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A 10 minute game misconduct for fighting?

Posted on: March 13, 2009 10:22 pm

  It sounds crazy right, 10 minutes for fighting, well the league is voting on it now. If a player fights directly after the face off. That player or players will receive a 10 mis-conduct. What has hockey become? To me this is absolutely crazy and will hurt the sport even more. It's just one step closer to eliminating fighting all together. I can't see how this will help the the game, fighting should always be part of the game. Fighting is part of the very fabric that built hockey when it was at its most popular in American sports culture. Maybe I'm wrong on this but hockey needs fighting and fighting needs hockey, they are one in the same. The league has to find a way to keep the toothless brawlers and implement the skill players at the same time without being so tough on the fighting penalties. This rule that is being discussed and voted on soon by the league is one big step in the wrong direction for the NHL.

Category: NHL

Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2010 11:44 pm

A 10 minute game misconduct for fighting?

Fighting is the best part of hockey. They should do it way more often! Fght, fight, fight, fight!

Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 3:05 pm

A 10 minute game misconduct for fighting?

If you get a 10 min misconduct for a staged fight I think that would really hurt the game.  Fighting in hockey has been around since I have been watching the game and I really enjoy a good fight, weather it be to change the momentom of a game or just to entertain the fans.

What is wrong with squaring off with a guy after the puck if dropped?

I think staged fighting is better then jumping a guy after a clean hit.

I hope this rule get vetod as for fighting in hockey has suffered enough.  I dont know how many people watch leafs games anymore but the 3rd period of the game between Philly and the leafs remind me of old time hockey and I really enjoyed it.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2010 11:04 pm

A 10 minute game misconduct for fighting?

being a flyers fan. i hate that 10 min p for a fight, i think when they drop thier gloves and take off thier own helmets. that shows what a real hockey fight should be like. fist vs face not helmet.

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