Did the Olympics Shut the Door on Fighting’s Future in the NHL?

March 3rd, 2010 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »

During the Olympic hockey tournament, the majority of the punches thrown were between Finland and Sweden in the women’s bronze medal game.


The men’s hockey was fast, even on the NHL size rink. Some teams played a defensive style of hockey, trying to use the size to their advantage, and some played a wide open game.


Each had its share of success.


The battles in the corners and in front of the net were no less intense, and when Alexander Ovechkin hit Jaromir Jagr in the open ice, he was not jumped for the clean check.


Though there was the odd scuffle around the net, the minor raucous subsided within moments.

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