Fighting is not the NHL's biggest issue right now.
The lockout has trumped all the other arguments that rage throughout the NHL during the average NHL season.
While fighting is often criticized as a rather caveman-ish way to conduct business—including by this columnist—it can be a rather effective way of making one's point.
Whether you are in favor of the idea of fighting or not, there is little doubt that it is an exciting moment in a game that can turn around a team's fortunes by raising the energy level on the bench.
There are some fighters that you should avoid at all costs because it just might be too dangerous for your health.