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10-21-2013, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Rafters View Post
Yrs ago when the Browns , Proberts , semenkos of the NHL would beat a player to a pulp....then pick him back up and beat him some more for a cheap shot.leading to a line brawl,or the benches clearing......but now there is the instigator rules....helmet rules...lengthy leaving the bench......fighting has lost its true purpose of protecting players and is just for fan excitement
Hyperbole aside, I'm not sure I disagree, but I do think the protectionism of the past is overstated. That being said, fighting with the instigator in makes fighting useless

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