There is a theory that the NHL game has become...
by BIGSKYND (2019-01-29 18:25:42)

In reply to: Documentary recommendation  posted by HoundDog1973


more dangerous in the past few years because of the severe cutback in fighting and the resulting removal of "enforcers" from the game. You now see a lot more stick work, bad board hits, etc by guys who would probably restrain themselves more if they knew that the next shift could send then to the quiet room.


I think it is more than a theory, it is a widely held view
by HoundDog1973  (2019-01-29 19:59:17)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

A recent survey of all NHL players found that 98% of them are against the banning of fighting in the game. They are the people who play the game and are in the dressing rooms. They know how important it is to their safety. With players getting bigger, faster and stronger and flying around the ice over 30 mph it is the fights and the threat of facing a fight that keeps a lot of the cheap shots from happening. They think it keeps order in the game that would otherwise disappear.


We agree - semantics *
by BIGSKYND  (2019-01-30 08:46:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post