Jarome Iginla: Hockey is better, safer with fighting in it

A skilled player, Jarome Iginla (12) doesn't fight often, but he can hold his own when he does.
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The game of hockey is special. Its blend of physical play, intensity and emotion is what makes players such as myself love it. But I think it is important to realize that fighting plays a role in -- and enhances -- all of those aspects. Would hockey still be a good game without fighting? Yes, I think so. But it is great game with it! - With Eric Tosi

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