Seems more like a team that had enough talent to goon their way to Cup wins that the refs were compliant in letting them do so. But like when the HBO doc came out it seemed like every place that wrote about it was like "Old Tyme Hockey Yeah". (not I did not see it so I can't speak to the doc itself just the coverage like a year ago about it) And sometimes you get the people who miss the bench clearing stuff and the fighting that happened alot then and as an aside I don't get how people miss those. I watch footage of them and they seem tedious. Maybe I'm weird in that I like the playing of hockey and that the physical play is not the end all be all of it.