Originally written February 16, 2013 on 60 Max Power O:
60 Max is expanding: We're venturing into other sports, in conjunction with our partner sites National Sports Journal (in development) and Low Brow Sports, to bring you the best in news and coverage of the entire sports world, especially now that the NFL season is over... Our special contributor, Dean Pennington of TBIV.net take a look at fighting in the NHL. The NHL finds itself in much the same predicament as the NFL. How does a physical sport protect the heads of its players without changing the game too dramatically? Brendan Shanahan and the rest of his team in the NHL disciplinary office have gotten creative with their enforcement of Rule 48, but the debate over whether or not fighting has a place in the game rages on. On Sunday, the Boston Globe’s Chris Gasper called for a fighting ban in the NHL, claiming that fighting contributes to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Gasper compares the fate of ex-goons Wade Belak and Rick Rypien, each of which apparently comm...
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