Monday, 27 May 2013
On Wednesday, May 22nd, an announcement was made on Radio-Canada.ca that Donald Fehr and the NHLPA would seek to curb fighting in the NHL. According to the report this direction was announced at a meeting on April 25th with a dozen influential agents. This announcement is only the beginning and we are a long way away from seeing real action on the issue of fighting in hockey. With that in mind I thought that I would write a letter to Fehr and NHLPA membership and see if I could offer some advice on how to move the discussion forward.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
It would appear that some leadership on the issue of fighting in the NHL is emerging, and not from the league or the teams. It was announced today on the French Radio Canada website that Donald Fehr and the NHLPA are working towards the elimination of fighting in the NHL.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Hockey enforcers are touted as “policemen” in hockey. According to some they hand out retribution for cheap shots and their targets will think twice before about repeating their sins. It has even been suggested that their mere presence on the bench will calm things down and their opponents will play differently. Unfortunately that’s all myth and perception because the facts tell a different story.