Originally posted on Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 4/20/12
The dominant story in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs has been the level of violence. During the first week of the playoffs, as Tim Cowlishaw noted Friday in the Dallas Morning News, “truly inspired play was marred by an over-the-top outbreak of violence that seemed like simply too much. Even by the NHL’s questionable standards” (4/20/12). The Associated Press noted the “head-hunting hits and suspension-a-day headlines dominating the first round,” accompanied by a headline asking whether [...]
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