The NHL preseason has had quite a lot of fights this year but that’s what happens every preseason. Young players and no-name players have to make a name for themselves and get noticed any way they can, so some get into fights. Some in the media against fighting in hockey are already going nuts about fighting. If you don’t like it, then don’t watch it, go watch baseball with those bench clearing brawls.
A perfect example of why fighting should remain in the game is the Milan Lucic-Chris Neil fight from Friday night. Neil took a run at Bruins star center Marc Savard and the Bruins didn’t like it. It’s the preseason, so if you’re going to run around like that you’re going to have to answer the bell sometimes. So Lucic challenged Neil at the faceoff circle and they dropped the gloves and had a really good fight. You can watch that fight in this post below. As you know I don’t have a problem with fighting in hockey as it is needed to police the game.
I know hockey fans are pumped! The NHL regular season starts this Thursday (October 1st) with two games on VS (Capitals vs Bruins and Sharks vs Avalanche) and two games on CBC (Canadiens vs Maple Leafs and Canucks vs Flames). I feel bad for those hockey fans that have DirectTV and can’t see the VS channel. Hopefully that gets worked out.
Milan Lucic vs Chris Neil