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12-20-2013, 05:16 AM
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i used to think fighting in hockey was silly but i've changed my tune a bit.
i still think it's silly, but i do think it is a good tool to keep the cheap-shot head-hunters in check. (orpik, hendricks, neal, tom 'who?' wilson).
so, if the league isnt going to crack-down on those guys (and they're really not), the next best option is allowing the players to fight.
of course, one side-effect is the occasional me-change-momentum-goon-v-goon throw-down. but i suppose that's not the end of the world. i think the dangerous (and yet so pointless) hits are a bigger worry to player safety than the fighting, so it's a lesser-of-two-evils thing.

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