On another thread here, we started talking about if the police and courts should ever step in when something terrible happens on the ice. What's the standard. I have always had trouble understanding why something that happens in the stands gets someone arrested, while 15 feet away on the ice it's just part of the game. Isn't breaking the law, breaking the law?
I'm not suggesting that everything that happens on the ice should be subject to arrest and prosecution, but there will be and have been incidents that should be considered for this. Remember this play a few years ago? That was atrocious and in my mind should have been prosecuted.
What do you guys think? Is there anything that happens on the ice you think could be subject to the laws of society, or is it anything goes? What if someone deliberately attacks someone and they die from it? That will happen someday because no matter how much players get suspended, the incidents keep getting worse. Would it make any difference to you if it happ