Bring Back Fighting in the NHL

24 02 2009

The NHL was founded on fighting. It is a huge part of the game, but it seems since the Wayne Gretzky years that fighting has gone by the way side. Fans want to see more of it, the crave it. 

I was watching the Rangers Flyers game a few weeks ago and Rangers forward, Colton Orr, was given a 2 minute penalty for who knows what and a 10 minute game misconduct for doing nothing. They said he was trying to antagonize a fight, and the analysts at intermission simply stated “This isn’t the wimp hockey league.”

If the NHL put more emphasis on allowing fights to occur, and I’m not saying that they don’t allow any fighting, than more fans would make their way back to the game. Like I said it is part of hockey’s history, and hockey should embrace it.

By: Daniel Murray

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