Hockey is evolving and transitioning away from physicality and toward skill and skating. Bissonnette is one of several players whose forte is fighting and who are trying to prove they still have a place in the game.
Bench-clearing brawl between the Sabres and the Leafs from last season’s opening game. Hockey love!
Bettman confirmed that he hasn’t seen so much public enthusiasm about the sport since 2004, when a labor dispute forced the NHL to cancel the entire season.