Is Hockey Too Violent?

@cher913 (25865)
Canada
March 17, 2007 9:22am CST
The old addage "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out..." seems laughable, but has not been truer than lately...a couple of years ago a player got suspended for a year because of injuries he caused to an opposing player. More recently, a player from the Toronto Maple Leafs was injured and out for a number of games due to injuries instilled from another player...and these are just the ones of note... More often than not and at least once during any given game, there is at least some sort of brawl that breaks out... Thoughts? What about hockey at a lower level, such as Junior A? Is it the same?
2 responses
@Greg04 (100)
• Canada
19 Mar 07
Hockey is violent, but Fights in a hockey game, and the Huge hits are what makes hockey hockey.. I know things like the Todd Bertuzzi incident and say if someone intentionally swang there stick at someone then its way out of hand
• United States
19 Mar 07
here's what I trully don't understand..there are fights in other sports..but I trully don't understand all the fighting in hockey..I don't watch it for the game, I watch it to see someone catch a beatdown..lol..I don't understand how football is way more physical than hockey, but they don't break into fights every few seconds..I don't get it...