Is A Quota The Answer For Reining In Hockey Fights?

Fighting! Few serious fans of hockey think it doesn't have a place in the sport. But then, no serious fans think this bullshit belongs either. How, then, to separate the meaningful fighting for legitimate purposes—enforcement, deterrence, stimulation—from fighting for fighting's sake? The OHL has an idea: force the… » 9/19/12 3:30pm 9/19/12 3:30pm

And Here's Another Hockey Player Who Allegedly Threatened His Wife

Nikolay Zherdev, most recently of the Flyers, is in a spot of trouble today back in Russia. According to a report from a Russian newspaper, first brought to our attention by Broad Street Hockey and Crossing Broad, Zherdev was out to breakfast with his wife and friends yesterday when things turned ugly. » 5/19/11 11:35am 5/19/11 11:35am

The Broken Phenom, The Overzealous Enforcer, And Some New Ammo For The…

Try to justify the institution of the enforcer in hockey to an outsider, and you'll likely pull out the usual arguments. It's about protection, about fear, about retribution. So yes, on a basic level, it's about pain. But it's never, never about injury. So with two players still out in the wake of a one-goon rampage,… » 3/07/11 12:05pm 3/07/11 12:05pm