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Is NHL Fighting Going the Way of the Dodo?

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Two months ago, the NHL competition committee recommended that fighting be nearly outlawed starting next fall. They seek to eradicate staged fights and fights where a player has to defend themselves after making a clean hit. 

Having to defend yourself after a clean play is clearly an act that won't be missed. It's a symptom of how little physicality is left in the league when even clean hitting is seen as crossing the line and requires dropping the gloves.

Years ago, players used to get hit (and hit hard) often. Now it's seen as an act that needs to be punished.

The players who usually make these hard legal and/or borderline illegal h...

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