GM couldn't hear your response your mic must be turned off. But I think fighting in the NHL is a good thing and should be left alone. Because they will do what Tito was saying or maybe use there sticks to attack, it's better to let them get it out on the ice where it should stay and plus it's been a part of the game for a very long time. They get rid of that it will cause more problems I think in my opinon!.
What I said was this:
I never said that you SHOULD GET RID OF FIGHTING! I said you should get rid of the stupid premeditated fights between the big goons in the leagues.
I have ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM when a fight takes place at the end of a play or after a big hit. What I have a problem with is what happened Friday night in Philly.
The teams in question were Manchester and Philly. They play 2 times a season. They ARE NOT RIVALS! They fought 2 seconds into the game. WHY? NOTHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO WARRANT A FIGHT!!
I do not want to get rid of fighting cause I partially agree with BigTito. Yes the cheap shots would be worse without fighters there and I am not saying to get rid of them or fighting. BUT something has to happen to keep the integrity of the game.
Oh and as to Tito's comments about the high school kids dying from heat exhaustion. Does that mean that the school and coach shouldn't be looked at to see what happened and maybe something changed? I know if it was my kid out there passing out because it is too hot to be running sprints that I would be pissed and wouldn't want to see it. Most kids in high school aren't playing in college or the NFL, they are there to have fun and compete. There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to ACCEPT death during a sporting event!
I don't know what happened....I posted most of what I said.
but to respond directly to you....I never said get rid of fighting. I said RESTRICT fighting. Fighting after a hard hit or after a play is one thing. Fighting 2 seconds into a game is ridiculous.
Hockey is Hockey Tito, you're absolutely right but when you come out two seconds into a game and start throwing hands then you aren't a hockey player anymore, you are a boxer. If you want to fight after 2 seconds then give me your stick and go fight in the octagon or the ring.
Stay off the ice because I am watching the game for something other then the fights.
Hockey needs fighting, otherwise very few people outside of Canada would watch it, well, fewer than already do. This is one case where bad sportsmanship is good for the sport, and the NHL knows it. They make some small cosmetic changes, but the fighting will renain mostly unchanged.
Of course the fighting will stay. I never said otherwise.
Hockey need fighting just not guys that fight with helmets!! Those guy's got go!!!
Let the goons get it on!!!!
No. what the league is looking at now is the guys who take their helmets off.
the problem is when these guys hit their heads on the ice when they fall which lets face it is most of the time during hockey "fights".
I know most people in this country don't give a damn about hockey and a lot of the casual fans go because of the physicality and the fighting. But you ask any true hockey fan what they want to see and it is a good game with good hitting and good offensive play. And if a fight breaks out because of a big hit or a scrum or the accumulated animosity towards the end of the game...FINE. But not many people want to go see 2 guys fight until they fall down at the beginning of the game because that is what they are paid to do.
If you want to see that go watch boxing or MMA.
OLD SCHOOL HOCKEY YOU DONE WEAR A SHIELD AND FIGHT!!!
I should of said Helmet with a shield!
I cant believe grown men are crying about pre-meditated hpockey fights....take the skirt off for Christ sakes...i would personally LOVE to see a premeditated fight 2 seconds into a game, and so would 95 percent of hockey and sports fans...dont kid yourself. Your saying if your watching a game and they start fighting you get mad? Nancy boy
LOL ha ha ha Tito you crack me up!
thats true. And I think that is one of the things being talked about. If you wear a shield you can't be fighting.
I never said I ever get mad about a fight. I understand what they are doing. That doesn't mean it shouldn't change. I also didn't mind that players in baseball were taking steroids...if they want to ruin their bodies then why should we stop them. BUT I think the rules need to be in place to protect the youths out there.
I could care less about these guys getting paid to fight. They know what they are doing. BUT the kids in the junior leagues in Canada that are watching and thinking it is cool to fight is another story. Just like the high school kids using steroids to get bigger cause the major leaguers are doing it...there are kids in Canada that think they have to fight in order to play hockey.
Is there a place for fighting and fighters in hockey - ABSOLUTELY! I do enjoy the fights. I never said I didn't. But it has to be somewhat restricted just like hits with the helmet in the NFL have to be. As players get bigger and stronger things have to change.
And honestly I don't go to games to see a fight. I go to see actual hockey.
Hockey is a cool sport I love it my Sharks are one of the best and have Been knocking on championship door for the last couple of seasons this year they'll do it again hopefully they can take it but the Red Wings will be tough!
I am a Caps guy but I have always been a Roenick fan so I hope he gets his name on the Cup.
well, What do you think?...Do they a legit shot I mean they are behind Detroit in points but have the best record in the NHL, So I think they have a really good shot!. Well see thou the playoffs are a WHOLE different season and especially in the later rounds is where the Sharks have come close but can't get over the hump!. This year I think will be different!
I really wish I had a chance to vote. Who the hell would wanna restrict hockey fights? I agree with Grogan, take of your skirts! Hockey player police their game with fighting, take it out of the game and superstars are going to get smashed! Let's get ride of the instigator penalty too!
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