By John Miner and the Canadian Press
A London anti-violence expert is applauding recommendations from a panel on concussions that call for the elimination of fighting from all levels of hockey.
Peter Jaffe said the report could be the tipping point that changes the culture of the game.
The recommendations, resulting from meetings at the London Hockey Concussion Summit on Jan. 17-18, also calls from an elimination of high hits/head hits.
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Report calls for end to fights
What I don't agree with is the "planned fight" as soon as a puck is dropped. THAT just does'nt belong and is Not "part of the game".
cutter, 2009-05-30 08:33:50
A good game has no fights or maybe 1 or 2 fights.
Look at the playoff - fewer fights and really intense hockey.
I'm not against fighting, but I'm tired of seeing a lot of it in hockey.
Hockey is mainly about skill (stickhandling, shooting, skating), and fighting should be relegated to a minor spot.
gordholio, 2009-03-23 05:28:07
dirty hits to the head should be handled if the player is out for a period of time the hitter is gone the same lenght of time But it won`t happen .
Lloyd Abbott, 2009-03-10 13:21:06