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Bobby Orr is a great example - his career cut short based on knee injuries that were the result of dirty hits and vicious slashes through the years. Do you think he would have lasted that long in the NHL without the help of some fighters to protect him? Answer - hot a hope.
Orr lived in an era of fighter and bench brawls-clearly it didn't work for him. Your argument for the effectiveness of fighting was just blown apart.
Fear of reprisal is a great motivator and removal of that motivator is resulting in a much dirtier game where players have less and less respect for each other.
Is this what we really want?
Do you actually think that Wilson would not hit Karlsson because he may have to fight Reeves? You have to be kidding me.
Is your solution a no holds barred bare knuckle fighting solution? It will be removed by the courts soon enough. I also guess the deaths of the enforcers by their own hands wasn't enough MOTIVATION to change.
You are sadly misguided.
Do you wear special clothing when you Pontificate like that?[/quote]
Do you have a point in your disrespect for those who suffered? You are misguided and irrelevant. Try to defend your position.