The letter is available below. The League of Fans organization has been both praised and attacked in the press over this communication sent to the NHL on February 6th. The support has primarily been based on the central point made in the letter; that the NHL cannot show concern for players on one hand while allowing an activity where two combatants pound each other in the head. The attacks have been numerous, from telling Nader not to stick his nose into a sport he doesn't understand and that some of the players named were not injured in fights. If you read the letter carefully you can see that the message is about concussions, that they are a serious issue to be addressed and continuing to allow fighting, that contributes to the head trauma suffered by players, should be stopped. One concussion is too many and eliminating fighting will make an impact on the game in this area.
Note: League of Fans on their website posted a correction regarding the statement about the OHL banning hockey. Currently the OHL has only banned staged fights but has not implemented any additional penalties or suspensions.
An Open Letter to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman: It’s Time to Ban Fighting
By League of Fans