This is very simple for anyone who watched pre-vaginal hockey before 2005. You don't go after someone's star. If you do, you're going to have to fight. In fact, in the 80s and 90s, guys were specifically brought in to protect one player. That's the way hockey has always been played and if you want that changed then boo hoo.
Another person that posted without reading. Your point is addressed, and dismissed, in the article.