No. 1) They hurt. 2)You can be kicked out. Then again, yes they're good. You can earn a lot of money if you can deliver a nice knockout. In the end, you get a penalty. Big deal.
It's not that fighting in hockey is a good or bad thing. In an ideal world, there wouldn't be fighting in hockey. However, the fans enjoy a good fight. But fighting in Hockey is not necessary, just accepted.
Fights happen usually for the purpose of doing a job that cannot be done by an official. Refs can control a game only so much. They call penalties to keep the game under control. If they don't call penalties, the game gets out of control and players get violent. Sometimes players deliver gratuitous body checks on the ice. Checking is legal in hockey and also necessary just as blocking and tackling is necessary in football.
Sometimes a player will target skilled players from the other team. Some players get intimidated by this. That's where the "enforcer" comes into play. If a guy is going to deliver massive body checks to skilled players, then he needs to be prepared to "answer the bell".
The enforcer isn't a skilled player. He is there to control through intimidation. Although if he gets a penalty, it will hurt the team. They will be shorthanded.
Hope this helps.
In European hockey and IIHF championships fighting is punished by a major penalty, ejection from the game and a suspension for the next game. In college hockey I understand fighting is also punishable by a game ejection but I don't know if a next game suspension is given. In the NHL, North American minor leagues, and Canadian major junior hockey fighting carries a five minute major penalty. However, in these leagues, despite the penalties, fighting is somewhat encouraged and is viewed as part of the game. Many commentators such HNIC's Don Cherry glorify the fighting aspect of the pro game.
No it makes the game more intense when the players go at it, and it pumps the teams up when they need it most... for instance, Cam Janssen for the Blue's, he got in a fight like every single game practically.
yes! yes it is for me because hockey players make big hits or fighting is part of the game
Yes hockey might be more dangerous from the hockey shoes hitting into walls and fighting but yes football may be the toughest sport Football and Hockey are both Tough Sports, but wrestling (Not WWE nonsense ) is easily one of the toughest, if not the toughest sport there is.
Hockey is violent because of two reasons... one of them would be the fighting in the sport, professionals fight alot which can make the sport violent. Also, it can be considered violent because hockey is a contact sport and some people will hit violent and not do a clean hitm so that can also make the sport dirty.
Hockey did, It means when you fight, you get 5 minutes in the penalty box
The sport that is known to have players lose teeth is hockey. When hockey was first created their were no helmets, and people were not aware of the danger of no helmets. Hockey is also known as the sport where fighting is legal until they fall to the ground and during that time you never know when somebody is going to get hit in the mouth.
Most people like fighting,basketball, football, soccer, hockey and baseball.
ice hockey for sure there is alot more fighting like fist fighting but it depends on how old you are
no. ontario does not have a natinal sport. hockey is the national sport of canada
field hockey is an indoor sport and a outdoor sport
Pro Sport Hockey happened in 1993.
Hockey is an easy sport only if you learn the rules.