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10-28-2012, 06:51 AM
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Phoenix
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I feel that ONE part of the problem is that fighting is almost tolerated (and cheered on) in the pro leagues. Thus in the deep psyche of hockey players and their audience, it is 'ok' to fight because it is 'part' of the sport, and 'admired' by some.

I don't know any other non-combat sport that has the same level of fighting that hockey has. It is a fast-paced, high adrenaline and frustrating game, but to descend below a shove (and not back off when the ref or other team players pull you back) and not control yourself is a bit of a joke.

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