The fight rate in the NHL continues to drop, but that doesn’t mean the debate is going away.

Some people want hockey to get rid of fighting completely, and others believe it should stay. Nonetheless, fighting has dropped 40 percent this season thanks to less staged fights.

“I think it’s great for the league, and I think it’s just a matter of time before they eliminate it totally,” NESN’s Gord Kluzak said on “The Instigators” on Thursday. “Get rid of it because I still think it holds our game back.”

Hear more from NESN’s Dale Arnold, Billy Jaffe and Kluzak in the video above.

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