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Date: 05/09/12 06:34 AM

34 Responses to Should The Natl Hockey League Ban Fighting? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 6:35 am
    Link: Should The Natl Hockey League Ban Fighting? - The fan have spoken!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 6:53 am
    if you just want to see a fight then watch boxing
  3. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 6:57 am
    There`s only one way to settle this: Have the people for fight the people against!
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    adambrydon Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:04 am
    Its a players poll not a fan poll
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 7:17 am
    The fan has spoken? Really? It says NHL Player`s Poll right in big red letters right above it...Cmon
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 7:22 am
    WGAF
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:29 am
    Yeah, NHL, "Boxing on Ice".
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:32 am
    Hockey without fights would be like NASCAR without the crashes.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3347 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 7:51 am
    Hockey fights alway look like sissy girl fights
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:24 am
    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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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:49 am
    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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    drgnfire Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 9:57 am
    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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    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
    261 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Nascar with or without crashes is still boring as sh*t though... bad analogy.
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    skine Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 10:36 am
    "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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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 10:41 am
    So fighting is apart of the game then?
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 10:57 am
    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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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    No is the right answer !!
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    @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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    crucifyed4us Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    That actually says it`s a players poll, not a fan poll. Reading is hard.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    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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    CoffeeTalk Male 40-49
    193 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    @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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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    @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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    @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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    May 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm
    Holy Poo!
    Evgeny is one of my favorite former Jets!

    I am gob-smacked!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    May 10, 2012 at 12:04 am
    YES we Canadians are so very passionate aboot hockey we post six times in a row..
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    May 10, 2012 at 12:08 am
    Or seven...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    May 10, 2012 at 12:09 am
    Or eight (please don`t banhammer me!)
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    May 10, 2012 at 1:47 am
    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 . . .
  32. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    May 10, 2012 at 2:07 am
    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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    MattyP Male 18-29
    197 posts
    May 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    Who comes up with these captions? It`s a PLAYER`s poll. Read the first line. Ugh...
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    May 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    If there was no fighting, what would the NHL be?

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