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04-07-2011, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by nystromshairstylist View Post
2-get fighting out of the game, period. With 2 small kids, it is near impossible to explain to them how fighting is NOT an option in 99% of the rest of situations in life - but in hockey it is somehow excusable.
Originally Posted by madmutter View Post
Just try explaining it when your kid plays himself! Very difficult, especially when you are at a game live and the crowd is going nuts during a fight.
Don't underestimate children's intelligence. At some point in life you, yourself, realized that fighting in hockey is different than fighting on the street... and that fighting in the NHL is different than fighting at your local rink.

Unless the kid has a behavioral disability, simply saying "NHL players are allowed do that, but you aren't" is sufficient.

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