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Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla thinks fighting in the NHL is necessary. “Does fighting still have a place in today’s NHL? My answer is a qualified yes,” Iginla wrote for Sports Illustrated. “I temper my response because I don’t know of any player who truly loves fighting. Ideally it would not be a part of the game. But the nature of our sport is such that fighting actually curtails many dirty plays that could result in injuries.” According to SI.com, Iginla, a 17-year veteran, has been involved in more than 60 bouts in the NHL. “One misconception about fighting is that it is for entertainment, a spectacle for the fans. But most hockey players do not see themselves as boxers or fighters,” he wrote. “We would all rather be scoring a goal — or preventing one! While I agree 

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