Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.

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    Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.

    So, I am at the Leafs/ Bruins game the other night, 2 fights broke out, and one wrestling match. To my amazement all the fans went quiet, and put their heads down so they didn't have to watch the violence. After the second fight most of the people started to leave. So, I am left with only one conclusion. It is clear to me that there is no appetite for fighting at a Pro-hockey game. 


    Can you honestly see Ed Synder allowing fighting to be taken out of hockey? Seriously. 




     
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    Re: Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.

    I doubt the NHL would, but USA and Canada Hockey will probably do it.

     
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    Re: Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.

    tukka how is your groin feeling?

     
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    In Response to Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.:
    So, I am at the Leafs/ Bruins game the other night, 2 fights broke out, and one wrestling match. To my amazement all the fans went quiet, and put their heads down so they didn't have to watch the violence. After the second fight most of the people started to leave. So, I am left with only one conclusion. It is clear to me that there is no appetite for fighting at a Pro-hockey game.  Can you honestly see Ed Synder allowing fighting to be taken out of hockey? Seriously. 
    Posted by perrysound

    Or they didn't have any appetite for the Leafs play.

     
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    Re: Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.

    I don't think that people that don't actually play the game should even be allowed to vote. If anyone should decide it should be the players. They are the ones playing the game. Everyone else should shut up and f off, and let them decide.
     
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    Re: Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.

    The folks who actually have tickets at the ACC are some of the least passionate in the game. You want to see how real hockey fans feel about fighting, watch the reaction of the crowd when there's a bout in the Garden, Calgary, Winnipeg, or Edmonton.
     
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    Re: Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.

    I don't like those staged fights between so-called heavy weights but the spur of the moment angry fights like Seids & Armstrong are great, because we all understand that feeling. Fighting is going nowhere. 
     
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    Re: Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.

    That TSN poll had the player support for fighting at something like 97%, didn't it?  So long as that number is so high, fighting stays. 
     
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    Re: Today's Headline- Will the NHL ever Ban Fighting.

    Like Stan, I think there are two types of fights, the crappy/embarassing staged fights and the intense fights.   Those staged fights are a product of the late 80s and should be banned (somehow).  Don't give me the story about those fights picking up a team.  Thats BS.  After one of those, you can see the guys on the bench and most of them are rolling their eyes.  The intense ones like Seids, are what makes hockey great.

    There is a reason why the playoffs are great to watch, all the intensity but none of the fake fighting.  

    I think if you ban fighting altogether, that will open the doors on more cheap shots though.  Since the refs have discretion on the severity of checks/hits, maybe they should have that for fights.  If Thorton does that pathetic dance with some other goon, kick them out of the game.   Sieds fight, just a 5 min major.


     
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