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absolutely mental. And shocking. First of a three-parter by the NYT.
it can only be a good thing that they seem to be kind of clamping down on the fighting at the moment. i worry something like that will happen to this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colton_Orr
reading all three parts today! godbless longform.org. what a sad story though. how the NHL can deny such evidence i don't know
Been watching sneaky hockey fight videos at work all afternoon as a result of this, nasty stuff
the idea that kids are scouted on the basis that they can kick the shit out of other kids is ridiculous
Consummately written and really engaging, even to someone like myself with limited NHL knowledge.
very sobering, especially as I was unaware that NHL teams specifically draft 'enforcers' for fighting.