Gospel of Hockey co-hosts Matt Gajtka and Larry Snyder seek to promote the sport in its purest sense, which makes this week’s featured guest a natural fit.
January 23, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland (left) fights with Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Colton Orr (28) during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
How has he refuted arguments for keeping fighting in the sport at its highest level? Does Paul have a specific plan for phasing it out? Will our ongoing brain injury research be the “tipping point” and ultimately lead to a more aggressive punishment of fighting?
Matt and Larry pick Paul’s brain on his controversial and courageous stance, then they dig into this week’s Local Hockey Report. Three young Pittsburgh-trained players recently enjoyed big NHL moments, plus area college hockey programs enter the last month of their regular seasons.
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With experience working inside the sports industry and as an independent media member, Matt brings his unique viewpoint to City of Champions. As co-editor and lead writer, he oversees all content on the site while also lending his own perspective.