End of fighting in the NHL?
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09-30-2013, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
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You're grabbing at straws, which is about the closest you've come to grasping anything so far.
a very long history of "enforcers" and "fights". The NFL
extremely physical and extremely emotional. The primary two arguments in favor of unrestricted fighting in the NHL are "tradition" and "emotion". Yet there are two direct parallels to other major leagues that refute the idea that fighting is an inherent outgrowth from either one of those. That's not about whatever moronic "point" you want to make about kicking field goals in the NBA.
I don't know what "facetting" is.
The NBA assesses technical fouls to players who taunt or display unsportsmanlike conduct toward another. Now, if you want to sit there and tell me that a 7', 300-pound giant throwing a punch at the face of someone else for the mere act of "standing over him" is acceptable, then I think it's safe to say every negative term that can be conjured up for the pro-fighting crowd can be applied in your case. I happen to find physical assault to be a great deal more reprehensible than something that is said or motioned, and I have hundreds of years of Western legal tradition backing me on that one.
After this, nothing else that you say can be taken seriously. Why stop at merely punching someone in the face? He's embarrassing you by "standing over you", why stop at a punch? Someone on ESPN might see this; you owe it to yourself and your teammates to go for a groin shot. Maybe clothesline the guy the next time he goes up for a layup; don't you know that he
stood over you
I dont CARE about the NBA or the NFL. This idea that the NHL has to abandon one of the very aspects that makes the game unique in order to emulate other leagues that hockey fans DONT CARE ABOUT is a freaking fools errand. I care about hockey, and as long as I have cared about it ( and even longer) this means fights.
the NFL and the uber-physical NBA ( har de har har) have long tolerated biting, eye gouging, targetting a guys knees or " hard fouls" where a guy is in a vulnerable position in the air and you knock him off equilibrium so that he falls uncontrollably. Or when two hading the ball, if the guy is crowding you, pivot around and give him an elbow in the chops, and if it comes to blows just rest assured that other people will jump in and try to sucker you ( like they do in basebrawls where the most devastating blows come from guys not engaged suckering someone who is).
If this is they type of things YOU want to emulate, the 1) I dont think you DO have the players best interest in mind and 2) my opinion is the league would be a hell of a lot better off without fans of your ilk.
Im just wondering do you go to the opera and bellyache that none of the songs are in english ? Its not surprising that someone who seemingly wants to promote settling beefs by suckering somone is advocating groin shots. How very principled of you.
I have no problem that players who did the equivalent of what many NBA players do on the ice, would be not long for the nhl. And that's a good thing.
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