While there is a long history of fighting in hockey, it is now strictly prohibited in Olympic and international hockey, in U.S. college hockey and in European professional hockey leagues. Is it time for the NHL to implement rules that curb fighting in its league?

Those who defend fighting in hockey say that (1) it helps deter other types of rough play (2) it allows teams to protect their star players (3) some fans attend games primarily to see fights.

The problem with these arguments is (1) NFL football is as rough as any sport but they don't condone fighting (2) the hockey goons don't play with star players so how do they protect them if they are sitting on the bench (3) there are now only 1 fight every 2 games, if there are fans who come to see fights they are disappointed half the time.

 


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