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Old 10-13-2001, 10:09 AM   #1
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Consider this:

Number of 5:00 fighting major penalties after 53 league games
57 2000
97 2001

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The first thing you ask yourself is "how do you get an odd number!?... did someone fight himself!??"

The second thing you ask is "Why are there FORTY more fighting majors this year compared to last when fighting has steadily decreased the past three seasons!?"

I saw these numbers on That's Hockey on the new NHL-Network, and reasons suggested were an increase in the number of NHL coaches coming from the AHL, where it's barely impossible to survive without one or two or three "fighters" ... another was that teams just got out and got more fighters/intimidators; teams like the Senators and Predators that had no "fighters" before now have "fighters"! .... another reason was, "...or we can just sit here and accept that there are more fights.. answering this question is like answering how in the world Minnesota and Montreal are undefeated so far this season!!!!"
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Old 10-19-2001, 10:11 AM   #2
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No one cares?


Here's my opinion: 97 fights in 53 games is almost 2 fights per game... and really, I don't mind seeing 2 fights a game. ...the NHL doesn't like it because the majority of the American population doesn't like it, but I don't see the big deal. If players want to fight, let them fight! -- it's part of the game.
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Old 10-19-2001, 08:10 PM   #3
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I like watching fights. You get an odd number because someone probably attacked another guy, but it broke up before the other retaliated....
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Old 10-20-2001, 01:04 PM   #4
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Someone check my sanity - I'm posting in the NHL forum! :goof:

Anyway, I attended an Indianapolis Ice minor league hockey game. Must have been about 6 fights in the game. Crazy. The crowd went nuts every time.
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Anyway, I attended an Indianapolis Ice minor league hockey game. Must have been about 6 fights in the game. Crazy. The crowd went nuts every time.
Well, the Ice are in the CHL -- a step below the AHL and, going back to what I was saying earlier, you'll find that in leagues like the AHL and below, you need a few good fighters to survive.... it's like that in any minor league.... even in the MJHL (Manitoba Junior Hockey League), which is a league for players under 21 in Manitoba..... there's fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights upon fights ....................
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