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.
The rules would apply to dozens of leagues stretching from near the Arctic Circle to south Texas. Even the three top junior leagues in Canada, major fight-friendly feeder systems to the N.H.L., are considering immediate ways to make fighting a rarity, not an expectation.
Personally, I think fighting has no place in Juniors. I also think choreographed fights between two enforcers in the NHL are pointless, but that's a discussion for another day. Discuss...
Edited by Biggie B, 28 February 2012 - 10:19 AM.