Monday, August 08, 2016
Let me preface this by saying, I’m a huge hockey fan; not a casual one that only tunes in for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but an 82+ game a season New York Rangers fan.
For the last few years I’ve teetered back-and-forth when it comes to fighting and its place in today’s hockey. I understand the tradition; fighting has been part of the game since the rules of the sport were first written in the 1800s. Its always had its place.
With that said, it’s painful to see former tough-guys suffering in post-NHL life due to undiagnosed concussions from their bare-knuckle fighting days. But then I see things like this and I’m quickly reminded why the “enforcer” will always have a place in hockey: