Fighting in Hockey: Should It Be Banned?

May 11th, 2010 by Jason Clary Leave a reply »

One of my favorite sayings goes something like this: "I went to a fight, and a hockey game broke out."

It describes the utter hard-nosed mentality of the NHL and the players who strap on skates for their teams.

Ever since hockey was created, before any of us were even born, fights became a common occurrence. Some of the most intense games are ones where your favorite player throws down his stick and gloves, and gives an old-fashioned back yard whoopin' to a player on the other team.

Nothing says rivalry like some good punches back and forth. But when does fighting in hockey become a detriment to the flow of the game? When does it go from a little healthy competition to a complete disregard to fundamental hockey?

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