Posted January 06, 2013
I totally agree. I couldn't agree more. I love the occasional scrum, especially between rivals, but every once in a while you will see a game that gets soooooo bogged down and slow with fighting majors and it's those I could do without.
tinyE: The really good teams don't fight. Only four teams in history have lead the league in penalty minutes AND won the Stanly Cup. The 77 Flyers were one of those teams but they didn't so much fight as they came out, disembowled the opposing team, and forced them to forfeit.
Qwertyman: Just because a team doesn't lead the league in penalty minutes doesn't mean that no players on that team weren't involved in any fights that season. Every team has players that fight occasionally, and I enjoy it. I'm not talking about games that turn into all out brawls or anything like that, but I enjoy the fact that in hockey, sometimes things get a little heated and they're allowed to settle it through a contained fight without being heavily penalized for it (with exceptions of course).