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There is nothing that simultaneously evokes as much excitement and revulsion as fighting in hockey. It is its own creature, unique and controversial. And for now, the NHL will do nothing about it. But if it was taken out tomorrow, I wouldn’t leave. I wouldn’t stop enjoying the game for a second; rather just accept this is the new reality of an ever-evolving sport.

In the meantime, if this issue is going to progress the bullies on both sides need to realize that there are intelligent and thoughtful people on both sides. People who have both the players’ and the game’s best interest at heart.

-Jeff Marek of Sportsnet where you can read more on the fighting debate that continues to this day.

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There is nothing that simultaneously evokes as much excitement and revulsion as fighting in hockey.

Oh, stfu.

Pretty much every offensive snap in football is more dangerous than 95% of the fights in hockey where, at best, 10% of thrown punches even connect at all.

There’s an argument to be made for the con position with regards to hockey fighting.  Hyper-plaintive moralizing isn’t remotely close to it.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 10/10/13 at 03:32 PM ET

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