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03-22-2012, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Habsterix View Post
That's the easy answer from people who refuse to acknowledge what players are saying, what people who have lived to play competitive hockey which included fighting. It's a lame and weak argument in trying to convince people that fighting has no other purpose than entertainment, rebuffing those who know and say that it has the same effect as a goal, a good hit, a great defensive play or a great save, which is to change the momentum of a game.
the problem with anecdotal evidence, like relying on what some players say as fact, is that there is always other anecdotal evidence that suggests otherwise, eg., the Red Wings do not have an enforcer, instead every player on the team plays tough, and is accountable, and will stand up for themselves and each other. Fighting in hockey is useless, and is only relevant because the officiating and supplemental discipline is, and always will be, a joke.

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