UK Canuck wrote::twisted: i was watching hockey night in canada and don cherry seems to think that they should still have a big part in the game and fighting should still be paramount - what do you guys think?
personally the fighting is one of the things that originally attracted me to the game and i think as teemu selanne said in his interview that cherry used as an example that it can rev a team up and get them going and i think it makes it great entertainment. if fighting goes ten who knows what next checking maybe?
ververgaert wrote:I really enjoy the fighting! I would like to see more of it . I like it when two heavywieghts drop the gloves right off the draw and go. Of course I grew up watching in the 70's when it was alot more common and not frowned on as much. What i like even more however is when a player sticks up for a teamate and goes after the opposition player .
Personally, I can't stand two designated goons dance around and make a spectacle of themselves in a premeditated 'ya wanna go?' bout. I would rather see two cruiser weights play hard on eachother until the gloves almost spontaneously fly and the fists start going. The difference is one is more spectacle than fight while the other is a genuine, 'I've had it with you' kind of fight. If fighting had more to do with genuine anger or reaction to hard or dirty play, and less to do with 'it's my job. Wanna go?' I think more people wouldn't mind.
He would also go after anyone who did a teamate wrong not just the other teams enforcer.
ververgaert wrote:Look here's the deal, if your teams tough guy can handle the other teams tough guy all the players on your team play a little bigger knowing that if the beaten tough guy tries to do anything about it he will be beaten again. Get it?
Now if you don't have a tough guy,like say the Canucks, you get what some fans consider your better players knocked the fuck out like Mitchell, Keseler, Ohlund run, Naslund run, and no one thyere to do shit about it! Duh! You need a fuckin enforcer people or the shit that went on in Nashville will happen all season! Everyone that wants touch dink hockey should support womens hockey, high skill and no fighting.
Hockey is about skating, scoring, skill, hits (legal ones!), etc. If you want to watch fighting go see a boxing match.
Everyone that wants touch dink hockey should support womens hockey, high skill and no fighting.
Before people say that it's the refs job to police the play on the ice, how is it that there are more dirty hits now than there were before the instigator rule?