Found April 15, 2012 on State of Hockey News:
There is a lame sports joke hockey fans will be very familliar with that non-hockey people love to toss out whenever anyone tries to talk about the game.  "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out" and after a few stupid chuckles, hockey fans roll their eyes at the ignorant fools.  This year's playoffs thus far has provided those same ignorant fools with an example that the 'joke' may not just that, in fact it may actually be an accurate statement.  I love the NHL, and I love just about all parts of the game today.  I love the speed, skill, the physicality and in the playoffs all of those things are all amplified.  Normally, in the playoffs fights are few and far between; and while the stupid scrums of pushing and shoving near the creases are a sign of the post-season you don't often see teams pairing off as much as they have this year.  So why have we had more fisticuffs in the playoffs this year?  Maybe it has to do with incidents like this?  ...
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