Found May 20, 2014 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Bruins president Cam Neely knows a thing or two about the importance of fighting in hockey. The Hall of Famer was never afraid to drop the gloves during his playing days, and the B’s have been one of the toughest teams in the NHL during his presidency. However, Neely knows the game is changing, and those changes mean a reduced emphasis on the ability to drop the mitts. Neely admitted as much Tuesday during a season’s end news conference alongside Boston owner Jeremy Jacobs and club principal Charlie Jacobs. Neely was asked about the importance of fisticuffs in the NHL moving forward. “I still believe that we like the physical game and physical play which at times leads to dropping the gloves,” Neely said Tuesday morning at TD Garden. “But there’s always been a lot of talk, primarily with the media, about you know, ‘is fighting still necessary in our game?’. I think with the way the game’s played and how it is played and how physical it is, I still feel it is still part of t...
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