Neely: Fighting is a part of our game

Neely: Fighting is a part of our game
November 14, 2013, 6:30 pm
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Cam Neely defends the importance of fighting in the NHL.

Many have questioned whether fighting has gone too far in the National Hockey League.

President of the Boston Bruins Cam Neely joined Felger and Mazz to discuss the fighting situation in hockey, and whether there is a place for it in the game.

“I strongly believe fighting is a part of our game that needs to exist,” Nelly said. “I know a lot of media folk feel otherwise. But with two referees and two linesmen which is a lot out there, you are still going to miss a lot of things.”

The Boston Bruins have seen fighting work to their advantage in recent seasons, as Shawn Thornton can help set a tone for a game by dropping the gloves.

“There’s a number of players in this game that are very successful because they can fight well,” Neely said. “It’s the intimidation factor that is a skill set. I truly believe it is a skill set.”