NHL GM's aim to cut down on fighting

A couple of things from the NHL general managers' meeting this week, the most noteworthy is that they have recommended a harsher penalty for players who engage in "staged" fights.

The GMs would like to see a 10-minute misconduct penalty assessed to players who drop their gloves right after a faceoff.

Referees would also be able to hand out that penalty in other instances where they believe players have engaged in an appointment fight.

Basically, any players who engage in the following would be given 15 minutes worth of penalties:

The G.M.'s also want to enforce the instigator a bit more stringently.

So what are your thoughts?

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