It’s this blogger’s opinion that professional ice hockey has become as farcical as pro wrestling or NASCAR races— fans patronize the latter in hopes of seeing smash-ups while wrestling is nothing more than daytime soap opera in a ring.
A recent statistic revealed that 52 percent of ALL NHL games now include fisticuffs. In fact, if professional boxing had as many punches thrown as those in an average ice hockey game, the sport might actually see a revival.
Is incessant fighting KOing ice hockey’s reputation as a serious sport?
Click below to listen in on three amateur ice hockey players (who also happen to be Peppercom employees) as we debate the goons, hooligans and toughs who are damaging themselves, their opponents and their sport’s image.