Tuesday, September 6, 2011

F Adam Hughesman of the Tri-City Americans has signed an ATO with the NHL’s New York Islanders. Hughesman, a 20-year-old from Winnipeg, is coming off a season in which he totalled 81 points, including 39 goals, in 60 games. He is preparing for his fifth full season with the Americans.
In a column in the Montreal Gazette, veteran NHL observer Jack Todd writes: “Enough is enough. It's time to outlaw fighting in hockey, to put an end to the game's goon culture for once and for all.”
Todd’s complete column is right here.
George Johnson of the Calgary Herald is perhaps the most under-rated sports columnist in Canada today. If you aren’t reading him regularly, you should be.
Following the death of Wade Belak, Johnson talked with Theo Fleury about depression, something with which the former NHL star has had first-hand experience.
Johnson’s column is right here.
Eric Duhatschek of The Globe and Mail has written an interesting piece that is headlined: Former NHLer Jim Peplinski backs abolition of fighting. . . . It is right here. . . . Interestingly, it includes this: “Peplinski . . . said his distaste for fighting was a contributing factor in his decision to retire prematurely from the NHL . . .”

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