Found October 03, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Get rid of hockey goons. Keep fighting in hockey. That’s my stand. And it’s not contradictory. The best example is right here right now in Edmonton. There’s no place in this game for Steve MacIntyre. But welcome to the Oilers Luke Gazdic. With what happened to George Parros in Montreal on opening night the cry to ban fighting in hockey returned in a big way yesterday. It became the No. 1 story in hockey on Day 1 of the new season. Judging from the arguments you are either supposed to be for it or against it. It says here it is possible — and advocated — to be both. Indeed it was there to be seen in front of 16839 fans at Rexall Place Tuesday. Luke Gazdic scored at 2:20 of the first period 14 seconds into his first shift in the NHL. In the second period he took a shift in which he visited every corner on the ice. And he finished the shift by chasing the puck into the offensive zone while his linemates returned to the bench busting a gut to make the forecheck. The 24-year-o...

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