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The pros and cons of fighting in the NHL

Updated: January 8, 2007, 6:00 PM ET
By John Buccigross | ESPN.com

Should fighting be banned in the NHL? I wanted to get your attention and that sentence usually does the trick.

For the basis of this discussion, I'm using Ross Bernstein's book, "The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL." It's available at some bookstores and everywhere on the Web.

For the casual hockey fan, it is an excellent textbook on the who, what and why of NHL fighting. For the hard-core hockey fan who has a basic understanding ...

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