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03-07-2013, 11:11 AM
Tom Polakis
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Originally Posted by Lshap View Post
This is a good point.

I'm neutral about fighting. I don't mind it every now and then but don't miss it when it doesn't happen. And that's an interesting point - none of us think fighting is necessary when it doesn't happen. How many fans are watching a tight 3-3 game and thinking, "Man - we really need a fight!"? I admit when I think of the best playoff games/series, I don't remember the fights and probably couldn't tell you if there were any.

When I was looking up the numbers to find out how many fights there are per playoff game, I noticed that Kyle Chipchura received a fighting major. I can remember nearly every goal from every Coyotes playoff game, and yet I can't even remember which series Chipchura's fought in, much less the game. When the hockey is good (and hard hitting), the sideshow isn't necessary.

Again, I don't advocate banning fighting, but it sure has become superfluous.

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