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Warriors on the Ice

Original Flame Jim Peplinski: 'Today's Players Forget to Protect Themselves'

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports
Brian DAmbrosio

When Jim Peplinski entered the NHL more than three decades ago, players didn't look to the officials to solve their problems. Rectifying disputes wasn't the referee's strong suit, and the players policed themselves.

Former Enforcer Richard Zemlak on Fighting: 'What's There to Miss?'

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports
Brian DAmbrosio

As a player, Richard Zemlak grasped his role. Summoning the aggression and the endurance to chuck the knuckles with the NHL's toughest hombres was a constant challenge for the fighter, a matter of surviving the dark nights of the soul.