Should The Natl Hockey League Ban Fighting? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago Sports

The fan have spoken!
There are 34 comments:
Male 1,595
If there was no fighting, what would the NHL be?
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Male 197
Who comes up with these captions? It`s a PLAYER`s poll. Read the first line. Ugh...
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Male 36,545
Hey @photomaster I remember that as well!
I give them lots of slack because it was an awful moment for them.
I also give TONS of credit for the USA`s Men`s Team showing tons of class after losing to Canada in the same Olympics (iirc!)
By "tons" I mean mountains, HUGE ammounts! The USA is a great nation, I`d say second best in the world today!
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Male 766
I remember how the `mercan ladies olympic team shamed themselves by pissin` and moanin` that they only got silver. Maybe a few fights would have livened things up a bit. I thought it was pretty fine technical hockey myself . . .
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Male 36,545
Or eight (please don`t banhammer me!)
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Male 36,545
Or seven...
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Male 36,545
YES we Canadians are so very passionate aboot hockey we post six times in a row..
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Male 36,545
Holy Poo!
Evgeny is one of my favorite former Jets!

I am gob-smacked!
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Male 36,545
More history:
Here! (wiki)
And for the record: Theo Fleury is a man amoung men, he`s a TITAN! God bless his heart and soul! If I should be so fortunate as to meet him? I will shake his hand and tell him so.

Part 3 here! it`s really good too!
OK: I made a mistake: The USA did NOT end up with a medal after this. I totally remember it, but it`s totally wrong.
Finalnd = gold
Czechslovakia = silver
Sweden= bronze.

I sincerely apologise to my American cousins!
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Male 36,545
Even Better Video! It`s part one, part 2 is in the links.

They turned the lights out for quite a long time, edited out of that other clip. DANG! This clip has a short "lights out" too!

During the "lights out" the Russians were terrified, the Canadians? We kicked ass!

Seriously, do NOT mess with Canada! We`re so nice, why would you?

Another Video!
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Male 36,545
@gothmo: You`re probably too young to remember it but:

Punch-Up In Piestany

Background: If Canada won this game by 5 goals they`d claim the Gold Medal at the tournament. Russia was out of the medals already. Soon after Canada scored 3 goals in a row, this fight broke out.
It has been proven absolutely that 3 (or more) Russian players left the bench BEFORE any Canadian did.
The tournament rules said: if the game is stopped, it goes into the books as a 0-0 tie.
However, the other teams got together and decided that both Russia (who weren`t getting a medal anyhow) AND Canada (who even with a 0-0 tie would still get a medal) BOTH were out of the tournament.
Finland got to keep their Gold. The USA moved from 4th to 3rd and were awarded the Bronze.

I was watching it live! Canada > Fock The World!
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Male 36,545
@the_windy: I think they should both take their helmets off! But if that were a "rule" the lawsuits would be horrific...

I`d totally support a fighting ban IF AND ONLY IF the referees actually called penalties properly! In the NHL the reffing is gawd-awful! Hooking, holding, slashing, interference? Never heard of it!
Or worse: it`s the third period, it`s no longer a penalty!
Or double worse: hey that`s a "star player" tweeet!

The main difference between NHL and other leagues, and Olympic and World Juniors (which I LOVE to watch!!!) is the enforcement of the rules.

I love a good hockey fight! I HATE HATE HATE all the stickwork that`s allowed!
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Female 1,324
I love the fighting >> never used to but... One game the entirety of both teams were on the ice, with the refs trapped in the middle.
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Male 196
@FoolsPrussia
"I think it`s strange when people say that fighting is an integral part of the game. Fighting is relatively exclusive to North American hockey. It`s not allowed in the European pro leagues, and it`s not allowed in the Olympics either."

That`s a terrific point, those styles both suck!! North American Hockey is the only "real" hockey.
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Female 1,589
My dad thinks that the fight should be stopped once the gloves come off.
I personally think that it`s the helmet that needs to stay on.
Or maybe even both.
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Male 63
That actually says it`s a players poll, not a fan poll. Reading is hard.
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Male 2,513
@8bitHero Of course fighting is a part of hockey

They don`t break up the fight until someone hits the ice

Exactly how it should be
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Male 1,810
No is the right answer !!
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Male 2,172
If they ban fighting the sport is going to get dull and players will start faking it.

We don`t want what happened to soccer to happen to hockey.
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Male 5,413
So fighting is apart of the game then?
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Male 719
"pretty sure even if they did ask the fans the poll would have the same results if not higher than 99.5% on `No` "

If you read past the headline, 90% voted "No" on a facebook poll.
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Male 261
Nascar with or without crashes is still boring as sh*t though... bad analogy.
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Male 531
pretty sure even if they did ask the fans the poll would have the same results if not higher than 99.5% on "No"
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Male 3,909
1) "The fan have spoken!" - FALSE - It clearly says NHL PLAYERS POLL

2) Personally, I prefer a little violence mixed in with my sports. That`s why I can`t stand basketball and soccer, all you have to do is give another player a dirty look and they`re calling a foul.
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Male 3,445
I think it`s strange when people say that fighting is an integral part of the game. Fighting is relatively exclusive to North American hockey. It`s not allowed in the European pro leagues, and it`s not allowed in the Olympics either.
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Male 3,578
Hockey fights alway look like sissy girl fights
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Male 1,045
Hockey without fights would be like NASCAR without the crashes.
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Male 5,094
Yeah, NHL, "Boxing on Ice".
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Male 616
WGAF
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Male 634
The fan has spoken? Really? It says NHL Player`s Poll right in big red letters right above it...Cmon
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Male 2
Its a players poll not a fan poll
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Male 2,332
There`s only one way to settle this: Have the people for fight the people against!
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Male 3,578
if you just want to see a fight then watch boxing
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Male 19,888
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