Proposal +5 – thebeard

For my research paper I am going to do on how Ice Hockey would change as a sport if there was no fighting. I would like to talk about how fighting entertains the audiences watching. Also the players that are in hockey called enforcers, who are basically meant to fight and push people around.

  1. http://journals.sagepub.com.ezproxy.rowan.edu/doi/10.1177/1941738113491711

The Essential Content of the Article:  This article provides information about consequences from fighting in the NHL and other hockey leagues. The author also talks about how often fighting happens in hockey, from the entire season and also the times in each game. It also talks about different statistics in hockey about fights.

What it Proves: This article proves that fighting does have consequences in hockey and also how often hockey happens.

2. http://www.thesportster.com/hockey/top-10-reasons-why-the-nhl-needs-to-keep-fighting/

The Essential Content of the Article: This article provides information about why the NHL should keep hockey in the sport. It mentions how it is unique to the sport and how the fans of the sport love it.

What it Proves: The article proves that fighting still should have a place in hockey and how it helps the sport.

3. http://www.sportsdadhub.com/what-fighting-in-hockey-teaches-our-kids-the-good-the-bad/

The Essential Content of the Article: This article provides the good and bad from fighting to a kid. It shows that fighting in hockey can actually form a kid to be loyal and stick up for people. It also mentions the bad that might be bad sportsmanship.

What it Proves: This article proves that there is some good in fighting for hockey but there is also some bad.

4. http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/fighting-in-the-nhl-should-it-stay-or-go

The Essential Content of the Article: This article mentioned one specific hockey game that started with a line brawl and the outcomes of it for each team.

What it Proves: The article shows how a huge fight effects some teams and players differently.

5. http://www.espn.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=buccigross_john&id=2724254

The Essential Content of the Article: This article mentions the pros and cons of fighting. It explains on why fighting is important to the sport.

What it Proves: It proves that fighting does have a place in hockey.

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