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That woman always scares the shit out of me when she pops on screen.
Fighting will NEVER be completely out of the game. That protective urge that a lot of these guys have, that will NEVER be completely gone. Plain and simple. You can take a 100% fighter like Brian McGratton or Colton Orr, or Fraser McLaren out of the game, but you won't take guys like Bob Probert out, guys who can fight and score. And that's a great thing. Because I'm sure that if you ask a guy like Sidney Crosby, or Phil Kessel, or Connor McDavid, or Jack Eichel if they want to be protected, and not get run from behind (*cough* Brandon Manning *cough*), they'll say yes.
I hear McClelland's name mentioned a few times as a tough guy. LOL. His job was to pack Sememnko's and McSoreley's bags after every game. THAT'S how tough he was! LOL. Ask Behn Wilson how tough Semenko was. Behn cleaned his clock in a Chicago playoff game (on YouTube) and Slats benched him the next game. Overrated.
I wonder who was the fan that got Parros glove when Parker threw it in the stands I know that person has gotta have his glove till this day
Kerbal space program orbit theme 62:18 thanks foio!
Just watched this last night. Great video.
Live in Australia so not a lot of ice hockey here but the reason I started to play NHL games on PS1 was because you could fight.
5:25 Vicky, put down the food, and back away from the table….. Your eyes will be toughing your ears soon!!!
RIP gladiators of the ice, I loved watching you guys compete. I find most of the critics of fighting are people who don't watch hockey and have never played.
people dont want fighting….dont go to the game!!! go to your tennis match
Growing up in Michigan, hockey was a way of life. Only way I would have ever made to the NHL would have been this road. Enforcers are still a much needed asset to any NHL team. This was an amazing documentary.
Howard Bloom reminds me of Phil Spector. 😉
When they talk about each game wondering if they’ll have to fight and the way that it weighs on their mind….that’s every cop’s mind before they put on the uniform. Except the scenarios are more deadly.
I see in 5-6 years bettman will take fighting out. After Seattle and Vegas become established fan bases,fighting will be gone. Sad
Listen here fat lady Americans may make up word like winningest but you cant blame us for your down syndrome or diabetes.
VERY WELL DONE.
I think the only way this video could have been any better would have been if John Scott had been included. At the end of his career he was one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) in the spotlight. And he was one of the most derided. It would have been interesting to get his take on things. Plus he used to use Westgarth as a punching bag…
I'm fine with fighting, I'm not fine with goons. If you can't play NHL level hockey you don't belong in the NHL. Period. If you can fight AND play an elite level hockey then great. But there are too many examples of stars getting run with or without enforcers on the team.
It's such a shame how enforcers have been ostracized and forced out of the league today. The game speed, the istigstor rule, the salary cap, the need to roll 4 lines, it has made it virtually impossible for true enforcers to make a living in today's game. And what's happened as a result is the game is faster and more skilled, but there are more blindside hits and concussions than there have ever been before…fighting made the game safer, it allowed guys like Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Steve Yzerman to be what they were. That era was the golden age of hockey and that was partially due to fighting and enforcers
This is a great piece that shows the very human side of these guys–one you simply don't see. I have played hockey and am a fan. But I don't believe there NEEDS to be fighting in the game. And in fact, what this piece conveniently ignores is the image and influence that fighting has on children who are learning the game. North American hockey is the only sport I can think of that allows this. Plenty of other hockey leagues in the world are successful and entertaining and produce great players. To say the NHL NEEDS fighting is laughable. Yes, these guys have character, honor, etc. in meting out their form of justice – but this is a romanticized rationale for why fighting should continue. The bottom line is the NHL knows a certain fan comes to the game to – in part – see a fight. And they're reluctant to lose that fan. But it comes at a cost in terms of how the sport/league and players are perceived in allowing this kind of violence to continue.
I was amazed when Disney brought the Ducks into the league in 1993 trying to reconcile how a family brand like Disney could attach itself to hockey (and by proxy, fighting). I'm sure there are a million other reasons why Disney got out of hockey – but the odd moment when the first Duck got in a fight and kids rose to their feet to watch must have made Micheal Eisner squirm a bit.
Old doctor showing his allegiance with that inverted star…
Anyone know the piano song in the beginning??
The only people that don't understand/want fighting in hockey are people that have never played at any level.
