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Old 11-03-2005, 08:00 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Brian
If fighting were banned all these years then we'd never see a Wayne Gretzky excel and dominate the game because some journey man would've taken his head off. And why would the journey man care? He wouldn't have to worry about facing a McSorley and getting into a scrap. What are the Oilers to do? Nothing, watch the guy get a suspension (or in Moore's hit on Naslund's case, nothing) while their best player is out.
I think that is a ridiculous statement. So are you saying no one "took off" Gretzky's head because they were afraid of getting beat up? Give me a break, no one is afraid of anyone in the NHL. Gretzky was good and excelled because of his pure talent, not because he was protected and players were afraid being "beaten up"... c'mon!

1. I played hockey growing up in and in HS. I don't care how big someone else was, if you get in a fight, you get in fight - for whatever reason.
2. Even if you know you're going to get your head kicked in, you think reffs / coaches / players, etc. are gonna stand there and let you get the sh** kicked out of you? No, the fight will be broken up before any major damage is done (just like in the NHL).

I'm not saying I want fighting banned... in fact, that has nothing to do with this argument. And I don't think Bertuzzi wanted to break Moore's neck on purpose... but the fact is he did. I'm sure he's sorry (and he should be), but to attack someone from behind (cheap-shot), and cause the ammount of damage he did to a player, I think he shouldn't of been re-instated. I think he's piece of garbage. If Bertuzzi is so tuff... why couldn't he hit Moore when Moore was looking, skate right up to him and pop him, not hit him from behind where he is defensless.
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