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by Paul on 12/18/13 at 05:17 PM ET
from Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post,
Fighting is a touchy subject in hockey, Paul Bissonnette was saying, resting an arm on an equipment cart after a light practice with the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday.
“It’s one of those things where it’s tough to put in an article, with a one-line quote about it,” he said. “It’s something you need to have a discussion about.”
Bissonnette is a fighter who has fought only once this season, and not once in the last two months. The 28-year-old forward is still making a living on the margins of the fourth line, and he is still one of the lowest-paid players on the roster, but he is working to change the way he plays, to evolve.
“Do I think that they’re eventually going to take fighting out of the game? Maybe, or maybe not,” Bissonnette said. “I think it will end up going down to, if you fight once, you’re out of the game. And if it comes to that, there’s really no point in having a guy in the lineup that’s just going to fight once and be out.”
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