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Paul Busch
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Work to live, not the other way around.
Work to live, not the other way around.

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I've been procrastinating for over a month....time to get back to the reno.  Going to work on this bathroom today.
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Next Step – Let Refs Police The Game
Some fight fans believe that the NHL is slowly and methodically changing their rules to remove fisticuffs from hockey.  That may be giving the league too much credit but let’s assume the premise is correct – what should their next step be?  Something stealt...

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The End Of The Enforcer?
This past week several articles appeared that asked that question and then reported on the number of enforcers who are out of work or were put on waivers and sent to the minors.  There was wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst the fight fans and former enfo...

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Rat PIM Update – Fighters Versus Rats
The popular opinion of those who support fighting is that it controls the Rats in the game.  There is the contrary position that some of the enforcers are also the biggest Rats.  But if we compiled a list of the top fighters and the top Rats – what would th...

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Beating a Dead Horse – Fighting Increases Cheap Shots
Of all the myths associated with why fighting is “part of the game” the perception that it somehow controls the rats in the game is the most pervasive.  Common sense, or simply being a hockey fan for an extended period of time, would tell you that the oppos...

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Olympic Hockey Proves Fighting is Stupid
A lot of anti-fighting hockey fans will use the Olympics as an argument of why fighting is not needed in the sport. The rebuttal from pro-fight fans is that Olympic hockey is too unique and cannot be used as a comparison to the same sport played by the NHL....

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NHL Has Very Little Control Over Their Sport
“Celebrate The Game!” is displayed prominently across the webpage for ScotiaBank Hockey Day In Canada.  This is a major promotion for the CBC and the NHL and it was appropriate that the final game of the night showed the type of play that the league has ign...

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Rat PIM Update – A Month of Fighting
I’ve been busy over the past few weeks, watching a lot of hockey fights.  Not exactly my favourite thing but necessary in order to collect some additional data on fighting, enforcers and the impact on Rat PIM.  As always when you look beyond the general per...

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Another update on stats related to fights in hockey, looking at fighting and winning, Rat PIM and the absence of instigators.  

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No one has died during an NHL hockey fight....yet.  But the NHL and NHLPA continue to push their luck by taking no action.
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