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  Violence in ice hockey
Some critics consider it telling that the NHL is the only professional league has a major players award for sportsmanship, The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which suggests to some a tacit admission of the need to encourage more civil play.
Billy Coutu was the first player banned from the NHL for life when, in 1927, he attacked referee Jerry Laflamme.
NHL president Frank Calder, the League's first president, expelled Coutu from the NHL for life on March 29, 1929.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/v/vi/violence_in_ice_hockey.html   (1017 words)

 SportingNews.com Blogs
The theories of sport mirroring society, violence as a result of economic incentive, and the influence of the crowd behaviour are the theories that I feel are responsible for the increasing violence in sports.
Even former NHL president Clarence Campbell felt that the violence taking place in his sport was called for and was reluctant to remove the fighting and the body contact because he knew that it is what the majority of hockey fans want.
Its better that the violence take place between two willing combatants such as in sports than in a situation involving spousal abuse where the majority of the times the female is being attacked against her consent.
www.sportingnews.com /blog/NJou41501/tag/NHL   (3158 words)

 How Hockey Profits from Fighting :: thetyee.ca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The violence too often meted out by the police is occasionally punished, but the police chiefs that create the culture that permits it absolve themselves of responsibility as they suspend their officers.
But as the NHL ruled out fighting more and more, specifically with the instigator rule, the 'enforcers' were rendered more useless and the result has been many players who don't get out their frustrations when the witness a cheap shot, or an unnecessarily hard hit on a star player.
I agree that sport, at least in theory, is a vent to reduce violence on the street and in the family and is a positive in that sense, but professional sport has gone far beyond being an alternative to war.
thetyee.ca /Sports/2004/03/12/How_Hockey_Profits_from_Fighting   (7814 words)

 National Hockey League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
:'''''NHL''' is also an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.'' The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional sports organization composed of ice hockey teams in the United States and Canada, where it is also known by its French name, Ligue Nationale de Hockey.
History has looked back on Livingstone and the NHL's formation with a sense of irony: The man whom League owners had worked so hard to exclude was, in the words of Canadiens owner George Kennedy, the same figure that "made [the NHL] a real league".
With these developments and the onset of World War II, the NHL was reduced to six teams during its 25th anniversary year of (1942) – six teams still known today, if somewhat inaccurately, as the Original Six: the Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks.
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 Violence in sports: aggressive or excessive? - CBS SportsLine
This violence is not confined to the NHL, however.
In any event, NHL commissioner Bettman has attempted to send a message that egregious violence will not be tolerated during these playoffs, though the Stanley Cup Finals may be one of the most "aggressive" series in recent memory.
In hockey, a 10-year-old Spokane boy was killed by a puck in 1984; a nine-year-old Canadian girl died in 1979 after being hit in the forehead during a game; and a 21 year-old man died March 5, 2000 after being struck by a shot during a Southeast Manitoba Hockey League game a week earlier.
cbs.sportsline.com /b/page/pressbox/0,1328,5381768,00.html   (1236 words)

 Variations in NHL attendance: the impact of violence, scoring, and regional rivalries - Discrimination and The NHL ...
Violence occurs in the normal course of a hockey game through bodychecks, slashes, and the most recognizable form, fighting.
Violence and fighting, in particular, have been shown to have a positive impact on attendance in the past.
The violence aspect, using fighting as a proxy, was found to be highly significant and positively related to attendance.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0254/is_2_62/ai_100202310   (914 words)

 ESPN.com - NHL - Violence begets more violence
Naturally, the incident has garnered all kinds of negative coverage for the NHL, which ought to be used to it by now.
There is an unwritten code that exists among NHL "tough guys," and McSorley broke it.
And the people who run the NHL still can't figure out why so many people view professional hockey as a bush-league sport, sort of a Mortal Kombat on skates.
espn.go.com /nhl/s/2000/0228/387349.html   (660 words)

 ESPN.com - NHL - McSorley can practice starting Jan. 1
The 17-year NHL veteran was convicted last month in a Canadian court, but received a suspended sentence.
The suspension is the longest for an on-ice act of violence in NHL history.
Ian Pulver and Ian Penny of the NHL Players Association participated in the meeting by telephone, while Bettman was joined by Colin Campbell, the league's executive vice president and director of hockey operations, who handles most disciplinary cases.
espn.go.com /nhl/news/2000/1107/863489.html   (694 words)

 Sharky Games - '+$ArtG+' - '+$ArtC+' - '+$ArtN+'
NHL has always been about arcade speed, eye-candy and bone-crushing sound effects and music.
NHL 2001 is both a floor wax and a dessert topping.
If you are one of the hockey purists who has been avoiding the NHL series because of its arcade sensibility, go back and read the last sentence in the opening paragraph.
www.sharkygames.com /games/reviews/n/nhl_2001   (248 words)

