Inspired by the often heard talking point in threads about dirty hits, Cooke, Chara etc. that the players aren't respectful these days, that brutality is getting worse etc. I thought we could use a thread devoted to some of the rather naughty shenanigans some of the all-time favorites used to engage in back in the day. Let's start with the Habs' own Maurice Rocket Richard: The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix of March 14th 1955 had the following to say about the incident which ended up with Richard being suspended for the rest of the year: "Maurice Richard, fiery star of the Montreal Canadiens, nailed linesman Cliff Thompson with a wicked righthand punch in the third period as Boston Bruins downed the league-leading Canadiens with 4-2 Sunday night in a National Hockey League game.....What set off Richard's outburst appeared to be that when he asked referee Frank Udvari to call a five-minute penalty on Laycoe (me: Boston D-man Hal Laycoe) for drawing blood the referee seemed to shake his head negatively. That set the Rocket off. Richard twice belted Thompson and one of those tremendous right-handed wallops nailed the official. It raised a swelling on Thompson's cheek. The volatile Richard also went after Laycoe with his stick twice as officials tried to restrain both players. Richard managed to connect with Laycoe's head on one of several swings with the stick, cutting Laycoe." Everyone of course knows about the ensuing riot.. Now, I am sure you guys can think of plenty of stories involving guys like Howe, Lindsay, Shore from the earlier days and then the likes of Clarke and Espo in the 70s and later Messier or Chelios. But stories of guys like Dave Schultz or Tie Domi would be besides the point.