I'm guessing you haven't watched hockey very long if you think this way.
There's never been a time in NHL history when fighters had more skill than they do now. 15 years ago, enforcers who could barely skate would have a regular spot on every NHL team. Those players are largely extinct. Today's NHL has largely weeded out unskilled fighters.
And a byproduct of this is that you get these wanna-be tough guys that go around cheap stuff like anything that Cooke does, and Boochich hitting DeKeyser in the nuts.
I'm still very dissapointed in the 5K fine, what a joke.