This is something we’ve discussed to a degree here before, and now NHL general managers appear ready to do something about it, too.
The staged fights in hockey. I think they serve little purpose except to get a home crowd into a game. I think it’s stupid that one team’s goon fights another team’s goon just because they’re on the ice at the same time, not because of anything that happened during the course of the game, or anything in their history.
It’s a rainy day and I am headed off on one of many mini road trips — to glamorous places like Poughkeepsie, New Paltz and Utica — this week. I know, you’re jealous.
So I wanted to give you something to discuss, if you want to. If not, well, at least it’s a new thread for you guys to have your usual conversation.
I’ll check in pregame tomorrow.
I just heard from Jane, who is at practice and will be posting in a little while.
Oh, one more thing. LoHud.com is running its annual March Madness bracket challenge. Me and some of my colleagues and fellow blogsters will be filling in our bracket this week, too. If you fill in a perfect bracket you can win $100 million … and maybe buy out Jim Dolan for part of the Rangers. Click here for details, or to enter.