My Fighting article in Beckett Hockey #210

This month, in Beckett Hockey #210, my fourth article for Beckett media has been published. Entitled A Force to Be Reckoned With, it details the history of fighting in hockey, and fighting’s general exclusion from trading cards.

A Force to Be Reckoned WithPrinted on pages 6,7 and 8, I am pleased to say that this article is in color. My past three articles were in black and white–I’m moving up in the world! I also penned two sidebars that support the main piece: Five for Fighting notes five hockey cards that actually did show fighting, while Goon Squad talks about some of hockey’s most famous enforcers, past and present.

All I can say is “wow!” A few months back, I was jazzed just to have an article published in Beckett. That was awesome in itself. But this–a full-color, 2,000-plus word, feature story–definitely trumps all.

If anyone buys–or borrows–an issue and reads my article, please give me some feedback. I am always striving to improve my writing, both for Beckett and for Puck Junk.

Click here to read this article.


Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

3 thoughts on “My Fighting article in Beckett Hockey #210”

  1. As always, love reading your articles, either here or in Beckett. For some reason, I’ve loved the fighting aspect from the get go. I never really identified with the skill players.(might have something to do with my skill level). Very entertaining. Keep up the good work.

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