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10-10-2011, 03:36 PM
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Habsterix*
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Originally Posted by MasterDecoy View Post
if you love fighting on ice so much, there's a league for you: the LNAH
That's an easy out. If you love non-fighting hockey, watch international hockey. What? If it goes one way, it must also go the other way, right?

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Originally Posted by fufonzo View Post
there's a pretty big difference between the two.

Players train to fight in MMA and boxing. They train day in and day out and generally have been doing it for years.

Hockey fighters are hockey players that are big and not good enough to have a role on the team without having to fight. i'd bet that most enforcers don't even enjoy fighting but do it because it's the only way they get to play in the NHL.

They fight on skates, and falling and hitting their head on the ice is a very big risk.

I wouldn't call myself anti-fighting, but I do believe that being an enforcer can take a toll on them.
Again, the purpose it NON to compare the two sports, but only to point out how hypocritical it is to use player safety as an excuse to try to remove it from the game, and or to link fighting to the recent deaths.

Also, hockey players do practice their fighting skills.

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