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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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Id love to know exactly which demographic was polled. I guarantee you it wasnt the players, because I would make a huge bet that hockey players would overwhelmingly AGAINST banning it. The only people who want it banned are the people who are not quite yet hockey fans. Thats what this boils down to, is Bettman wanting to expand hockeys popularity in the states...where drive-by shootings are a fact of life but fighting in hockey?! Heavens no! Bah. Bettman would put hockey sticks in all his bodily orifices if he thought it would make americans like hockey. What a joke...
Norbit, 2008-04-17 19:44:08

wayne

Fights happen in blow outs because the game has already been decided so it doesnt matter if the enforcer from the team that is losing takes the extra penalty for starting the fight.

Its called taking a number and waiting for payback. A blow out is the time to pay someone back for a cheap shot on his teams star player. Sometimes its from the winning team running up the score as well.


Wayne, 2008-04-17 19:07:03

The instigator rule is letting the cheap shot artists get away with there cowardly acts.

Get rid of the instigator rule and let the players start policing the game and the cheap shots will be cut down big time.


Wayne, 2008-04-17 18:45:38

wayne

I never said they needed goons back in the original 6 days. I said the exact opposite, the stars Like Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull all fough there own battles. They didnt need anyone to do there fighting for them like the stars of today do.
Wayne, 2008-04-17 18:42:38

wayne

Ok I have to ask ? What the hell are you smoking ? Where do you get your info from ? Orr cheap shoted ? Thats to fuuny. Orr's career wasnt cut short by cheap shots. He blocked to many slap shots.

Man are you off your bleeping rocker.
Wayne, 2008-04-17 18:39:25

Another thought I just had, going back to your historic era's where goons were needed to protect your stars. Those stars still got hit by cheap shots (orr's career was cut short and many more were too) and cheap shots have always taken place. In fact most of them are done by the goons who were brought in as protection.
wayne, 2008-04-17 15:56:45

Peter

When a fight involves a player from each team, which team does it pump up?

Why do most fights occur when the outcome of the game is already determined?

They don't seem to support your protection or pump up theories.
wayne, 2008-04-17 15:52:51

peter

1 player from both teams is involved in a fight. Which team does it pump up?

Why do most fights occur when the outcome is pretty well decided?
wayne, 2008-04-17 15:50:54

Fights don't keep the cheap-shot artists in check. Fighting is the reaction to a cheap shot. Cheap shots are going to happen during a game if the score gets out of hand. Players need to be policed better in the league.
skater, 2008-04-17 15:39:08

fighting always was and will be part of the game, at least around here. and this is where the best hockey is played. fights keep the cheap-shot artists in check and helps to pump up the teams.
Peter, 2008-04-17 14:58:02

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