Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Al Strachan Rips the Instigator
What is interesting in this article is that apparently the NHLPA approaches the Board of Governors annually asking them remove/modify the instigator rule. So essentially, the PLAYERS do not want the instigator in place… they would rather police themselves. Combine this with published research that fighting is a better correlate of fan attendance than scoring is, that all major fan polls say that fans enjoy and want fighting in the game, and the overwhelming anecdotal evidence, and you have to ask… what in hecht is the NHL waiting for?