Originally Posted by mikebflorida
Ummm...no. The point is to win the fight and settle a score, not just to fight, that's why I can't stand the pre-planned fights where one guy asks the other before a faceoff- "you wanna go?"
That's what made the 70's and 80's the golden age of hockey fighting. 99% of the fights you saw back then were a result of a hit or something said or a dirty play and the guys settled it on the ice.
As designated fighters became the norm, you had more of the "staged" fights and yeah, many of them are good fights to watch but they don't accomplish a whole lot except maybe get one team more pumped up.
If Tony Twist
asks Rob Ray
to fight and Ray says sure and they go and Twist breaks Ray's orbital bone and bloodies him, what does Twist accomplish by acting like a goofball and taunting him? He already made him "look bad" by destroying him in the fight. And you want him to wave his arms, slash his throat, and wipe his hands?
vs Rob Ray
They both do their job and Twist massacres Ray and easily could have taunted him or waved his arms, whatever but he doesn't, he chooses to just skate to the box.
I just can't get there guy, there is just no need for hi jinx.
This is completely different than say, Wensink doing what he did to the North Stars bench, that was just glorious and was spontaneous and a reaction to the way the North Stars were playing and fighting.
Well I guess we totally disagree on this...
I would love to see Twist slashing the throat to the bench and asking who is going to go down next... who is going to be the hero after I detroyed your boy... Advantage Twists team!
I think there is a place and a need for hijinx... it is a game after all... and I watch for entertainment... So entertain me, rich monkeys!!
I wish hockey was like the pre-Bettman days... The good ol' days... When men played hockey... Not these kids now that don't want to break a nail or they might not be able to count all their money as quickly...