Hockey Players Behaving Badly: Should We Expect More?

Posted: 1st December 2009 by Blake Benzel in NHL
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Children copy what they see their heroes doing.  It’s human nature.   I remember, when I was no more than four or five, I used to tape an "S" to my chest, tie a blanket around my neck and run around in my underwear pretending to be Superman.   When I got a few years older, I morphed from Superman into Dan Marino, and then from Dan Marino into Michael Jordan, and Michael Jordan into Mario Lemieux and so on and so forth.   It’s just part of childhood.   The reason I bring this up isn’t to recount the “glory days” of my youth, but with yesterday’s events in the National Hockey League, I believe this point is an important one to bring up.   The one thing that Marino, Jordan, and Lemieux taught, on the field, or court, or ice was ...

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