On Friday, February 11th the Penguins and Islanders faced one another. It seemed to be more like a UFC fight then a hockey game. The questions is would you like to see this at the Joe? Click on the link below to see the video.

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Comments (3)
  1. Jeff says:

    I love the skills portion of hockey. But, I love good hitting and the old fashioned “on-ice justice”, which current hockey seems to dismiss. I am a firm believer that if the they got rid of the rules that restrict fighting, which had always been used to police cheap shot artists, real justice would return, and you would be surprised to find that hockey games would not break out during fights.

    I used to go to many games back in the late 60s through the 70s, and there wasn’t THAT much fighting. Let’s face it, everyone loves a good fight, including me.

  2. G says:

    There is a difference in challenging someone to a fight or players policing themselves or even good clean hard hitting and the cheap shots and intent to injure stuff the Islanders did in this game. Guys were brought up from their minor league teams to play for the Islanders for the sole purpose of going after certain players on the Pens. The fines and suspensions were a joke because the players who got suspended hardly ever play anyway, so how is that going to put a stop to what happened. Yes the Pens have a player in Cooke who walks that fine line and crosses it at times but to justify what happened Friday night because the Pens have a borderline dirty player in Cooke makes no sense. Two wrongs don’t make a right. I don’t try to justify the actions of Cooke because some of the stuff he does has no place in the game but he has never to my knowledge came from behind and sucker punched/elbowed someone like Islander players did in Bertuzzi fashion. I agree with Jeff, get rid of the instigator penalty and you’ll see things clean up and you’ll see fighters fight each other and stars can play the game and not have to worry about getting a cheap shot on them. Unfortunately there are too many idiots who like what happened Friday night and see nothing wrong with it. There’s nothing wrong with a good fight with two willing and knowing participants but there’s no place in the game for what happened Friday night.

  3. nemesys06 says:

    i think we should go back to only having one official and two lines men. they try to call to much of the small plays and let the major penalties go. there are a ton of teams who take cheap shots and the officials never call it. the fighting helped keep the cheap plays in check. just a few years ago the stanley cup champions would be the team that played the best hockey, now it’s more about who can take the most cheap shots and act the best. lets face it, the officials are trying to be the only source of justice on the ice, but the game is way too fast for them. only the hockey players can settle the score at times, and the nhl needs to learn that!

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