Should Fighting Stay in the NHL?

Posted: 28th October 2009 by Andrew Jordan in NHL
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With the NHL back after a great 2008-2009 season, a major topic still looms over the popularity of the National Hockey League; should fighting be banned? During the 2008-2009 regular season, their were 805 fights for an average of .65 fights per game, which is up from the 731 fights and average of .59 fights per game average from the 2007-2008 season. However, as the NHL continues to make its way back as one of the top four sports leagues in America after the 2004-2005 players strike that canceled that season, many fair-weathered fans have started to complain that the NHL shouldn't allow fighting. MLB, the NFL and the NBA all take a strong stand against fighting with suspensions coming to the guilty parties involved, but in the NHL, a player gets five minutes for fighting before they reent ...

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