Stars Fighting Debate Continues

| David M Singer

Senators, Islanders differ on whether stars should fight in bid to spark team

“(Crosby) is a guy that cares,” Spezza said. “Sometimes when a team is not going good, or maybe he’s not going good, you’re looking for a way to spark it. Everybody has tried it at some point in his career. I think (Calgary Flames captain Jarome) Iginla has tried the same thing. It’s one of those things when a team needs a lift and you see a guy like that fight, it gets the guys going.”

Islanders coach Scott Gordon, however, cited the potential long-term consequences of losing marquee scorers to injury.