL so negligent to protect its star players?


Ron, 2008-10-26 18:26:34

As long as idiots like Avery and Hollweg are around you cannot ban fighting. You need guys who can knock the stupidness out of those who use their sticks as baseball bats, hit from behind and so on. If you don't like fighting turn the channel to the food network, mind you you probably can't handle Gord Ramsay's trench mouth either.
Mike, 2008-10-14 11:00:47

Yes, it should be banned.

If you want to fight, take up boxing or UFC.


Drtbykr, 2008-10-13 16:48:51

When I played hockey many years ago the odd fight was always the fun part even if you sometimes got the worst of it and got kicked out of the game.For those who are against fighting in hockey go hide in the bathroom when a fight breaks out or better yet as Don Cherry says go watch figure skating.
Johnny, 2008-10-07 12:13:07

Let's see ban fighting from hockey?

Where do you put this in the list of priorities to protect hockey players from

serious injuries?

1- Hitting from behind.

2- Head shots.

3- Stick work.

4- Neckguards.

Not at the top of my list.

Not everyone fights, and often there is a reason.

Hockey is a contact sport - and played to win. At the top levels, the difference between winning and losing cost jobs and chances to secure jobs.

For those who say the Euros don't fight they are right, but as with the TV NHL games, people can often miss the extracurriculars while following the puck. Stickwork is a part of the Euro game.

If you cut out the 4 No-No's listed above, you'll have less fighting.

The only way that will happen is with VERY SERIOUS fines $$$ to players, coaches, and teams; and long suspensions.

If you cripple the wallet the culprits will learn - until that happens there will be no change.
Andy V., 2008-10-07 10:28:00

I agree with everyone here and say who cares about Ontario.

Sorry but fighting is a part of any sport. If you ban fighting and body checking or contact in hockey then you wreak the sport of hockey.

I even say lety the women body check and fight as well. it'll make for an intresting game
A hockey fan, 2008-10-07 10:17:46

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