When did Brett Hull start reffering to himself in the 3rd person? hahahaha
Jay Baruchel in this video is irrelevant and ill-placed. Hulk Hogan has more authority in a hockey fight than an this actor does.
What a great video, thank you.
For those of you who have never been in a dressing room at any level, you will never understand the role of a player that is willing to do anything for his team! Deep respect will always follow these warriors for life!! I've played and I know what they do!! Wendel Clark #17 a hero!!!
22:31 my man trevor gillies! haha love that dude. such a humble guy off the ice too
As long as the league keeps guys like Brad Marchand, Matt Cooke, Nazem Kadri and even Crosby in the league, then We need Enforcers too keep these types of players more honest!
Man that fat chick is annoying.
This doc shows precisely what the NHL is missing. "Action." People wanna see more fights and more goals like before. Who the f*ck wants to watch a bunch of guys just skating up and down the ice????? Your average hockey game should have 2 to 3 fights per game and 6 to 7 goals per game. #RedWingsFan
A really gerat in-depth look at the mind of a NHL enforcer.
Fighting will always get top billing because victory in combat is the highest form of glory. And the crowd watching it vicariously shares in that glory and excitement. Same way with the Roman gladiators in the coliseums 2,000 years ago.
Lol lady: "disgusting, brutal things to do" fuck off lol. I was also at the 2013 Sens vs Habs playoff game (g3 or g4?) and there was a linebrawl,along with 6 goals against the habs lol and they beat all the habs players lol. I stood up bc I thought there was another goal scored lol
THANK YOU SO MUCH THE VIDEO WAS GREAT. WELL DONE !!!!!! IVE STOPPED WATCHING HOCKEY ITS NOT A SPORT I ENJOY ANYMORE. ITS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ICE CAPADES. I WOULDN'T TAKE A FREE TIX. AT LEAST WE STILL HAVE YOUTUBE.TO REMEMBER WHEN MEN PLAYED A GREAT SPORT. NOW THE RATS RULE THE GAME. WHATS LEFT OF THE GAME… NHL-RIP !!!!!
The argument with the Dr. Saying the league should enforce rules, is the same as saying call the cops when someone is robbing your house…retaliation must be instant.
Wtf do you have a fucking fat ass British woman talking about this. Who's idea was that ??? Ruined it for me. Wtf. You got the wrong folks for this.
It is 2019 fights are down but dudes are slew footn' like crazy. I am surprised no one has been injured.
Probert, hands down the greatest!
Like any sports, the fucking idiots in the suites running them who have never stepped foot in a dressing room get to to ruin a sport. You can put journalists in that category too. Nobody wants your fucking opinion I just want to know what happened in the game. Good day
Such a completely well explained documentary on a million dollar question non fans ask. 🎤
These guys are the true heart and soul of any team. I grew up watching a lot of these guys as a kid in the 90's and as a fan, i love em all. True warriors. That crest on the sweater was what they lived for. This film is incredible. Kelly Chase at the end always gets me…..every time.
Chaser crying at the end gets me every time
American here. Never understood why hockey allows fighting. It's such a sideshow…almost like a totally different sport (except massively unprofessional looking). It's not even the tactical type of fighting you see in MMA or boxing–just street fighting like you're sloshed at a bar. Who thinks, "Let me lace up these ice skates & get ready to BRAWL?" lol. No disrespect intended but it's peoples' brains on the line. Love how they try to absolve brain injury from responsibility for deceased players' depression, suicide & addiction when they had CTE at autopsy. Everyone has a different threshold for how much damage they can take before spiraling downward. Yeah, it's a choice to play violent contact sports but the leagues making billions off its players need to quit denying reality. Drug abuse is a desperate attempt to correct declining mood & cognitive functioning–as well as physical pain–in these players. It's a symptom of a bigger underlying mental issue. And all things mental come from the brain.
The amount of blue eyes in this documentary is mindblowing.
Thank you for uploading this!!!
It takes an hour and twenty minutes for CTE to be mentioned?
This was good but guys like Tim Hunter, Langdon, Nilan, George McPhee would have been nice also or Terry O'Reilly and Bob Nystrom.
The instigator rule is so fucking stupid. You play like a fucking goon and cheap shot people you deserve what's coming to you.
"With a little more fire"
Somebody show this to bettman
Anyone know the piano song in the beginning?
Is Jay Baruchel suffering from shell shock, or something?
Dave Schultz- "What more could I want?"
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