and can lead to a comeback when they’re team is down in points. The great hockey
legend, Johnny Bucyk, feels that a hockey fight always boosts the home team,
because they hear the fans cheering for them, the momentum is up, and the players,
for some reason, play harder (Bucyk).
A fight can be a great way to entertain fans,
also. This puts more people in the seats. More fans will attend games, and more
money will be made. There will not be another strike, like there was in the 2004-
2005 season, because when more fans are in the seats, more money is made.
Although a lot of players in the NHL are quite skillful, and play with grace, as well
as agility, some players are on teams purely for power (Reilly).
Some of the best known hockey fighters in NHL history are P.J. Stock, who
once played for the Boston Bruins, Tie Domi, and Bob Probert. When a team needs
to start using more force to get the puck, they want a player or players who will use
such force to obtain the puck. Now when hockey is being played, it comes hand in
hand with emotion. Players get angry that maybe they are losing, or are not playing
so well. They boil over and may go over the top. They take out their anger on an
opposing player using violence. Players know when to control themselves, and when
to let go. Such player, however, like Stock, Domi, and Probert, are more likely to