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Fighting in hockey

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gator, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    So explain that to me. Crosby was basically out for almost the entire calendar year of 2011. Didn't Pittsburgh have a brawler to theoretically prevent the hits that gave him a concussion?

    And how did he get hurt again when he came back?

    Where's the efficiency of these deterrents?

    Didn't the Flyers have some muscle when Lindros was getting concussions? How about the Islanders' protection for LaFontaine?
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  2. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Has anybody said that concussions would be prevented? Of course they won't, it is far to physical and fast of a sport to prevent them.
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  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    JR, I agree with so much of what you've said about this. I wish you'd let this out of it, because of the implied tone.

    Of course hockey fights are more skillful, more ballsy than baseball fights. They have lots of practice.

    A baseball fight is not "embarrassing" any more than lining up two goons at center ice is "embarrassing."
  4. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing he is talking about the actual fight part of it where it isn't one on one. I could be wrong but that is how I took it.
  5. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    OK. That makes sense, if that's how he meant it.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Even if you detest hockey fights with all your being, gotta respect the thoroughness of that site. Simply outstanding.
  7. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    You talk about growth in the U.S., and I think about when Gretzky got traded to L.A. He turned that into a hockey town by himself, so dare I say there are a lack of big-name players in the NHL? For example, what if Sidney Crosby had been drafted by the Thrashers, or the Blue Jackets?
  8. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    There are a lack of big names for those who don't know the game. There are plenty of big names for those who do. How many Gretzky's and Crosby's are there?
  9. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Gretzky made non-hockey fans hockey fans, and fringe fans super fans. When was the last time that happened outside of Canada?
  10. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Gretzky is a once in a lifetime player. If that's what it takes to get a market going, you don't have a market. that is not the NHL's fault
  11. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Does Gretzky have extra impact since he was in a place that worships celebrity?
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Remember, Gretzky, went to LA, not friggin' Columbus. Not a destination for marketing players. Just ask Rick Nash

    And don't forget that crook Bruce McNall was instrumental in making hockey glitzy in LA..
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