mikey287 wrote:So, I figure it's apt to say that this is a preview of the game without fighting. Except this wasn't a stick swinging incident...yet. More cheap shots ahead. I think I'm doing it right...
I'm asking this seriously because I never played competitively above jr high - what is it about hockey that makes it the only team sport with athletes that resort to fist fighting when they're frustrated?
In the rare occasion something like this happens in other sports they suspend the player for a long time and/or fine them a lot of money.
If the punishment for this was a $100,000 fine and a second offense was a year banning it wouldn't happen.