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    Remember when hockey....

    Remember when part of the fun in watching hockey was the fights? This strikes me funny.

    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    I wonder if they knew that they were hugging someone from the other team.

    Hugging is taking things too far, but to me fighting has never ever been part of the fun of watching hockey -and I grew up watching and playing a lot of hockey. Fighting is not tolerated in most other sports and I wish that the powers that be would really clamp down on it in hockey.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Pellow View Post
    to me fighting has never ever been part of the fun of watching hockey -and I grew up watching and playing a lot of hockey. Fighting is not tolerated in most other sports and I wish that the powers that be would really clamp down on it in hockey.
    I'm with Frank. But I suspect that the only way to do that is to make hockey non-contact. I think there is something wrong about a game in which which we teach our kids to hit each other. But I'm radical ... If I were king, I would completely shut down the "sport" of boxing for that very reason.

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    Well as any of you hockey players know, when the fight starts, you grab the nearest other guy to you and just stand there, but if a good fight is going on, it can be hard to watch, so looks like these two figured it out

    Nice to think that fighting should be cleaned up, and it can get stupid, but it is part of Hockey, just like in Football, intimidation is part of the game.

    In racing, cars or bikes, no one hopes for a "Crash" but everyone understands that it is part of the respective sports.

    Cheers!

    PS good to see Don Cherry is still on the air!!

    Rock-Em-Sock-Em highlights used to be one of my favorites!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    l ... If I were king, I would completely shut down the "sport" of boxing for that very reason.
    I'm going out on a limb here....but I'm betting you aren't a fan of The Ultimate Fight Championship either...(neither am I)

    http://www.ufc.com/

    I never was any good at hockey...couldn't skate. But I did play a lot of football, so did both my son's....youngest one was "looked" at by 4 colleges to play for them. It would have been a nice way for him to play a sport he loves and get an education. He chose not to, became an electrician which he also loves.

    I'd never want to "shut down" a sport or activity of any kind to just please myself....there are many who play for the love of the game, whatever that game might be.
    A very wise man once said.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Nice to think that fighting should be cleaned up, and it can get stupid, but it is part of Hockey, just like in Football, intimidation is part of the game.
    I also palyed a lot of football and I agree that intimidation and clean hits are a part of both games. But, fights are not tolerated in football whereas they are put up with in a lot of ice hockey leagues.


    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    PS good to see Don Cherry is still on the air!!

    Rock-Em-Sock-Em highlights used to be one of my favorites!!
    Stu, obviously we are on the opposite sides on this. I consider Don Cherry to be an embarrasment to the CBC and Rock-Em-Sock-Em highlights gives entirely the wrong message about a game that I love.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Frank, I think you are wrong, we are most likely closer than you expect.

    I played both, and a nice clean bone jarring hit in either was a wonderful thing

    Nothing like getting that running back lined up and knocking him back a few time zones, or that great shovel check into the boards!

    If fighting is not against the rules, so it is part of the game in Hockey, if you changed the rules to make it a much stiffer fine, say you get booted from the game, and the next two games, it would still happen, but I think it would become rare.

    Fights happen in football, soccer, baseball, and basketball, so to think they will not happen in Hockey is............?

    But yes, stiffing up the rules could not hurt.

    Don Cherry, come on, the guy is a total throw back Neanderthal, just take him for what he is, entertainment
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    Stu, It's good to hear that we are closer on this than I thought.

    And yes fights do happen in other sports but, when people fight, they get ejected. (and, in the spirt of full disclosure , I once got ejected from fighting in a high school basketball game).

    Sorry, I can't take the attitude Don Cherry that you suggest. Now, when he comes on, my TV goes off. The problem is, that a lot people take him seriously.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Nothing like getting that running back lined up and knocking him back a few time zones,
    Yep...nothing like it...did I mention I was a running back?

    I got hit so hard one time it literally cracked my Riddell helmet right down the center from front to back. I remember sort of coming to and the coach asking how many finger he was holding up....I of course couldn't tell I guess, but I remember him saying..."Right now Ash doesn't know what zip code he is in"

    I'll always remember that hit...even though I don't remember it.
    A very wise man once said.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ash View Post
    Yep...nothing like it...did I mention I was a running back?

    I got hit so hard one time it literally cracked my Riddell helmet right down the center from front to back. I remember sort of coming to and the coach asking how many finger he was holding up....I of course couldn't tell I guess, but I remember him saying..."Right now Ash doesn't know what zip code he is in"

    I'll always remember that hit...even though I don't remember it.
    Nuff said. That 'splains sooooooo much.

    Karl

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