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02-29-2012, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by EbencoyE View Post
Fighting happens after the whistle, so it's not part of the game.

Also, hockey is a global sport. International hockey has never allowed fighting. Hockey does not revolve around the NHL.

That said, I can see both sides of the debate in this scenario. Hockey Canada has every right and good reason to ban fighting, especially at the youth level where hockey is about development and not entertaining old drunks in the stands.

But at the same time, I believe CHL teams are businesses are they not? And the players get paid as well, meaning it is more of an entertainment business than a developmental system.

So really the debate comes down to what the CHL really is. Is it a development system for youth players under the jurisdiction of Hockey Canada, or is it an entertainment-based business? I'm not sure myself.
There is no fighting at the youth levels. Fight and you're gone.

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