Everyone loves a fight...right?!
Posted 01-19-2009 at 11:11 PM by wrastler
My first blog post...why not start with the most controversial subject: FIGHTING in the NHL!
I talk to countless people about this subject and the opinions vary about as much as my taste in women. They should ban it completely, change the rules around fighting, or just leave it alone echo through my mind like blonds, brunettes, and redheads on a Saturday night. But like I told my buddy after the 3rd shot of tequila...ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!
Hockey is a physical sport. Aggression builds. Grown men with ridiculous competitive streaks are being paid a lot of money to do anything they can to win. Imagine taking away one of the only outlets for that aggression. But football doesn't have fighting you say and it's the same thing. The same thing minus the fact that on every single down in football you can smash a guy as hard as you want. Hockey just doesn't have the same opportunities.
Do what you want in the minors. I fully agree with the new rules of keeping your helmet on at all times etc. But we are talking about the Big Show here, and these boys know how to handle themselves and what it takes to win.
There has been an increase in hits from behind lately, in cheap shots and other weak displays of character...but, take away fighting in the NHL, and I guarantee those plays that nobody wants, will only increase.
And anyways, both Gretzky and Cherry agree on this issue. What more needs to be said?!
Until next time...