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Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate:
FRESNO, Calif. — Viewing fighting as a safety issue in light of increasing concussion research, and unwilling to wait for the National Hockey League to propose changes, USA Hockey and Hockey Canada are seriously considering rules that would effectively end fighting in nonprofessional leagues as soon as next season.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/sports/hockey/fighting-in-amateur-hockey-leagues-may-be-on-way-out.html?hpw

Nik:

Let's be real, it's a miracle it took them this long.

Tigger:
I dunno if it's a miracle when even Branch says "I believe that there is more and more recognition that our game does not need fighting to survive, to be part of the entertainment package, you might say"

They missed the boat anyways... old time hockey!!

Bullfrog:
I'm all for it. Kids and teenagers shouldn't be bare-knuckle brawling and consider it acceptable.

hockeyfan1:
Here's a "David vs Goliath" type fight, considering that a 6'5" player should have no problems duking it out with his 5'11" opponent.  Ah but wait...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIr_kMM8Sis&feature=player_embedded


or here...


http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhockey-buzzing-the-net/kelowna-rockets-tyrell-goulbourne-scores-tko-david-vs-164502749.html

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