One moment your cheering on your favorite hockey player watching him score a goal next you screaming at the refs because a guy on the other team started fighting with your team and the ref gives your player and the other player 2 minutes in the box. along with fighting another big part of hockey are the finals as well as the points.
Fighting in hockey is about rare as corn in Iowa but depending on how bad the fight is you can get different penalties. First, there are two types of penalties for fighting, major penalties, and minor penalties. a minor penalty will land you in the box for 2 minutes. a major penalty will get you in the box for 5 minutes. But, after the game, a committee decides whether or not you are suspended from a few games. that depends on how bad they deemed the fight to be.
Next are the playoffs, the hockey playoffs have a bracket of 7. The top three teams in each division make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. the next two places will be filled by the next 2 highest-placed finishers in each conference. and obviously, the team who wins all their games is the champion
Finally is the point system. there are basically 2 different point systems, a team point system which is what the score of the game is, and a more individual point system where 4 main factors play into the points. the team score is what you get when you score a goal in the game pretty basic. the individual point system has a few things that play into it the first being goals earned by players which earns 1 point for the individual. the next part is assists this also earns 1 point for the player who helped the person score. the 3rd part is about the goalie and that is goals saved this earns the goalie 1 point as well. and finally, the fourth part is also about the goalie and that is goals given away which again gives 1 point.
(please note that the individual scores have almost nothing to do with winning the games except for the goals scored points)
Should fighting in Hockey have worse penalties if so why?
Should fighting in Hockey have lesser penalties? explain?
If you could change 1 rule in Hockey what would it be?