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chseagle Wed Jan 22, 2014 08:13pm

Line Brawls becoming the norm
 
First it was the Canucks-Flames having a line brawl the other night, & now it's Ferris State-Minnesota State having a line brawl.

Why are line brawls becoming more commonplace?

Here's the box score from the Ferris State-Minnesota Stater game where the line brawl took place:

Ferris State vs. Minnesota State Boxscore 1/18/2014

SethPDX Wed Jan 22, 2014 09:17pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by chseagle (Post 919657)

Why are line brawls becoming more commonplace?

Are they? Seems like you're working with a pretty small sample size.

chseagle Wed Jan 22, 2014 09:23pm

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Originally Posted by SethPDX (Post 919660)
Are they? Seems like you're working with a pretty small sample size.

I'm used to only hearing of 1 a year-every other year.

USA-Canada Women's hockey, Calgary-Vancouver, & Ferris State-Minnesota State all within the past 3-4 months.

RefWEB Fri Jan 24, 2014 06:35pm

They're more uncommon the higher the level.

NHL...practically non existant.

Friday night Junior C in the styx.....a bit more common.

Overall, however, the amount of brawling in hockey is WAY down from where it was in the 70s and 80s. Coverage is the difference. Would anybody have ever heard about a US College line brawl 10 years ago???

chseagle Fri Jan 24, 2014 06:52pm

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Originally Posted by RefWEB (Post 919878)
They're more uncommon the higher the level.

NHL...practically non existant.

Friday night Junior C in the styx.....a bit more common.

Overall, however, the amount of brawling in hockey is WAY down from where it was in the 70s and 80s. Coverage is the difference. Would anybody have ever heard about a US College line brawl 10 years ago???

With everyone/everything being online nowadays, it is more prevalent compared in the past.

RefWEB Fri Jan 24, 2014 08:40pm

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Originally Posted by chseagle (Post 919880)
With everyone/everything being online nowadays, it is more prevalent compared in the past.


The reporting is more prevalent, not the brawling.

chseagle Fri Jan 24, 2014 09:51pm

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Originally Posted by RefWEB (Post 919884)
The reporting is more prevalent, not the brawling.

That's what I was meaning.


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