Does NHL Fighting Lead Too Concussions?
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02-01-2013, 04:24 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Manchester NH
I don't think that banning fighting is the answer, but I could really do without the enforcer role. I like to watch a guy like Ference, McQuaid, Campbell, Horton or Lucic drop the gloves, but watching Thornton and the opponent's 12th forward go at it does absolutely nothing for me.
I liked KPD's idea of reducing the number of players that teams can suit up by one in an effort to eliminate the enforcer. Teams would have a tough decision, as in the case of the Bruins a guy like Paille who kills penalties is much more valuable than a guy who fights.
Side note, have teams always dressed three forward lines or did it used to be just three? I know the old NHL games on Genesis had only three lines, but I wasn't sure if that was just a way to group the forwards and defensemen neatly.
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