Kevin Bieksa of the Anaheim Ducks threw a...
In most other sports, there are serious consequences for fighting. However, in hockey, fighting is part of “The Code.” Fighting has been an officially accepted part of hockey at the professional level for almost a century. Rule 46 in the NHL rule book allows referees to determine appropriate penalties after […]
Although fisticuffs are relatively...
A KHL preseason game descended into chaos...
A huge line brawl broke out between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals. But the part that has NHL fans buzzing was the unprovoked attack by Flyers goalie Ray Emery on opposing goalie Braden Holtby. While goalies squaring off during a line brawl is not uncommon, it was clear […]
One thing that has curbed the frequency of massive brawls in hockey are the severe penalties for players leaving the bench area. But what happens when a brawl breaks out in the bench area? We found out this weekend when Rockford Ice Hogs and Chicago Wolves faced off in the […]
[credit provider=”NBC”] Over the last two weeks the NHL Playoffs have descended into an exhibition of violence in all its forms.The games have been secondary to the ritualized violence of fighting, and the outlawed violence of cheap shots and head hunting.
The puck was barely settled in the back of the net when Philadelphia Flyers winger Scott Hartnell and Maple Leafs defender Dion Phaneuf dropped the gloves and went at it last night.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] I’m pretty sure Ralph Nader isn’t running for President this year, and if he’s not doing that, he must fill his time with other things. One of these things is an organisation called League of Fans, self-described as a “a sports reform project founded by Ralph Nader to […]
Derek Boogaard was in 66 fights as an NHL player. As a minor league player and a junior level player, he was in many, many more. An exact number we cannot possibly figure out, but we do know that Boogaard was punched in the head more times than any man […]
Things got crazy in Nashville last night when the Predator’s Jordin Tootoo got into a nasty collision with Sabres’ goalie Ryan Miller.
A 16-year-old Junior League player for the Rimouski Oceanic completely knocked out a 17-year-old player for the Quebec Remparts.
Pittsburgh Penguins winger Arron Asham knocked out the Washington Capitals’ Jay Beagle in the first memorable fight of the NHL season last night.