One of the oldest jokes about hockey is the phrase 'I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.' Heck, they even made a movie about that recently in 'Goon' with Sean Patrick Scott playing a guy hired by a minor league team strictly to fight others. I mean, it makes hockey that much more interesting to watch.
So that begs the question, would it benefit other sports to allow their players to fight? One NBA player says the league should allow fights.