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

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A skilled player, Jarome Iginla (12) doesn't fight often, but he can hold his own when he does.

A skilled player, Jarome Iginla (12) doesn't fight often, but he can hold his own when he does.

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! - WithEric Tosi

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