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09-20-2012, 01:49 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kitchener, ON
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I think the OHL has gone a bit to far in the penalties its handing out for fighting. I get that they want to cut down on the dirty play ect, but that is a bit overboard.
tweets from guys like Krys Barch and Rinaldo arent liking it a whole lot.
10 fights in one season results in a 2 game suspension? WTF
It would definitely affect guys like Rinaldo, but the stats show that 92% of players last year would not be affected. The league is trying to get rid of the designated goon who can't otherwise play, as well as staged fights, and I don't have a problem with that at all. Also, if there is an instigator penalty given to the opponent, it doesn't count as a fight for the non-instigator.
It will affect morons like a Windsor player, who stated a few weeks ago that his goal this year is to have 40 fights. Not points, championships, or blocked shots... fights. If he gets suspended and costs his team money, oh well.
Where I think we could see a problem is with guys like Cousins. If he's out on the ice at the end of the game, he's going to have free reign to be a jerk and anyone who retaliates will be suspended. That's where I disagree with the new rules in the OHL (suspension for fighting in the last 5 minutes of a game).
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