Wow I'm not sure if your serious or not.
Please go watch soccer or something because you obviously don't know how hockey is suppose to be played.
You have clearly never watched soccer if you think it is gentlemanly... Players dive, argue with the referee, take cheap shots etc.
Rugby (union, of course, not league) could arguably be called a gentleman's game (players leave their differences on the field and go out for beers afterwards, anyone who addresses referees the way athletes do in hockey and football would get sin-binned, etc.). That said, rugby is still full of violent, awful incidents (perhaps some of it can be attributed to the end of the amateur era in the 90s) just like any other sport. At the end of the day, one can only talk about players, not about sports or leagues.
So, at times it would be nice to have a player with a violent, physical aspect to their game in the roster, I would hate to have the kinds of players who start fights after clean hits (get it out of your system Ericsson...) and so forth.
"Summa pia gratia nostra conservando corpora et custodita, de gente fera Normannica nos libera, quae nostra vastat, Deus, regna."