This follows a recent survey which found that the majority of Canadians are against violence in hockey. Albeit a slim majority, but are pro-violence goons slowly becoming a thing of the past?
The participants in a seminar in London, Ontario on violence in hockey seem to think so. This is a great example of Social Norms. People think players won't want to play hockey without violence, but they more than likely would keep playing regardless, for the love of hockey.