NHL allows for fighting in hockey; however it is clearly against the stated rules of the game. Fighting in public is against the law in Massachusetts.
So why does Martha Coakley allow it to occur? While fighting in hockey has gone on for year; that alone does not make it right. There will always be people that argue for bad behavior based on history.
Fighting sets a horrible example for our youth; boys and girls. It glorifies the worst part of a great game. It encourages violent behavior in youth hockey. It puts players in harm’s way. Seemingly the only beneficiaries of public fights on the ice are the NHL owners and TV Networks.
It is time for Martha Coakley to take a stand and bring charges against the next public fight at Boston Garden.