Re: Fighting Has No Place in HockeyJan 27th, 2012
People have got to watch that video.
As a former amateur boxer (my dad was a club fighter or semi-pro), I can attest to the unpleasant nature of a good hit like that. But at least in boxing you are fighting someone your size, he is directly in front of you, you anticipate the punch and can minimize it by ducking or moving away from it, or use your arms/hands to deflect much of it. In hockey your arms are down and holding a stick, you cannot brace yourself, often you are hit by a much bigger man, and just as often you cannot anticipate or deflect it in any way. This fascinating video proves all that.
Hockey has got to do away with needless violence before more damage is done. There simply is no other choice.
1) the NHL is doing a lot to do away with headshots/while bodychecking. I think they have made good
progress on this matter, but these things don't happen overnight, but I have seen much improvement
in the last few months, since shanahan has come in to enforce the head shot rule, he is doing a
2) the hockey fight is not someone being punched while they have their stick in their hand, and if the
video showed that type of a fight, then it has shown a rare fight.
The players drop their gloves, face each other and fight.
you know, it really doesn't matter if you or joe or ken or the guy across the street don't like
the way hockey is played, then don't be part of the watching of the game, watch something you do
I hate bull fighting, and would never watch it, I think it is cruel and ignorant, but thats
what they do, I have to make sure I don't watch it.
I find downhill skiing very stressful, it is very dangerous.
(do you want it banned because of the death that just happened)
I watch the sateboarders learning many tricks, shown on tv, very dangerous, they will be the
best customers of the physio people for years to come.
Boxing is ridiculous, how many older boxers are walking around with half a brain today, just
ask mohammid ali, but he would probably to it all over again if he could go back in time.
I think car racing is insane.
The blind side punch to the head (eg. bertuzzi to steve moore) is a rare sight in the game.
Also the deliberate high stick to the head is rare, but playing a game with a
stick will bring 'non deliberate' hits to the head with the stick, and that
can't be helped, its just the way it is, far too fast to never happen.
the worst accidents happen from the puck, or a skate cut, eg. taylor hall
just over a week ago, freak accident, and a skate cut his forhead.
All of the above choose to do what they do, who am I to enforce and push my opinion