Fighting has become less and less relevant in today’s NHL. You’ll occasionally see one in response to a violent hit against a teammate, or when frustrations boil over as a team is struggling to gain any momentum in a game.
The age of the enforcer, however, is over. Gone are the days where a George Parros or Colton Orr will suit up in an NHL lineup.
Speaking of the latter, Orr, a former Leafs enforcer, spoke out today on the place of fighting and enforcers in today’s NHL.
Today’s game is speed – if you don’t have it, odds are you’ll be out of a job in hockey’s most prestigious league. The reason why a guy like Matt Martin in Toronto still has a place because he is able to chip in offensively while being one of the league’s most physical forces.
So what do you think? Is fighting a thing of the past?