Research and Markets: Fighting the Good Fight: Why On-Ice Violence Is Killing Hockey

Wed May 9, 2012 4:29am EDT

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Research and Markets: Fighting the Good Fight: Why On-Ice Violence Is Killing Hockey

Dublin - Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Fighting the Good Fight: Why On-Ice Violence Is Killing Hockey" to their offering.

A veteran hockey writer takes on hockey culture and the NHLaddressing the game's most controversial issue

Whether it's on-ice fist fights or head shots into the glass, hockey has become a nightly news spectaclewith players pummeling and bashing each other across the ice like drunken gladiators. And while the NHL may actually condone on-ice violence as a ticket draw, diehard hockey fan and expert Adam Proteau argues against hockey's transformation into a thuggish blood sport. In Fighting the Good Fight, Proteau sheds light on the many perspectives of those in and around the game, with interviews of current and former NHL stars, coaches, general managers, and league executives, as well as medical experts.

One of the most well-known media figures on the hockey scene today, famous for his funny, feisty observations as a writer for the Toronto Star and The Hockey News and commentator on CBC radio and TV, Adam Proteau is also one of the few mainstream media voices who is vehemently anti-fighting in hockey.

- Includes interviews with medical experts on head injuries and concussions, as well as with other members of the media

- The author not only wages an attack on the value of fighting in hockeybut also on the establishment hockey culture

Key Topics Covered:

- 1. The Beatings and the Damage Done

- 2. "We Sell Hate"

- 3. Scar Tissue

- 4. Full Disclosure

- 5. Why Hockey Has It Backward

- 6. Hockey on the Brain

- 7. Critical Mass

- 8. The Unoriginal 10

- 9. The Enlightened

- 10. Fighting On

- Acknowledgments

- Index


Adam Proteau has made a name for himself in the hockey world thanks to more than a decade of feisty, funny observations about the game. In addition to his job as a columnist for The Hockey News, his work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and on websites,,, and many others.

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Source: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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