Don't worry about fighting. This whole anti-fighting agenda is just a product of the media. Michael Lansberg - who wears more make up than a grown man should - among other media types are always behind this bandwagon. Fighting isn't going anywhere. Relax guys. How do I know? Look at the stats of fights per game. 2012-'13 - 0.52 2013-'14 - 0.53 Despite the media screaming about it like a 4 year old girl, it isn't dropping at all. Did you really think it would? Players care about what happens on the ice, not off of it. Do you want a comparison? There are more fights per game than any season from the original 6. 1963-'64 had 0.43 fights per game which was the highest. 1974-'75 had 0.50. That's right, the era of the Broad Street Bullies had less fights. 2013-'14 is consistent with what we've seen post lockout. In fact it isn't even close to being the lowest point since 2005. It is stagnant just like it usually has been. Fighting in the 2010s is consistent on a per game basis with what we saw in the 1970s. Yes but they aren't fighting in the junior leagues anymore right? Pretty soon we'll get to the point where no junior players will even know how to drop the gloves and fight. You think so? Hmmmm. OHL fights per game in 2013-'14 - 0.76. More than last year, about the same as 2006-'07. Really. WHL fights per game this year - 0.94. More than last year, more than 2006-'07 which had 0.87. QMJHL fights per game this year - 0.84. More than last year. Pretty stagnant over the last decade or so. More than a couple years in the 1980s. It dropped after the 1990s but as I said, stagnant for about a decade. A decade. So the David Branches of the CHL want to eliminate fighting but when there is a will there is a way and the players keep doing it because it is an emotional game and a tough game, played by men - or young men - who like to settle the score face to face. Why am I doing this thread? Because you can't go two days in the NHL without some bleeding heart telling you fighting is on its way "out". The stats aren't lying. Players will always adjust and find a way to drop the mitts when the situation calls for it. So relax, our game isn't changing.