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NHL, media shouldn’t
celebrate fighting

I’m appalled that you would run a Sports section front-page picture of a bloody hockey player with the approving headline “Respect earned,” (Page C1, Feb. 24 ) and an article praising him for fighting.

We try to teach our kids to settle disputes without resorting to violence, yet extol what is in effect gang behavior in professional hockey. I get it that fans love the physicality of hockey, but other equally physical sports (e.g., football, rugby, and for that matter hockey at all levels save the NHL)

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