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11-06-2012, 10:28 AM
  #196
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by savey49 View Post
Indimidation was bigger back in my earlier days in the NHL. The game has changed a lot. New rules allows the skilled players to perform without the clutching and grabbing they use to do in the old days. You have to be able to play the game now. Fights can always change to momentum of games for the good but sometimes for the bad. I remember a fight in the old forum with Domi and Brashear. Brashear was young and Domi was a heavy weight. Leafs were out paling us badly but Brash gave it to him and changed the momentum of the game and we went on to win.
How often would you say those staged fights actually impacted the outcome of a game?? And how about now compared to then? Staged fights nowadays seemed useless 99% of the time.

A reactionary fight after a player got hit, I can see have some momentum change, a staged fight for vengeance as well, but a random staged fight because your team is 3-1 rarely seems to change anything.

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