I drew these two editorial cartoon 20 years ago. It seems to me it's still in the actuality with the brutal check of Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins) against Max Pacioretti (Montreal Canadian). Human nature is brutal....when my boy use to play hockey in young years I'll always remember the parents in the crowd yelling insanities to the referees. 'Ref pourri' 'Ref vendu'....Hockey is based on the very basic instinct of the masses...and the bottom line is...money...money...money!
(french translation of the text in the first cartoon)The NHL finally improved our equipment!