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.
Does fighting belong in hockey? Is it an integral part of the game, or can the game of hockey survive and thrive with the inclusion of fisticuffs? Have your say in our forum.
Report calls for end to fights
The fact that fighting "is part of the game" is not valid.
Hockey flurishes around the world without it.
Yes there a "cheap shots" and serious infractions.
It is to critisize something without offering a solution. Try this.
The NHL must change their view on Referies. They do not have the necessary control requiered. It would soon becomme apparent to owners if a first cheap shot, etc, got an instant game misconduct. Not 2 mins, a nice rest. Second infraction, 3 game suspension.
There is a lot of talk about a milionair getting a $50,00.00 fine and it is no big deal. I agree, no big deal. A secon major is worth, not a set amount, but 5% of his salary, a third, 10%. The taem would be requied to match the amonts.
How long do you think it would take for the message to sink in. Hockey is a wonderful sport. Make it enjoyable for all concerned.
bob weir, 2009-01-24 22:02:21
Lets not turn the greatest game into a farce like soccer.
Mike in Ottawa, 2009-01-22 13:32:21
What beats me is why Y'Alls even watch basketball in the first place. The only body contact is lame, the players get "hurt" really easily, and when there is a fight it's more b****h-slapping than fisticuffs.
F.A.H. Kinwright, 2009-01-22 12:28:52
Tim, 2009-01-22 11:56:40
Are you serious.
Just out of curiousity though, in baseball when you fall down does your exposed head hit super hard ice that can kill you?
wayne, 2009-01-21 09:03:45