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05-26-2013, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by habsfanatics View Post
There is a trend actually. Ask Brian Gionta about the stick work when he played for Boston College. Stick work almost always goes up when fighting is removed. Two willing combatants is a heck of a lot better than getting two-handed with a stick. One you're prepared for, the other you have no idea it's coming.

Fighting doesn't prevent the game from being played, this argument is a red herring, of course fighting won't prevent hits, it's not suppose to.
How is that example a trend? It's just more conjecture unless you can back it up. And since it's not even the NHL it's not really relevant.

If you don't like using hits then fine check for non-fighting majors, do teams with enforcers deter other teams from plays that result in majors? There's a wealth of data out there why can't someone provide something to back up their claims?

It's like Cherry going off on Hockey Canada for removing hitting until 13 years old. He was saying there would be more injuries, Ron MacLean told him about how in fact injuries are the same when comparing Quebec/Alberta and Cherry ignores it and makes a pitch to the heart since he doesn't have data to back him up.

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