One Of The NHL’s First Fights Ended With A Gut-Wrenching Fall And Concussion (Not For The Squeamish)
I've never been on board with the "let's take fighting out of hockey crowd," but when incidents like Derek Boogard's tragic death pop up, it's hard to not consider changing tune.
Then, in last night's NHL opener between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, enforcer George Parros took a brutal fall that led to a concussion. And lots of understandable discussion of the validity of fighting in hockey.
This was pretty clearly a fluke accident — you never see takedowns like that, and you probably never should — but it was bad.
Parros will supposedly be "OK," because he "only" has a concussion. I hope that's the case. The fall led to the Deadspin headline, "Fighting In Hockey Will Die When A Player Does," and, though we can't be sure, that's a pretty reasonable take.
Let's hope we never find out if they're right.
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