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Boogaard death adding scrutiny to fighting's place in hockey

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By Nancy Armour, AP National Writer

Detroit Red Wing opponents knew better than to mess with Steve Yzerman. Take a cheap shot at him -- or any of the other Wings, for that matter -- and you'd have to answer to Bob Probert and, in later years, Darren McCarty.

It was an on-ice code of justice, and it's proven so effective over the years that players like Probert, McCarty and Derek Boogaard built careers dishing out punishing hits.

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