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Why is fighting in the NHL down to historic lows?
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Greg Wyshynski ESPN He was known as "The Grim Reaper." For 12 season, Stu Grimson lived up to the moniker as one of the most feared fighters in the NHL. He played 729 games, and amassed 2,113 penalty minutes, most of them earned after pounding the face of an opponent. A typical season for him

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NHL suspends Red Wings' Witkowski for 10 games for fighting
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NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has suspended Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Witkowski for 10 games, costing him more than $40,000 in lost salary, for his actions against the Calgary Flames.

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'Here to do a job': Fighting making late-round comeback in NHL
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When the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second championship in as many years in June, the first person Sidney Crosby passed the Stanley Cup to was stay-at-home defenceman Ron Hainsey, who handed it off to veteran winger Chris Kunitz, who then gave it to Evgeni Malkin, and so on and so forth. In total,

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Marc Staal is ‘fighting for a spot’ with Rangers, says Vigneault
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The New York Rangers have opened training camp, with head coach Alain Vigneault emphasizing the competition for ice time on his blue line. Veteran defender Marc Staal, who has played in 689 career NHL games, turned 30 years old in January and is currently the second highest paid player on the Rangers’ defense, with an […]

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Reports: Flames give Tanner Glass a fighting chance
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What’s your favorite bad/good/bad-good joke about the Calgary Flames reportedly handing enforcer Tanner Glass a PTO? From here, there are mainly variations of combining “KO,” “PTO” and “TKO.” For others, a lot of the humor revolves around the low opinion

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NHL rookie fighting, Kovalchuk and bargain hunting (Puck Daddy Countdown)
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Most NHL teams have had their rookie orientation camps in the last two weeks or so, and I saw in more than a few cases that someone tweeted about two prospects getting into fights during scrimmages. The fact that there’s fighting in NHL games is an unfortunate fact of life, and it’s even more unfortunate […]

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Hurricanes' Bickell, fighting MS, to retire at end of season (The Associated Press)
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Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell says he’s retiring after the season as he fights multiple sclerosis. ”My biggest thing was my health,” Bickell said. The 31-year-old, three-time Stanley Cup champion with Chicago was diagnosed with MS in November but returned to hockey in February when he was assigned to the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate in Charlotte.

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Canes' Bickell, fighting MS, moves closer to return to ice (The Associated Press)
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bryan Bickell is taking the next step toward his goal of returning to the Carolina Hurricanes while fighting multiple sclerosis.

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Max Domi learning painful lessons about NHL fighting (Puck Daddy)
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Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi was frustrated as he waited for his surgically repaired hand to heal earlier this season. Also the process of working his way back to 100 percent was both new and challenging for the 21-year-old Domi.

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NHL ref Wes McCauley puts major emphasis on fighting call (Video) (Puck Daddy)
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Wes McCauley is shown during the NHL game between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins, held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. NHL referee Wes McCauley decided to put some emphasis on his fighting penalty call after Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw and Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug tussled Sunday.

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Sabres, Canucks fighting to stay with playoff contenders (The Associated Press)
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With Jack Eichel and Evander Kane leading the way, the Buffalo Sabres are finding their offense, but they still have a lot of work to do in order to make a late-season push for the playoffs. Coming off a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, the Sabres will look to keep […]

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New York Rangers: Fighting is Nearly Gone, and I Love it
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Recently, friend of the blog Kevin DeLury penned an article about why he misses fighting in the NHL. While I’m not one to send readers over to other blogs, you should absolutely give that article a read before reading this piece. Once you’ve read that, come back over here for my own opinio…

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