Hockey without fighting is like pancakes without maple syrup.
Womenís hockey is boring, but I like a good cat fight.
If it brings attention to womenís hockey, I can tolerate it.
If youíre losing, then kick their *** so you have a better chance of winning next time.
It sets a bad example for younger players, fighting has no place in hockey.
Itís OK for the menís game, but itís not ladylike and doesnít belong in womenís hockey.
I enjoy womenís hockey because it emphasizes skill, if you want fighting, play/watch menís hockey.
I have no idea, Iím still trying to figure out why they call it a Zamboni.
Women play hockey?
so waddya think?
I need an option including free bacon served at games.
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Welcome to the reality of the "fringe players" Shannon. Other than this...I believe I've exhibited superior restraint in commentary regarding the UMD & SM saga.
Where's the option: "I enjoy women's hockey, and a good cat fight on occasion is fine." Kind of like seeing a couple of guys go at it in a football game. You know you have a rivalry if things get out of hand once in awhile.
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You called that fighting??? No gloves off = face washes and b@#$% slaps. Funny to watch but not real fighting. Laughable and makes women's hockey look silly.
Quote Originally Posted by OnMAA View Post
"My option is not posted in the list either. "Prefer that fighting not be part of the game, but there is nothing wrong with a tempers flared incident to stand up for your team mates and hard nosed physical hockey".
CrazyDave wrote: "Seconded"
Last edited by Watson Rink; 12-24-2013 at 09:45 AM.
I think men's college hockey handles fighting pretty well. There are always scuffles but it's broken up immediately. In that sense, which I think is the difference, the anger boiling over is part of the game, not made into a side-show with the refs stepping back and letting two guys go at it.
Last edited by TonyTheTiger20; 12-24-2013 at 12:53 PM.
Darwin has sufficiently snuffed out any need for fighting in both men's and women's...whether through today's fast paced/skilled game or the disappearance of throwback fans who actually get something out of it. NCAA nailed this one decades ago.
I find hockey fights to be not only appalling but also boring. My ex-wife talked me into watching boxing for a while and, while I never overcame my distaste for it (and haven't watched a moment of it since she left) I could see how it might be exciting. As fights go, though, once you've put on a pair of skates and are on a slippery surface, the result is pretty pathetic. So fighting as a spectacle leaves me cold.
And the moral implications of the players that go out to start a fight in order to put a spark to a team that is flat are just disgusting. If the only way that a group of adults can think of to motivate themselves to work hard is to have one of them go out and punch someone in the face, they deserve to lose. That people buy into this logic, that it is somehow justifiable to try to beat someone up as a way to get yourself to play hard, chills me.
The head surgeon finally surfaced and approached my brother in law and said "there's no need for you to ever buy any more tickets...you just won the lottery today". The procedure was a resounding success with my nephew "only" losing about 30% of a normal range of motion on one side.
So, these acts while being barbaric can also be criminal.
Last edited by Blackbeard; 12-24-2013 at 07:29 PM.
This guy should not be near a bench or for that matter amongst youth.
Lams always players with an edge but to take cheap shots is another thing. If they think intimidation is what's gonna help them, think again. At this level, if your afraid of your opponent, you prob should not be there.
So let's define fighting. NHL gloves off is one game. NCAA D1 Women's is obviously a different game. Seriously if you can't tell the difference, stop typing. Hockey is a rough game. Played at the highest level or even at any serious level, there are some unwriten rules. Don't mess with our goalie. You're going to get some reprecussion, or you should if you do. Never liked chippy BS. But the best players always took care of their goalie. Think Darwitz and Wendall, not Lam's.
My option is not posted in the list either. "Prefer that fighting not be part of the game, but there is nothing wrong with a tempers flared incident to stand up for your team mates and hard nosed physical hockey".
you guys crack me up honestly. so players sticking up for their own players is ok unless its the lams doing it. the lams, teammates, and coach all said the reason for the "altercation" at the ralph was sticking up for a teammate (even if you dont believe jenner's elbow made contact, they all did) they didn't go after her for no reason. they were up 4-1 and canada was playing rough.
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