From yesterday's Damien Cox mailbag:
Look, fighting is in hockey for very simple reasons. Some people like it, and some believe it sells tickets. All the other stuff is rationale and silly excuses. Sadly, I don’t believe Don Sanderson’s death will make a difference. The forces of fighting in hockey are dug in; they’ve seen it cut back, and now they’ll fight to the death to make sure it doesn’t disappear entirely.
a.) The absolute worst choice of words of the year?
b.) Some sort of incredibly tasteless pun?
I honestly can't decide.