So what of players who come up through U.S. college hockey, in which fighting isn't at least tacitly tolerated, as it is in the often rough-and-tumble world of major junior?
If they need to, they learn.
Jim Cummins is a native of the Detroit area and, unlike some U.S.-born prospects, didn't play major junior in the Canadian Hockey League.
Cummins played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Michigan State, where fighting carries prohibitive penalties, and then embarked on a career ...
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