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gomsuman
06-15-2010, 09:26 PM
I am just curious as to what people think about fighting and if it should be allowed in college? I know this is hard with the full face mask rule and everything just curious as to how you all feel.

huskyfan
06-15-2010, 09:47 PM
they should be allowed to rip their helmets and gloves off and go at it. just like in real hockey. seriously.

Happy
06-15-2010, 10:00 PM
if your team has no talent, they might as well get in a fight.

SCSU Euro
06-15-2010, 10:03 PM
if your team has no talent, they might as well get in a fight.

And if your team is full of really talented pansies with no heart, you should pass a rule that makes fighting in hockey punishable by death.

Gryba Dekes
06-15-2010, 10:06 PM
The only way the NCAA would allow it is if instead of fist fighting it were wrestling.

Happy
06-15-2010, 10:10 PM
And if your team is full of really talented pansies with no heart, you should pass a rule that makes fighting in hockey punishable by death.

that would really screw up a team that has never won a championship.

gomsuman
06-15-2010, 10:11 PM
I think that it should be allowed as well. It is great in the pros to change the momentum when your team is down, it gives the fans something to cheer about. I remember last year how one of MSU's smallest defensemen got into just a yelling match with a Michigan guy and the whole place went nuts. It just seems that it is about time to let them go at it.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
06-15-2010, 10:29 PM
I remember last year how one of MSU's smallest defensemen got into just a yelling match with a Michigan guy and the whole place went nuts. It just seems that it is about time to let them go at it.

You just made an argument for no fighting with the first statement. If yelling is all it takes then why do they need fighting?


...just like in real hockey...

Last time I checked, college hockey was the real deal... ;)

Happy
06-15-2010, 10:36 PM
I think that it should be allowed as well. It is great in the pros to change the momentum when your team is down, it gives the fans something to cheer about. I remember last year how one of MSU's smallest defensemen got into just a yelling match with a Michigan guy and the whole place went nuts. It just seems that it is about time to let them go at it.

it's a great way to teach amateurs about sportsmanship, too. and, the ccha could have a boxing match to end a tie game, it would be a lot more exciting than a shootout.

Runninwiththedogs
06-15-2010, 10:42 PM
And if your team is full of really talented pansies with no heart, you should pass a rule that makes fighting in hockey punishable by death.

Er... this is almost too easy. But, as I've already stepped up to the plate, might as well hit.

You could take out "really talented" from that sentence and you'd have St, Cloooud.

THINK, McFly. THINK.

jjmc85
06-15-2010, 11:18 PM
Honestly, the fact they aren't allowed to fight is one of the reasons I'd rather watch a NCAA game than an NHL game.

AKJD
06-15-2010, 11:19 PM
I'm fine with no fighting in college hockey. Prefer it actually. Fights seem so pointless for the most part. I can <i>kinda</i> see it if a player is standing up against a cheap-shot or something, but other than that, it just comes across as goonery or poor sportsmanship. I certainly don't like seeing my team start a fight, which is a significant part of why I'm probably not going to be supporting my local Jr. A team next season.

I go to hockey games to watch hockey. If I wanted to watch a fight, I'd go to a boxing match or something. College hockey is my favorite level of the game partially because there's no fights.

Federal League
06-16-2010, 09:08 AM
I'd like to see it, but the NCAA will never let it happen. They're not gonna allow fighting in hockey while still having it be punishable by ejections and suspensions in every other sport.

BeaverFan
06-16-2010, 09:22 AM
I personally love the fighting aspect of the game. Especially in the pros.

Not sure if there's a place for it in college hockey. I'd almost prefer it without fighting.

LtPowers
06-16-2010, 10:20 AM
Fighting sucks. It takes away from the momentum of the game, deemphasizes skill, is very dangerous, and is certainly not in the spirit of good sportsmanship. I recognize its role in on-ice enforcement, but it has no place as a source of entertainment.


Powers &8^]

ExileOnDaytonStreet
06-16-2010, 10:21 AM
I truly believe in the place that fighting has in the game.

However, it can be abused until that place is completely forgotten (see: the entire AHL) or it can be overused to the point where you can't even have a clean check without a problem (see: 50% of all NHL fights).

Really, the refs should be able to keep games in line. If they did their jobs, we wouldn't need the fighting. But we all know that's not the case. Players end up doing some of the policing, and I think that's what leads to stuff like Aaron Marvin being a total hack******. If the punishment for fighting were lessened, you'd almost certainly see an increase in fights, but a decrease in Aaron Marvin hackery.

I like the rarity of college fights, since it makes it mean that much more to see it happen. But lessening the punishment wouldn't automatically be a bad thing.

C-H-C
06-16-2010, 10:29 AM
The prohibition on fighting is the main reason I enjoy NCAA hockey. It forces players to rely on skating, passing, and clean body checks. Each style has its place. The Olympic gold medal game and NCAA Frozen Four games showcase the best of the skill game. For those inclined to enjoy a blend of hockey and ultimate fighting, there's the NHL.

cg_siouxfan
06-16-2010, 10:46 AM
The prohibition on fighting is the main reason I enjoy NCAA hockey. It forces players to rely on skating, passing, and clean body checks. Each style has its place. The Olympic gold medal game and NCAA Frozen Four games showcase the best of the skill game. For those inclined to enjoy a blend of hockey and ultimate fighting, there's the NHL.

I hate the pointless fights that are done solely for the dumb fans, as well, but your last sentence is a bit of an overstatement.

I didn't see any fights during the playoffs.

PenaltyBoxBeast
06-16-2010, 10:57 AM
Maybe I'm missing something here... but there is fighting in college hockey. There are heavy consequences for a scrap, but it does happen. For instance, the great brawls that the WCHA has seen in past 10 years. Who will ever forget the bench clearing brawl between CC and UA-Anchorage after an overtime goal by CC? How about some of the great fights betwen DU's JP Testuide and Sioux players?

There is fighting in college hockey, but we don't need any new rules to "allow" it on a regular basis. The passionate fights that we see break out are far more special and entertaining to watch compared to the staged fights of the minor leauge hockey curcuit where the both teams' thugs will meet at center ice for a fight. Ultimately, bring a "fighting major" to college hockey will result in more thugs. As far as I'm concerned, there is already enough thugs and dirty teams out there...

lord k
06-16-2010, 10:59 AM
The thing that really bothers me is when there is a fight the refs basically tackle the players. I am totally against the refs doing this. There has been more and more of this lately. The players know what their punishment will be, the refs should let them go and hand out the suspensions.

It really is rare to see a fight in a college game anymore. As someone else stated there were no fights in the NHL playoffs this year(and the games were awesome.) You see fewer and fewer fights in the NHL now too. THe only time there seems to be one is when is player is checked cleanly but very hard.(which is totally moronic.)