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11-04-2012, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by krazy kanuck View Post
Compared to other sports it does. Other than the actual combat sports, hockey's 5 minute rule is joke. Baseball, basketball, football, soccer - you're talking a suspension on the first time. Multtiple times in the same season? Well that just doesn't happen but if it did the suspension would be lengthy...
Just because the penalties aren't incredibly stiff doesn't mean it encourages it. A penalty is a penalty. If fighting in football meant a life-time ban, having a three-year ban in hockey for the same thing doesn't mean encouragement. BTW, baseball, basketball, and soccer aren't contact sports, either. Two very different sets of rules, so you can't compare their suspensions to hockey.

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