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by Alanah McGinley on 05/03/11 at 04:54 PM ET
From the Sporting News:
Philadelphia Flyers exec Bob Clarke is taking issue with the NHL’s methods for preventing concussions and reducing injuries. Clarke, notorious as a player in his team’s “Broad Street Bullies” heyday of the 1970s, favors a less subtle approach: increasing fighting to punish the offenders.
Clarke would prefer the league allow modern-day equivalents of former teammates Dave “The Hammer” Schultz, Bob “Battleship” Kelly and other notorious pugilists to police the game rather than give players who injure others a slap on the wrist with suspensions and fines.
“These players now have no fear of what they do on the ice, because their opponents can’t get even,” Clarke said, according to PhillyBurbs.com.
Clarke blames NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell. “Campbell is the judge, jury and executioner,” Clarke said. “And it’s not working. It’s a total failure what Colie is trying to do.
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