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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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pete puck head

What the hell are you smoking ? The NHL has a billion dollar television deal ? lol.

Yes the NHL makes hundreds of millions every year in merchandise sales you clown.

Damn you are just as dumb as your online boyfriend wayne ( no fighting please ) lol.

Or maybe 1 in the same since you both talk alot of BS.
Kevin, 2008-04-18 11:06:06

Pete as a hockey fan i have not met a hockey fan that argues bobby orr's career was cut short from blocking shots. Every fan I have ever talked to and a few ex players (my best freinds dad played for the Sabres during expansion) All claim cheap shots shortened Orr's career. i Remember one big one (forgetthe goon) that is repeatedly shown when this arguement comes up on sports desk of a man streaking in backwards, crowched sending orr flying and injuring his knee once again. Are you sure your a hockey fan?
wayne, 2008-04-18 11:02:40

How many fights did Crosby or Ovenchkin have ? Yea they are big bad mean tough guys lol.

Thanks for making my point for me idiot. Damn you make dumber comments by the day.
Wayne, 2008-04-18 11:02:37

Pete do you remember the lockout? Do you remember some of the issues. 1 was the teams were claiming bankruptcy. Players said many teams owners also owned arenas. They were making tons off concessions and the arenas were amking money and they were overcharging the Teams rent to show them losing money.


wayne, 2008-04-18 10:42:00

wayne, I like most people like to watch and play Texas Hold em. That being said it is a phenomonem that will peter out. Most importantly, Poker is not even on during prime time which hockey is! The fact that ESPN 8 doesn not air hockey in lieu of poker does not necessarily mean it generates more revenue, certainly not in the big picture, perhaps in the west when the rest of North America has already enjoyed watching hockey, or football, or baseball. It's interesting that viewing you refer to i.e. bowling, cards etc. are always played late at night along with porn! What are you watching.
Pete, 2008-04-18 10:24:19

Pete talk about morons. Hockey jerseys are property of the NHL along with the players names. They are made in china for $1.00 and sold to you for the wonderful price of $100. Most fans own one and most of the money goes to the Team and the NHL because the player has already been paid for the right to use his name by his enourmous salary. Merchandising is a huge part of revenue for all teams.

Second for years the arguement that bobby orr's career was cut short was goons, it has been used by people like you to support goons. It has been used as an arguemment to protect players. Now you say it was due to blocking shots because its getting used against you. And i'm a moron. Classic
wayne, 2008-04-18 10:00:05

Sydney crosby 5'11 200 lbs

Ovechkin 6'2" 217 lbs

Chara 6'7" 255 lbs

Ya these wimp stars of today definitely need thugs to protect them.
wayne, 2008-04-18 09:24:14

Kevin, you never cease to amaze me, Teams/league get very little from merchandise compared to the BILLIONS for network rights. Did you check out the Poker last night or the hockey game idiot. Get some real numbers and then I'll entertain your moronic sensibilities. Players Jersey's bring in Millions and Millions? Are you serious, they don't even sell millions and millions of jerseys you moron. even if they did, how much of a profit margin do you think there is in a Jersey, given the players cut, the agents cut, the teams cut, the leagues cut. And lastly, many times a team is not even involved i.e. entitled to any of the consession monies. Do some research buds. Take the game off TV and see what happens to the salaries. Advertising, check out the boards, the ice, the arena (name), this is where the real money is. You know what your an idiot, and done!
Pete, 2008-04-18 09:15:39

Wayne, you are the biggest moron to grace this site since Jimmy the American Idiot. Bobby Orr's career was cut short due to repeated torn anterior crucial ligament and subsequent operations. I quote from his official web site, "His knee problems would take an increasing toll after 1973. Despite being limited by knee injuries which would later force him to retire early". You don't get knee injuries, at least this type, from blocking shots moron. Get your facts together, you have zero cred on this chat forum.
Pete, 2008-04-18 09:01:17

So we need goons to get rid of cheap shot artists, which oddly enough are the goons themselves. Which came first the chicken or the egg.

So they didn't have goons in the 50's and 60's because guys like Orr could handle themselves. Are you serious? Orr didn't get in fights, so I guess you don't need fights to handle yourself then.

There is no justification for fighting. all theories get holes shot in it. Needed, history etc. The only reason that you can possibly give is you like it. The only reason that it stays in the NHL is fans like it. Its popularity is dwindling and that is a fact. When its popularity is less than the people who don't like it which it is close to or at now you will see its demise. Money makes all decisions and if more paying or potential paying people say they don't want to see it, then you won't.

Last one because this blows all your theories out of the water, explain goalie fighting goalie PLEASE.
wayne, 2008-04-18 08:42:16

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