Fighting is at about 0.25pg right now. Same as last year and pretty much what the original 6 era had believe it or not. The all-time high was 1.31pg in 1988. The other night the analysts were debating a hit that 10-15 years ago we all in unison would be saying that the hittee should have had his head up. Jeff O'Neill chimed in and said that in his whole career he never thought while he was in the process of hitting someone that he needs to change his route. It all happens so fast and that was his point. He said the NHL is making it so that no one even tries to do open ice hits anymore because they are afraid of being suspended because someone has their head down and the head is contacted. Look, we have the greatest game in the world and we are draining the passion out of it in droves. There are no rivalries anymore, no hate, no animosity and everything is over-analyzed. Where do you see fighting in 10 years? Will it be something that happens 0.10pg, if that, or will it go up or stay about the same (not sure what makes it go up right now though)? Will there always be fights in the game when needed? What about hitting? Things like fighting and a bit hit used to be the turning points of a game or even a series. I can think of one great fight this year, Benn's fight, but how often does this happen? When did you last see a line brawl with even just three sets of players going at it at once? Or a goalie fight? Or coaches almost getting into it? John Tortorella recently complained about the lack of intensity in the NHL and he is right. We need it badly, hockey was so much better when we had it. But where do you see these two aspects of the game (hitting and fighting) in a decade?