Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 10/2/13

DETROIT - JUNE 12: General manager Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1 to win Game Seven and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
By now you've probably seen or heard about the George Parros situation from yesterday. You've probably also realized that the fighting debate has once again come up in the media, on blogs and on Twitter. Personally, I (Rick) don't feel that fighting has a place in hockey any longer. Here's an explanation as to why in the form of a post that I wrote a few years ago. If you've followed me on Twitter, you know how I feel about it. I know that many disagree with me. But enough about me. This post isn't about me. It's about a recent blog post by Darren Dreger of TSN on fighting and fighting in general. The Dreger post includes a section on Penguins' general manager Ray Shero: Pittsburgh's Ray Shero has been a strong advocate in the league's crackdown on checking to the head. He believes that the NHL has a responsibility to consider a ban on fighting and not just simply raise the discussion when an isolated incident happens. "It won't happen overnight, but we need to be leade...
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