A new poll just out says 54 per cent of Canadians want an outright ban on fighting in the NHL. Sixty-eight per cent say violence is not an inherent part of the game. However 60 per cent of young Canadians (18-34) are against a ban and nearly half of younger Canadians say fighting is an important part of hockey. Older Canadians want a ban.
A majority also want stronger penalties for roughness resulting in injury. Sydney Crosby, by far the best hockey player in the world, is out with a a concussion.
These results generally fly in the face of bullies like Don Cherry who want hockey players to mix it up with their fists.
Should fighting in the NHL be banned?
What do you think?