Eye of the Hurricane

February 14, 2011

Fighting in Hockey

Filed under: Uncategorized — eadeutsch @ 6:31 pm
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On the heels of the Friday night Islanders-Penguins game which ended in almost 350 penalty minutes, suspensions, and fines, there are renewed questions on the place of fighting in hockey.

Here is the (lengthy) video compiling the night’s events.

Mario Lemieux, the GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins, came out with an emotional and poignant response.

What does everybody think about fighting in hockey? Does it have a place in the game? Do harsher penalties need to occur after fights or specific occurrences? How does the NHL balance player safety with aggression and tradition?


1 Comment »

  1. It looked like something right out of Slap Shot. Listening to the announcer just mock and belittle the Islanders as a franchise was definitely a bit weird, and something you rarely ever see outside of the blogosphere. But just a truly crazy sequence of events

    Comment by michaelperchick — February 14, 2011 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

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