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11-02-2012, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by CharlieGirl View Post
I do agree, but when this same age group competes at an international level, they know they can't fight, so they don't. During playoffs, it happens but it's a rare occurrence -- the players can play without fighting when they have to.
You could easily have fewer fights, but I was referring to the comment that, in 20 years, fighting will be gone from the game completely. I don't believe that'll ever happen due to the smaller nature of the playing surface, the high speeds, and the constant contact.

He's not a good player and he can't fight either.
Mind backing this argument up? I'm curious.

While I realize goals and big saves get the crowds on their feet, a good fight between two heavyweights can have a tremendous effect on both the crowd and the teams. Never underestimate that.

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