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Violence is nothing new in sports.
If anything, it’s ancient, deriving from the hormone-fueled physicality of athletic competition.
One could even argue that team sports, or any contact sport, could be taken as metaphors for war; they tell the story of battle – the glory of victory, the bitterness of defeat – without inflicting serious injury, or death, upon those who participate. 597 more words
Chris Nilan’s career as an enforcer in the NHL was one that leaves many fans looking back on his career with reverence. After 13 seasons spent mostly with the Montreal Canadiens as well as short stops in Boston and with the Rangers, he racked up 3,043 penalty minutes – a total that puts him ninth all-time in NHL history. 527 more words
The Last Gladiators provides raw, real look at life of NHL enforcers, on-ice, off-ice and post-career
That was what a writer once dubbed The Drubbing of Nesterenko. Canadiens policeman John Ferguson pummelling Chicago Blackhawks winger Eric Nesterenko at the Montreal Forum, a memorable moment, for good or ill, in what was a 6-0 playoff victory for the Canadiens. 359 more words