All purpose 'Does fighting belong in the NHL?' thread
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09-05-2011, 04:57 PM
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IMHO bare-knuckle boxing on skates is plenty dangerous. Someone will die, then the league might act. (And many people will offer condolences to the dead player's family and act like they never thought such a tragedy possible...)
You're being way over-dramatic here.. Fighting has existed for long time in hockey in a lot of leagues and I've yet heard someone died on the ice after a fight. In the last 10 years, there was 7309 fights in the nhl and fighting has been allowed since 1922. Add all the preseason games+all the fights in all the other league worldwide and I've still never heard a player dying on the ice after a fight. We are probably talking about 200 000-300 000+ fights (and I'm being very conservative here) in every leagues in history and no one has died yet.
There are a lots of aspect in the game that are way more dangerous/life threatening than 2 guys fighting with referee close by to stop/protect them.
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