With the events of the last two meetings with the Canucks and Avs it leads me to ask the question: Why the hell do we still have this rule?
Before this rule opponents could expect serious retaliation if you messed with a teams top players.
For instance, after Moore hit Naslund, Brad May could have done much worse then and there and only receive a fighting major, and maybe a misconduct.
As it stands now players are penalised for being the first to retaliate by assesing Instigator penalties plus roughing or fighting Majors/minors.
If the league is not going to take preventative measures then maybe it's time to let the players police themselves again, and let players like Steve Moore answer to a higher court.
BTW. Before the " Humanitarians " of this board go to gather their proverbial torches and pitchforks, I'm not condoning what Bert did. I'm only saying that there is a very likely chance this never would have happened if the League would pull it's collective head out of it's ass.