That's what hockey IS


VIBC
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How is it possible that anyone who has ever watched Canadian hockey, can express surprise that it's a money grubbing culture of abuse & violence from the top down?
Just askin'
 
captain morgan
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Sounds like the UN and the environmental lobbies
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by VIBC View Post

How is it possible that anyone who has ever watched Canadian hockey, can express surprise that it's a money grubbing culture of abuse & violence from the top down?
Just askin'

Can say the same for UFC. What's your point?
 
captain morgan
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Sounds like Unifor these days
 
VIBC
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Can say the same for UFC. What's your point?

It's weird for anyone to express surprise about recent 'revelations' of abuse & violence in hockey, unless they haven't watched it.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by VIBC View Post

It's weird for anyone to express surprise about recent 'revelations' of abuse & violence in hockey, unless they haven't watched it.

Or watch the news. Or walk with their head out of the sand.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by VIBC View Post

It's weird for anyone to express surprise about recent 'revelations' of abuse & violence in hockey, unless they haven't watched it.




There are no facets in life that don't represent the same short comings.... Singling out hockey as if it is unique in this regard is disingenuous
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

There are no facets in life that don't represent the same short comings.... Singling out hockey as if it is unique in this regard is disingenuous

One tidbit at a time. There would be heads exploding if you told them all the bad things that have happened or are happening all at once. wait until they find out lesbians play tennis.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by VIBC View Post

It's weird for anyone to express surprise about recent 'revelations' of abuse & violence in hockey, unless they haven't watched it.


There is abuse in many sports. The recent revelations are against individuals - not entire teams nor the hockey community. Rugby, boxing, wrestling, football, etc etc are also to some extent 'violent sports' or is it just hockey that you choose to 'out'.
 
Hoid
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Hockey has long been seen as an especially violent sport.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Hockey has long been seen as an especially violent sport.

Most pro sports are nothing more than gladiator sports. People go there to see blood spilled.
 
Hoid
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Among major sports hockey is the only one that features (or used to) fighting and blood-letting.

Trying to pass it off as no different than baseball or football is ridiculous.
 
Twin_Moose
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But they haven't tried to reign it in though right?
 
taxslave
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Sounds like Parliament when trudOWE is around. And that is tame compared to
japan.
 
VIBC
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Most pro sports are nothing more than gladiator sports. People go there to see blood spilled.

Agreed; but less-violent sports also promote socially-toxic aspects; like ego-gratification, one-upmanship, partisan rivalry, irrelevant nationalism (including fake nationalism - many of the athletes are 'foreign'). Sport for the pure enjoyment of it is virtually non existent, at least within the mass-spectator category.
 
taxslave
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It is all about winning. And the one that makes the most money wins,
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Among major sports hockey is the only one that features (or used to) fighting and blood-letting.

Trying to pass it off as no different than baseball or football is ridiculous.


Do you ever quit talking banal crap?
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

But they haven't tried to reign it in though right?

Oh absolutely.

There is no where near the amount of fighting and blood in the game that there was in the old days.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by VIBC View Post

Agreed; but less-violent sports also promote socially-toxic aspects; like ego-gratification, one-upmanship, partisan rivalry, irrelevant nationalism (including fake nationalism - many of the athletes are 'foreign'). Sport for the pure enjoyment of it is virtually non existent, at least within the mass-spectator category.


Well I purely enjoy curling.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by VIBC View Post

How is it possible that anyone who has ever watched Canadian hockey, can express surprise that it's a money grubbing culture of abuse & violence from the top down?
Just askin'

Why wait for the pro version, I'm sure this was the kid's idea.
 
Hoid
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I believe the Guy Lafleur/Ken Dryden Era Canadians changed the game of hockey for good by using skill to crush violence.

Until they came along the game was getting ridiculously violent.

After them violence was never the be-all as it had become with the 70s Flyers etc.
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Well I purely enjoy curling.

Funny that the object is to win the game and win sponsorships in a peaceful way which VIBC rejects
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

I believe the Guy Lafleur/Ken Dryden Era Canadians changed the game of hockey for good by using skill to crush violence.
Until they came along the game was getting ridiculously violent.
After them violence was never the be-all as it had become with the 70s Flyers etc.

But that also started the era of the enforcer to protect the talented skilled player, Cam Neely and Wendal clark were the poster child of both
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Hockey has long been seen as an especially violent sport.

Yes everyone knows Hockey is much more violent than Olympic judo and cheer leading.



Here is the list, along with the average number of injuries each year between 2002-14.

20. Bowling: An average of 764 injuries each year.

19. Rugby: 1,214.

18. Field hockey: 1,825.

17. Tennis: 1,915.

16. Skiing: 4,752.

15. Ice skating: 4,999.

14. Horseback riding: 5,581.

13. Lacrosse: 5,830.

12. Track and field: 8,194.

11. Weight lifting: 8,921.

10. Snowboarding: 9,608.

9. Ice hockey: 12,336.

8. Volleyball: 14,304.

7. Softball: 18,119.

6. Wrestling/boxing/martial arts: 18,174.

5. Gymnastics/cheerleading/dance: 22,671.

4. Baseball: 27,208.

3. Soccer: 45,475.

2. Football: 118,886.

1. Basketball: 119,589.

The breakdown also includes the

https://coachad.com/articles/which-s...hool-athletes/

So THAT's WHY THE NBA is fondling China's balls. Unlike the local communist snowflakes, they are rather blase about injuries over there.
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