NHL general managers recommend rule c...

NHL general managers recommend rule changes to reduce fighting ...

There are 12 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 10, 2009, titled NHL general managers recommend rule changes to reduce fighting .... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

NHL general managers think some fighting in their league needs to be eliminated or at least reduced.

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“GO PIGS ! 4/9/09”

Since: Apr 08

Bethlehem,Pa

#1 Mar 10, 2009
Taking fighting out of PROFESSIONAL hockey will throw the sport even deeper than then it is into a forgotten "cult sport ".
I love hockey, I play it,,but turning PRO hockey into olympic hockey is destroying PRO hockey.
To quote the late Freddie the fog Shero....if you want to see fancy skating,,,go to the ice capades.
Look at hockey s TV ratings if you think I am wrong..
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Louie

United States

#2 Mar 10, 2009
Good idea.
Play hockey, not staged fights.
Pansy Pete

Blairstown, NJ

#3 Mar 10, 2009
I like this idea. Let's also have them wear lipstick, mascara, and lace thongs. After the game they can discuss Cher and antiques.
Ella

Villa Park, IL

#4 Mar 10, 2009
Fighting in hockey is a tradition, and to ban it would be a sign of our nanny state of mind. We don't need a sweet and sensitive side of hockey. Honestly, I have a bigger problem with the ice whores out there with no clothes on, shaking their rears and racks. How about banning those s l u t s? How embarrassing to take your sons and see men going crazy for these girls, who close up, look like a Monet.
Ella

Villa Park, IL

#5 Mar 10, 2009
Louie wrote:
Good idea.
Play hockey, not staged fights.
By the time hockey made it to Florida, it was watered down. All the retirees wouldn't be able to tolerate the fast movement of the game. Perhaps you should stick to golf. Hockey in FLA is floundering anyway...another example of poor expansion.
Dave

Woodridge, IL

#6 Mar 10, 2009
I too have played for some 30 years now.Even played on Team Illinois and also semi-pro.part of the reason hockey has become a "forgotten cult sport" is because of fighting.The old Canadian teams and the teams of the 50-60s were popular because it was a fast skating game.When Fred Shero came along with his group of less than talented goons it changed hockey for years.Now it seems to be starting back to the smaller faster players and Im happy to see it.
they say fighting "protects" the smaller players...BS.I was a smaller player and when I would get hooked or high sticked alot in a game the coach would send out our 3rd line to fight saying he had to protect me. After the fight I would get hooked and high sticked just the same but now we had penalty minutes to kill... how stupid.
Speed and skating is what made hockey great,not Dave Schultz.
eddie shore

Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 10, 2009
Leave the game alone do not try to adapt to make it PC The enforcers know the code and abide buy so there is nothing to "fix"
Tom

Lakeville, MN

#8 Mar 10, 2009
Bad Bad Bad Bad Idea

Its bad enough they changed the rules like basketball, you so much as breathe on someone, its a penalty.

Bring old time hockey back and stop catering to the candy pansys out there.
Louie

United States

#9 Mar 11, 2009
Ella wrote:
<quoted text> By the time hockey made it to Florida, it was watered down. All the retirees wouldn't be able to tolerate the fast movement of the game. Perhaps you should stick to golf. Hockey in FLA is floundering anyway...another example of poor expansion.
The one "floundering" is you and your posts which lack intelligence. Hockey is doing quite well in Florida and there are more knowledgeable hockey fans here than where you are from in Podunk, Ill. The fact of the matter is that staged fighting is bad for the game and leads to unnecessary injuries. If you were in hockey or played hockey, you would know that. But go back to your computer and play games there, that is where you belong.
Tom from Minneapolis

Lake Mary, FL

#10 Mar 11, 2009
Lets get rid of boxing while we're at it...or how 'bout ultimate fighting...arent these staged?????????? Thats killed more idiots than hockey fights ever will.

Unlike these two poor excuses for a sport, fighting in hockey has its reasons - staged or not. Its always been a game within a game especially between rivalries.

How about the NHL GMs sit around a table and figure out rule changes to reduce the violence in society as a whole. They obviously have time on their hands moreso than the rest of the world. And when they've figured that out, THEN worry about fixing what ISNT broke in hockey.
limbaught zombies

Glendale, CA

#11 Mar 11, 2009
Before he's done, Gary Bettman will destroy the NHL. I think he's still secretly on the NBA"s payroll.
YORMARKS OBSERVER

Miami, FL

#12 Mar 11, 2009
An integral part of the hockey game aka NHL is indeed fighting..
It adds a flavor and excitement to the game..A favorte for many fans in fact..
The rules are fine the way they are, albeit a bit to stringent..
Leave it alone, or chase more fans away with ponderous rules and punishment..

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