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Anonymous asked in SportsHockey · 4 months ago

Why is hockey the only sport that permits fighting during games?!Why can't other sports follow suit!! Perhaps they get more fans and viewers?

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  • Alpine
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    There's one major North American pro sports league that doesn't have rules that prohibit fighting.

    Major League Baseball.

    So obviously it never happens there..oh wait, it does.

    Maybe other sports should allow cheating like MLB does.

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  • 4 months ago

    Because other sports just aren't as violent.

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  • What are the ratings in The United States for an NHL Game vs. a College Football Game or NHL Game? I rest my case. If you really wanted to see Fighting you would watch Combat Sports such as Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai to name a few examples.

    • You either like Ice Hockey or you don't and if seeing The World Greatest Hockey Player night after night, isn't enough for you? Too bad. Ice Hockey is much more than fighting, like passing, shooting and scoring.

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Fighting is not permeitted in hockey, it's against the rules and players get penalized for doing it,in the NHL,North American minor leagues and in the North American Juniors, player can fight and not be thrown out of the game and being suspended.however, in youth hockey, college hockey and in international play, players are ejected from the game and suspened if they fight.

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  • 4 months ago

    Fighting is not permitted in hockey. Hockey is the one team sport that does not punish fighting with automatic ejection and/or suspension.

    Sports that permit fighting are boxing, mixed martial arts, taekwondo etc...

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  • For the 8 millionth time, FIGHTING IS AGAINST THE RULES IN HOCKEY (in the NHL and other pro leagues). There is an entire section in the rulebook devoted to fighting and what penalties occur and under what set of circumstances.

    If you're wondering "why" the officials don't immediately step in, it's because of safety for themselves and the players fighting. That's why. You have two athletes in peak physical condition throwing punches at each other who are wearing skates that are razor sharp. One guy slips and now you have a flying razor in the air.

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  • 4 months ago

    Fighting isn't allowed in hockey, it's a penalty

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    How many times do you people need to be told this? Fighting is NOT permitted in hockey. In every single professional league on the entire planet, there is a SPECIFIC rule for fighting in the rule books which clearly state that there is a penalty of varying duration for fighting. Most common is five minutes. At the most extreme, it can lead to a permanent ban from ANY organized sport in the entire country. Such was the case for a Turkmen player I personally knew - he was banned for fighting while playing for HC Galkan Ashgabat in the Turkmenistan league, and had moved all the way to France to play for some team there. Therefore fighting is NOT permitted, otherwise there would not be any kind of penalty for it.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Boxing, wrestling, tae kwondo, karaté, judo...??

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  • 4 months ago

    The world is just to PC now. 

    Fighting in pro sports, outside of hockey, will never happen.

    I'm shocked it is still allowed in hockey.

    I personally love it, as long as they stay on their feet they can duke it out, if they hit the ice, fight over.

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