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To: RWR8189

I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of YOUTH hockey but the pros should be allowed to mix it up. Not allowing them to fight almost always leads to stickwork or other nasty behavior.


5 posted on 10/19/2005 10:37:17 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear
The rationale that the coach gave for having kids fight was that they will have to do it in the pros. I think it's nuts for cities to sponsor these bare-knuckle competitions disguised as legitimate sport.
8 posted on 10/19/2005 10:41:13 PM PDT by Dan Evans
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To: Minus_The_Bear

You can't even compare youth hockey to the pros.

Pro-hockey is about entertainment, fights are a part of the show.

In the pros, you get in a fight you take your 5 minute penalty and get back on the ice.

In youth hockey you're looking at least 3 game suspension and you're headed to the review board.


9 posted on 10/19/2005 10:43:31 PM PDT by RWR8189 (George Allen 2008)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

"I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of YOUTH hockey but the pros should be allowed to mix it up. Not allowing them to fight almost always leads to stickwork or other nasty behavior."

I'll second this...nothing sticks out more in my head than going with my dad to the Flyers v. Rangers fights back in the late 70's early 80's @ the Spectrum. Good times. Come to think of it...there were almost as many fights in the stands as there were on the ice. Those were even more entertaining as they usually involved beer & girls.


11 posted on 10/19/2005 10:56:07 PM PDT by mancogasuki
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To: Minus_The_Bear
I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of YOUTH hockey but the pros should be allowed to mix it up. Not allowing them to fight almost always leads to stickwork or other nasty behavior.

I agree 100% with what you said.

53 posted on 10/20/2005 8:07:36 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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