Aggression in professional ice hockey: a strategy for success or a reaction to failure?

@inproceedings{Wn1984AggressionIP,
  title={Aggression in professional ice hockey: a strategy for success or a reaction to failure?},
  author={Widmeyer Wn and Birch Js},
  year={1984}
}
Summary Results of previous examinations of aggression-performance relationships in sport may have been spurious since they have been based on entire games and seasons. The present paper argues that the injury or intimidation caused by aggression would be most likely to have a positive effect on performance if it occurred early in a contest or season. This early aggression might be offset by aggression later in the game or season committed by frustrated and/or revenge-seeking teams that were… CONTINUE READING

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