Poll suggests that Canadians are against fighting in the NHL

January 29, 2009

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On a similar vein, a recent poll conducted by Harris-Decima, suggested that 54% of canadian respondents oppose fighting in the NHL. If this is indeed true, this survey seems to go against much of the conventional thinking that audiences flock to the sport because of, and not in spite of, the fighting on the ice.

“Fighting in hockey has resurfaced as a hot-button issue in recent weeks because Don Sanderson, an Ontario senior men’s league player, died recently after a fight in which his head hit the ice. Another player suffered a seizure after a fight in the AHL.”

The NHL says the topic will be addressed at this season’s general managers meeting in March., so watch this space….

Source: http://sports.sympatico.msn.cbc.ca/abc/News/ContentPosting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CBC-SPORTS-V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=fighting-survey090127

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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