As this discussion goes on I feel like Yzerman's comments are getting exaggerated, in this thread a little but even in the media. Unless he's made stronger comments I missed?
Because the initial one he's saying something along the lines of what Babcock said. Pointing out the absurd situation the NHL is in right now. Punishing players severely for hits to the head but then allowing them to punch each other in the head. Regardless of if you want fighting in the game or not, I think people can realize that's an odd position for a league to defend.
Khan even goes so far as to say Yzerman wants fighting eliminated from the game completely. Has he actually said anything like that?
I wouldn't necessarily say his comments are being exaggerated, it feels more like people are selectively ignoring this part of his comments.
"We're stuck in the middle and need to decide what kind of sport do we want to be. Either anything goes and we accept the consequences, or take the next step and eliminate fighting."
It feels more to me like he's recommending the NHL follow the teaching of modern day philosopher Mike Ehrmantraut... "No half measures".
Edited by ogreslayer, 04 October 2013 - 09:29 AM.