Flames-Canucks brawl too much?

Rarely has that old "went to a fight but a hockey game broke out" joke been more true than Saturday night, when the Calgary Flames started their fourth line, the Vancouver Canucks responded by doing the same ... then the two squads stopped playing two seconds in to brawl it out. The teams ended up with 188 first-period penalty minutes. Two days later, Vancouver coach John Tortorella was suspended 15 days for attempting to enter the Flames' locker room. All of this comes at a sensitive time for fighting in hockey. Was this incident over the line?

  • How do you feel about the Flames and Canucks brawling just two seconds into the game?

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  • What do you make of the NHL suspending Canucks coach John Tortorella 15 days for his actions during Saturday's game vs. the Flames?

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  • What do you make of the NHL fining Flames coach Bob Hartley $25,000 for his "responsibility" for his team's brawl with the Canucks on Saturday?

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  • Which of these is true of fighting in hockey?

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  • When you watch/attend a hockey game, do you hope to see a fight?

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      77%
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  • What should the NHL do about fighting?

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  • What will the NHL do about fighting?

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  • What would your interest in the NHL be if fighting was banned?

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