George Parros injured in fight


October 2, 2013 by andymisek

During the third period of last nights game between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, George Parros and Colton Orr squared off for the second time. At the end of the fight, Orr slipped, pulling Parros forward. Parros hit his face on the ice and lay motionless for a few moments. He had to be carried off the ice on a stretcher and went to the hospital where he was responsive and diagnosed with a concussion. It was an extremely frightening sight and we hope for a speed recovery.

The injury to Parros brings up an overly discussed point in hockey: whether or not to ban fights from the NHL. With the league trying to fight concussions, it seems counter productive to have fights continue to play a part in the game. Many also argue that the idea of a momentum shift from a fights means very little.

I feel that fights should remain; fans enjoy them, the players continue to engage despite the risks, and it is evident that it brings another level of adrenalin to the teams. What do you think about banning fighting?

3 thoughts on “George Parros injured in fight

  1. Josie says:

    I think fighting is a part of the game…always has been. I don’t want the time of every team has a few “goons” meant to do nothing but fight, but I do think a good hockey fight every now and then to help spark a team is fine.

    • Joe Baugnet says:

      I agree Josie. I think it is ridiculous that the topic is even discussed. A majority of NHL players are taught how to fight correctly and as indexed by Orr, they know when to call it. If you noticed, he didn’t start whaling on Parros after he fell.

      There is an amount of respect that goes into a hockey fight, that most people don’t realize. It’s a unique part of the sport, and I don’t think it should be eliminated.

  2. Cups n Pucks says:

    There was a really cool video I watched while working in the pro shop at Arctic Ice Arena about the code of ethics on fighting. I recommend everyone against fighting watch (that’s you ESPN Chicago Twitter account). They know the risk, but they embrace it. They are also have a great deal of respect for each other and an unwritten code of ethics. -Andy

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