The fact that hockey fights are cheered instead of prosecuted is an odd enforcement of the law. If two players get in a fist fight on the ice, it's cool. If two fans throw haymakers while waiting in line for the bathroom, it's a bail hearing. Don't get us wrong, we like watching a couple grizzled maniacs go at it as much as the next person, but it's totally weird. Metta World Peace caves in James Harden's temple with an elbow and he has to change his name back to Ron Artest. But John Scott splits Sidney Crosby's eye open with a hard right and he's just doing his job.
Hockey fights are televised felonies.