There are times when people who want fighting in the NHL say “this is why hockey needs fighting”. To that I say that I don’t know that hockey needs fighting, but here we are with fighting in hockey. Dan Boyle getting hit by Maxim Lapierre was brutal but it didn’t seem like it was meant to be such a brutal hit. Still it proves that hits in hockey are more dangerous than fighting, I think we can all agree on that one aspect. So, this is fights of the week rather than fight of the week because of course the Sharks were rather upset. I don’t know that this was the best fights of the week, but I feel that what happened with Dan Boyle made this fight important.