Unfortunately there seems to be a place for this shit in hockey. Would it happen again and again and again and again otherwise?
I stopped watching altogether for three reasons.
1. I promised my roommates that I would never watch another game if they gave up their tv rights and allowed me to watch the Flames win the cup back in 89. That one stopped counting once I could afford to buy my own TV.
2. All the hugging and waltzing around the ice every five minutes of what would otherwise be intense competitions.
3. All the basically criminal acts that repeatedly take place in the game, and all excused to far to high of a degree. Even if people come out against it - how about doing something about it? This shit could have been stopped when Gretzky was calling for an end to fighting, and that was a long time ago.