 Latest call to check violence in hockey sounds familiar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Violence in hockey has been a simmering topic since, boiling over when an attack threatens a player's life or livelihood.
With each man sidelined and the NHL under a media floodlight for all the wrong reasons, calls for change have begun again.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said whether Bertuzzi is allowed to return at the start of next season will be determined in part by the progress of Moore's recovery.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04073/285242.stm   (1009 words)

 Xbox.com | NHL Rivals 2004 - Game Detail Page
Control an NHL team on a quest to win the Stanley Cup, or take on your friends in a single game between two bitter rivals.
NHL Rivals 2004 is part of the new XSN Sports line of games, which takes competition, attitude, and excitement to the next level.
Veteran NHL announcers: You'll get insight and analysis during gameplay from the veteran broadcasting team of John Davidson and Sam Rosen, with injury and intermission reports from Dick Fain at rinkside.
www.xbox.com /en-US/nhlrivals2004   (644 words)

 Colorado Avalanche, Steve Moore, Todd Bertuzzi, National Hockey League, Vancouver Canucks - CBS SportsLine.com
It was excessive violence even by NHL standards, but in a sport where the culture demands teammates stand up for each other, it was comprehensible to some.
For their part, the Avalanche wouldn't commit to bringing Moore back if he was healthy, and the NHL players association remained as silent as it had from the beginning, when a conflict between a player earning one-tenth of his adversary's salary erupted.
In that NHL mindset, that wouldn't be playing by their rules, the ones that say stars get preferential treatment and journeyman who rock the boat do so at their own peril.
cbs.sportsline.com /nhl/story/8727526/rss   (880 words)

 USATODAY.com - NHL needs a new logo to go with blood-stained image   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Todd Bertuzzi is only the latest resident of Palookaville to use hockey's rules of frontier justice to assault an opponent with such reckless abandon that he should be thrown in jail for th ree years, never mind sent to the penalty box for one.
The NHL held a hearing in Toronto yesterday and will announce its verdict this morning, a verdict that should keep Bertuzzi suspended for the balance of this year and the entire 2004-05 season, assuming there is a 2004-05 season.
The NHL doesn't want to lose a piece of its tradition and a staple of its long-running marketing strategy: the nightly promise of a brawl that would entertain a crowd like no penalty shot could.
www.usatoday.com /sports/columnist/oconnor/2004-03-11-oconnor_x.htm   (1051 words)

 NHL 2002 for PC - NHL 2002 PC Game - NHL 2002 Computer Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
NHL 2005 is still a solid game of hockey--but it shouldn't be your first choice for one.
NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 is the follow up to last year's award winning NHL: Eastside Hockey Manger.
NHL 2002 is the deepest, most realistic 3D NHL game on the market.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sports/nhl2002/index.html   (371 words)

 CNNSI.com - NHL Hockey - NHL suspends McSorley until Feb. 20 - Tuesday November 07, 2000 06:28 PM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marty McSorley was suspended through Feb. 20 by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday for slashing Donald Brashear across the head.
That makes the total suspension for the former Boston Bruins defenseman one year -- the longest for an on-ice act of violence in NHL history.
At the same time, however, by imposing a suspension of one year (as opposed to a set number of games), and with the suspension scheduled to end nearly one full month before this season's trade deadline, I believe it is quite possible that Mr.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /hockey/nhl/news/2000/11/07/mcsorely_suspended_ap   (581 words)

 NHL Fighting and Winning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The common beleif seems to be that violence is associated with winning.
Although violence provides entertainment for some hockey fans and enhances the macho image of some players, it's not winning behavior, according to studies presented at the 1993 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
Yet, violence still appears to be on the increase.
www.hhp.ufl.edu /faculty/pbird/keepingfit/ARTICLE/NHL.HTM   (217 words)

 Violence in ice hockey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Advocates of fighting state that the NHL's attempts to ban fighting (through various rule changes, notably the "instigator" penalty) are actually making the game more violent as players are less likely to be punished for stickwork and dirty play.
Proponents of fighting will cite the fact that the vast majority of serious injuries in the NHL are not the result of a fight, but come from either incidental or deliberate contact during play.
Some critics consider it telling that the NHL is the only professional hockey league that has a major players award for sportsmanship, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which suggests to some a tacit admission of the need to encourage more civil play.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Violence_in_ice_hockey   (1373 words)

 PlanetXbox - A Member of the GameSpy Network
NHL Hitz 20-02 looks like a title that could be fun, but it all depends on your taste.
NHL Hitz is a title dedicated to being fun, and if whaling on your opponents, racking up high goal totals and then whaling on your opponents some more sounds good, then NHL Hitz might hold some value for you.
NHL Hitz 20-02 could turn out to be a nice change of pace title--it all depends on how well developer Black Box executes Midway's vision.
www.planetxbox.com /features/firstlooks/nhlhitz02   (850 words)

