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04-17-2010, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by NJDEVILS17 View Post
Was the video I posted in response a staged fight?
Nope. Like I said, you can't really define a "staged fight" with a purely black-and-white definition. Not every fight off the face-off is "staged", just as not every fight that occurs during the play isn't "staged."

I don't know what you're trying to get at asking questions you already know answers to, but IMO, the NHL doesn't really need to put anything in the rulebook regarding this because..

1. It's not exactly an easy thing to penalize somebody for something that's hard to prove. If a rule were passed, I'd end up like the Instigator Rule, well-meaning but enforced unevenly.

and

2. Current NHL trends are doing a better job of eliminating staged fights then any rule would.

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