Stu Grimson: My case for fighting in a dangerous game

Friday November 15th, 2013
Former enforcer Stu Grimson (32) says fighters are well aware of the risks inherent in what they do.
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I like some of the things they've done in terms of chin straps. Players shouldn't remove their helmets during a fight. I think that makes great sense. For the life of me, I can't understand why two people who are going to engage in a fight on the ice want to take their helmets off to begin with. To me, it's a recipe for disaster when one guy suffers a blow and goes down unconscious with a naked head on the ice. I've seen what happens when that happens. I like the change in that area if it can be enforced.

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