Why We Fight
Joyce Park stashed this in The Sporting Life
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One of the league's top enforcers tells us the unvarnished truth about fighting in the NHL.
They really emotionally commit to fighting:
Once the gloves fall off, everything else kind of fades away. You can’t hear the fans. You can’t hear the ref. It’s just silence. That’s the easy part. The tough part is the day leading up to the game when you know you’re going up against a tough guy. You can’t help but think about it all day, and you go through a roller coaster of emotions. It can be almost impossible to think about the actual hockey part of the game. You definitely lose some sleep at nap time.