Will we ever see another line brawl in the NHL?

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  1. Pietrangelo Registered User

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    With the continuously growing attention for player safety and awareness of long term effects from concussions, along with the lack of enforcer role players, fights/brawls seem to be dwindling.

    My question is a simple one.
    Will we ever again see a good ol’ fashion 5vs5/6vs6 line brawl?

    My money would be that we do not see another one ever again, but I would like to hear the debate if you think I’m wrong.
     
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    Yes definitely
     
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    Unless there is a way where 3 officials are able to contain two full teams of professional athletes (in the case of a bench clearing brawl), logic suggest that one can happen pretty much as soon as a player wants.

    Something I do see happening the next time a line brawl occurs, is very heavy suspensions and fines. As of right now, don’t think there is enough of a punishment for being involved in one.

    Basically only reason there hasn’t been a line brawl is because there hasn’t been a reason for one, but as soon as there is don’t see how they can stop it. (Unless reaaaaally harsh punishments occur)
     
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    I feel like if the Knights and Sharks meet in the playoffs again, their will be a line brawl. lol
     
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    Lord I hope so, wont be my team though.
     
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    Chances are slim for the reasons being what you pointed out already. I think about this question often too.

    If it happens...it will happen between very select teams.
     
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    Wont be mine either.
     
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    Possibly Flames and Kings? It is getting pretty heated in games between them.
     
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    Sens seem like a team that will just say screw it towards the end of the season and just dummy Toronto out of frustration lol. Babcock always has a soft team that ends up in a line brawl every couple of years without fail.
     
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    When Kane and Reaves are on the ice together anything's possible.
     
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    I think the general consensus is that line brawls (real ones, where no one wears gloves) are a bad idea.
     
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    A little too many Euros now a days?

    Too many soft players for Burkies likening.
     
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    I wish, the league has never been this soft, its sad that enforcers dont have a role anymore, they are soldiers that deserve to be paid

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    Do you not remember that one game between the Knights and Sharks in pre-season? It's definitely going to happen again at some point, lol
     
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    There’s usually a decent one sort of every 2/3 seasons.

    I’d argue we’re due one.
     
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    Ottawa has been involved in quite a few. Buffalo, Philly, Montreal in the playoffs.
    Maybe Brady get's one going!
     
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    Never say never
     
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    As a Leafs fan I’d be ecstatic to see them at least push a guy that runs the goalie.
     
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    I get the feeling that they've drilled down fighting to a compromise level that they are comfortable with... yes, there are still fights... no, they don't happen very often. Same likewise with line brawls. They'll be rare as chicken teeth... but every once in a while emotions will boil over.
     
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    They can change to boxing or UFC.
     
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