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by Alanah McGinley on 10/14/11 at 04:20 PM ET
From Bob McKenzie at TSN:
There is a sense, certainly in many media circles, that the window of opportunity to wage the campaign against fighting has never been more wide open than right now, especially when new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan was doing a pre-season interview with the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge and on a question about fighting, answered something to the effect of the NHL is “looking” at it.
There were never any specifics offered at the time as to what exactly the NHL was “looking” at and there’s been nothing since. Some took it to mean the NHL is seriously considering the future of fighting. It got people a little excited.
To which I would say, they’re not really looking at anything. Not looking too hard anyway. I took it as a general response for Shanahan to get out of having to deal specifically with the incongruity of a headshot crackdown and fighting in the game.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re pro fighting or anti fighting, I would strongly suggest this “sense” that the future of fighting is front and centre on the table for discussion couldn’t be further from reality.
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