PJ Stock explores fighting and cheap shots
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12-20-2013, 12:15 PM
Change is good.
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brooklyn of course
Again, if you want to make a case for fighting, then show us attributed statistics that prove fighting actually increases overall player safety. Failing that, at the very least show us players in Sweden or Russia or Switzerland clamoring to have it instituted in their leagues.
Simply citing pro-fighting quotes from guys who play in a league that condones fighting are worthless. When they come from guys who largely were able to make their living in that league due to fighting, they are less than worthless.
EDIT: And I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how the Pittsburgh/Boston game is an argument FOR fighting. Boston is arguably the toughest, most feared team in the league; Thornton came out and predictably responded in the manner that the pro-fighting crowd tells us is sure to eliminate cheap shots; and yet THE HIT STILL HAPPENED. If fighting worked as a deterrent, this incident never would have occurred in the first place. I'm not really sure how you can argue otherwise.
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