Reading a story in the Canadian Press this morning about fighting. An expert panel dealing with concussions recommends that fighting be eliminated from all levels of hockey. Obviously there are some good points raised, and there's a chance of severe injury every time players put up their dukes. Then again, it's hard to imagine hockey without it.
The article also talks about the The Concussion Summit of mid-January, and of four former players on the panel. Three of them, Eric Lindros, Jeff Beukeboom and Alyn McCauley, all suffered severe concussion problems that forced them out of the game. Lindros had at least eight concussions, most sustained in hits. Beukeboom dealt with post-concussion symptoms two years after he retired; a Matt Johnson sucker punch was the biggest culprit in his injury.
It's a big topic right now in the NHL. So what's your opinion: Should fighting stay or go?