In his day Tim Hunter was known for two things: his nose and his rough style of play.
Best known as a grappler with the Calgary Flames, everyone remembers Tim Hunter for his wrestling with the likes of Marty McSorley, Kevin McClelland and Dave Semenko. He also played with the Vancouver Canucks and briefly with Quebec and San Jose. He played 852 games in the league, totalling 3146 penalty minutes. That still ranks him 8th all time in NHL history.
So it may surprise some when Tim Hunter calls for the end of fighting. But Hunter nicely echoes my own thoughts on fighting in hockey in this article by Eric Francis.
“The fights where guys come onto the ice and just drop their gloves don’t really have a place in the game for me,” said the legendary Calgary Flames tough guy.