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12-17-2011, 03:26 AM
The Gourmet
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Originally Posted by tsnTpoint View Post
Why do the majority of fans American or Canadian get out of there chairs to cheer on fights?

Was last years Stanley cup finals not one of the best? Had fighting been banned from it, what sort of circus would that thing have turned into?
I don't see how a ban on fighting would have affected last year's Stanley Cup Final.

1) There's barely ever any fighting in the playoffs in general, and that's with fighting being "allowed" (technically it's not allowed).
2) The argument that fighting would reduce the amount of cheap-shotting in hockey, which the bolded text alludes to, does not apply to the Canucks. Their system is based on non-retaliation and scoring on the power play*.

*A system that didn't do very well in the Stanley Cup Final.

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