 Anderson: It's imperative that the NHL ban fighting and other forms of violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In an NHL career that began in 1979-80, he has accumulated 693 goals and 1,886 points, has played on six Stanley Cup champions and has won two Hart and one Conn Smythe trophies.
For a lot of former and non-fans, this is the face of the NHL today, and it's a face not a lot of mothers could love.
Supporting violence in hockey is like saying you're an auto racing fan when you only watch in hopes of seeing a fiery crash.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04086/291492.stm   (844 words)

 CBC Sports Online: Top 10: Hockey violence lowlights
While most incidents of on-ice violence are met with shock and disciplinary action, Bobby Clarke's slash on Soviet superstar Valeri Kharlamov's ankle has been lauded in some hockey circles as an act of heroism.
In a Feb. 1 NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim, Kariya scored for the Mighty Ducks and then was brutally cross-checked upside the head by Suter.
Interestingly, Vancouver Canucks GM Brian Burke was the NHL vice-president at the time and slapped Suter with a huge (for the time) four-game suspension for the obvious cheap shot.
www.cbc.ca /sports/columns/top10/hockey_lowlights.html   (2015 words)

 The Wellesley News Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The NHL keeps handing out fines and suspensions but it has not seemed to affect the amount of violence seen on the ice.
While sports are inherently dangerous the NHL is interested in the safety of its players and must do what it can to ensure that safety.
With the playoffs coming up next month the violence is suspected to subside for it has been shown that there are dramatically fewer fights in the playoffs than during the regular season.
www.wellesley.edu /Newspaper/images/articles/10146s3.html   (807 words)

 eBay - Product Info - eBay - Game: NHL 06 (UPC: 014633149487)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
NHL 07 for the Xbox 360 is by far, a better game in almost all aspects except multiplayer.
NHL 06 has satisfied hours upon hours of multiplayer madness between my friends and I. The only thing I'd change in NHL 06 is how good the goalies are, other than that NHL 06 delivers multiplayer hockey at it's best.
One of the biggest qualms with the recent iterations of EA's NHL franchise was that it was becoming tougher and tougher to set up offensive plays due to the near constant and aggressive checking.
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 OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts
So the NHL finds itself locked in a vicious cycle of violence, protecting--one might say promoting--the very thing it must constantly rationalize.
The potential for violence is just as prevalent in other sports--in professional basketball, for instance.
The NHL, plagued by declining television ratings and with a possible players' strike looming, craves the kind of television revenues and corporate sponsorship deals that the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball have enjoyed for years, but it's afraid that revamping its image to appeal to a broader audience would erode its hard-core following.
www.opinionjournal.com /la/?id=110004828   (904 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Hockey / What will it take to end violence in NHL?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This one was so bad that even some NHL tough guys found it a little tough to take.
The NHL moved promptly to suspend Bertuzzi and he'll likely miss at least the rest of the season himself.
The NHL had its chance to end the thuggery that has turned so many people off the sport after McSorley slashed Brashear's head with his stick, sending him crumpling horribly to the ice.
www.boston.com /sports/hockey/articles/2004/03/10/what_will_it_take_to_end_violence_in_nhl   (864 words)

 NHL Rules Committee Weighing Ban On Manslaughter
One change being discussed is a permanent ban on manslaughter, the popular practice that has been a staple of hockey since the early 70’s.
The NHL has dodged this criticism for years, but with an increasing number of serious injuries resulting from hits, it will be forced to look in the mirror and take action.
The NHL has long been accused of using violence and brutality to promote its product.
www.thebrushback.com /Archives/nhlcommittee_full.htm   (764 words)

 Newsvine - violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Racism and violence have clouded Paris' premier soccer team for 20 years, but France's leaders are determined to stomp it out after a shooting death outraged the nation and exposed the long-ignored problem.
A police chief and a councilman were shot and killed Thursday in a Mexican border state where drug-fueled violence has increased and a string of law enforcement officers have been killed.
Despite a peace pact signed between Nepal's coalition government and the Maoist guerrillas, fresh violence erupted on the streets of capital city and outer districts, causing the United Nations to express grave concern.
www.newsvine.com /violence   (1899 words)

 McSorley out until February: 11/8/00
NEW YORK -- Marty McSorley was suspended through Feb. 20 for hitting Donald Brashear across the head with his stick, the toughest punishment for on-ice violence in NHL history.
McSorley was convicted of assault with a weapon on Oct. 6 in a Canadian court, but received a suspended sentence.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman originally suspended McSorley indefinitely following the slashing attack Feb. 21 in Vancouver.
www.s-t.com /daily/11-00/11-08-00/c01sp157.htm   (545 words)

 GameSpy: NHL 2004
As with other 2004 EA Sports titles, NHL includes a new Dynasty Mode, where players can try their skills at being the team GM.
NHL 2005 Movies (09/17/04) - Check these new movies illustrating the motion capturing seen in NHL 2005.
NHL 2004 (10/09/03) - The ice is cold, the hits are hard, and EA Sports is here to claim some teeth with hardcore hockey.
cube.gamespy.com /gamecube/nhl-2004   (218 words)

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