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Mckinley25

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In Topic: NHL Mumps Outbreak

17 December 2014 - 08:40 PM

Did all these days players bang the same chick or something?


Who was the sloppy seconds girl of Sean Avery's media highlight reel?

In Topic: Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

16 December 2014 - 01:07 PM

 
Ya wanna reduce cheap shots?
 
How about this.....Player 'A' elbows Player 'B' in the head...Player 'B' misses the remainder of the season, and playoffs due to a concussion...Player 'A' is suspended for the same number of games that Player 'B' misses due to injury.....I highly doubt both the NHLPA, and NHL would like this form of punishment - even though it would possibly reduce cheap shots.

Thems fightin wurds.


 
Ya wanna reduce cheap shots?
 
How about this.....Player 'A' elbows Player 'B' in the head...Player 'B' misses the remainder of the season, and playoffs due to a concussion...Player 'A' is suspended for the same number of games that Player 'B' misses due to injury.....I highly doubt both the NHLPA, and NHL would like this form of punishment - even though it would possibly reduce cheap shots.

Thems fightin wurds.

I think the difficulty will always be determining intent, it's such a fast game and every collision has a tremendous amount of variables to consider. Unless your Neal or Cooke haha.

In Topic: Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

16 December 2014 - 12:08 PM

Well...As of right now the NHLPA, and NHL still feel there's a 'place' for fighting in todays pro levels of hockey.


Well right, that's just my opinion that it has no place.

In Topic: Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

15 December 2014 - 11:52 PM

 
What's your solution?  Shanahan's suspensions didn't seem to work as much as desired.  And cheap hits in the playoffs have resulted in fighting.  The Ottawa vs. Montreal series a few years ago turned into a fight fest due to a cheapshot.  The 2012 playoffs had a ton of brawls and skirmishes in the first round.    
 
Historically, though, there's never been as much fighting in the playoffs as the regular season.  Even in the 80's or early 90's.    


Honestly, I don't know that I have a solution, but I also haven't been tasked with it in any official capacity. I believe before fighting can be eliminated the NHL has to assume a stronger position against it, but there are at this time too many fans and consequently too much money, in support of fighting.

In Topic: Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

15 December 2014 - 11:33 PM

 
I know.  My point is, it's hard to have a physical sport with a fighting history, and expect people not to fight when there's an elbow or a cheap hit.  The Smith fight was necessary.  He doesn't want a guy running him again like that.  He was sticking up for himself.  If you take fighting out of the game completely, I'm afraid it'll encourage more cheap hits.  

I agree it will be difficult to eliminate fighting from the game, otherwise it would have been done already. The thing that bothers me is that fighting is still often perceived as the only solution to the problem of cheap shots. As kip pointed out, there is virtually no fighting in the playoffs and it's the fastest, hardest hitting, engaging hockey to watch!

Even if fighting did reduce cheap shots (if it does its marginal, cheap shots were the norm in fighting's hey day) it doesn't mean we have to stop trying to find a better solution that doesn't involve punching someone in the face. I mean say that out loud and listen to how ridiculous it sounds.