Is fighting on its way out of the NHL?

Is fighting on its way out of the NHL?
November 14, 2013, 2:00 am
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Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe this week wrote about how fighting in the NFL is met with immediate ejections and stiff fines from the league, while in the NHL, fighting is allowed to continue and, in some cases, encouraged.

A double-standard? Perhaps, Dupont argues, it's time for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to rewrite the rulebook and let fighting slide in the violent world of the NHL.

Dupont joined "Uno Sports Tonight" to discuss it with host Michael Felger, a big fan of NHL fights, and Lou Merloni.

Dupont said he had an epiphany about fighting after the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011. He realized after years of covering hockey, he wanted fighting out of the sport.

"The game is far too violent," he said. "The place you can begin is fighting to try and ratchet down that seek-and-destroy mentality."