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03-22-2007, 01:35 PM
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Bluesnote do you not like hard checks either? You must have hated Scott Stevens? Hockey is a game played by men and contect is made injuries happen. Fightig is a way for the game to be policed and for every Orr knock out there is 2500 non eventful fights. Please don't make this a ban fighting thread. If Orr would have gotten knocked out no one on here would have a thing to say other then cut orr. You need to see hockey as a contact sport where fights happen or try ping pong. The NBA/MLB and others have fights to does anyone remember Dave Stewart jump kicking Pat Corlaes SP? and knocking him out cold? That was a trained karate fighter using his skills to inflict serious harm. Getting knocked out happens no one likes it no one wishes it on people just happens deal
I've told you countless times, its the linebacker hitting that i don't think is necessary. The game should be about the puck and skill, hitting included when I say skill cause that is a skill, i've never thought otherwise. Its those hits that guys like Stevens have used when they know a player is prone to serious injury but still freight train them. Thats a lack of respect, it has nothing to do with 'doing his job'.
If you've ever played the game you realize theres a point at which you know when you can blast an unsuspecting guy, or just effectively body check him off the puck or off the play. Players these days are taking it to extremes and we've seen head injuries progress at a higher rate than ever before.
As for the fighting, I've always appreciated and seen a place for it in the game, but lately, its evolved into something different.
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