Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 10/5/13
The ongoing debate of whether or not to ban fighting in the NHL was rekindled Tuesday night when Montreal Canadiens enforcer, George Parros, hit the ice face first and suffered a concussion in the middle of a fight with Toronto’s Colton Orr. Thankfully, Parros should be fine, but it was another example of why the fighting debate should continue among the NHL and its players. Fighting is an integral part of hockey, and it is what makes the sport unique. Part of the reason I love the game is because of the physicality. It’s a sport where you can stand up for yourself and your teammates in different and more violent way than in other sports. But is it time to rethink fighting in the NHL? I think so. People who want to ban fighting in the NHL are in the minority. Some NHL general managers – most notably Steve Yzerman - have called for a ban on fighting after Tuesday’s incident, but the move to ban fighting is not very popular among the players. Ninety-eight  percent of NHL players polled during
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