I am of the mind that fighting is, always was, and always will be a part of professional hockey.  If someone doesn't want to fight, they just don't have to take the bait, am I right?   It's a choice made by the instigator and defender whether or not a fight will progress.   Therefore, if a fight results in a concussion, well bummer, but it's a chance you take.

A couple weeks ago (old news, I know...), the results of a two-year statistical study of NHL concussions were released by the NHL.  According to the study, 44 percent of the concussions this season have resulted from legal hits, 26 percent from accidental hits, 17 percent from illegal hits and 8 percent from fighting.  The cause of 5 percent couldn't be determined.  This study should help silence the...

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