I think what has not been stated enough in all of this is that it wasn't that a team chose to start its fourth line, that happens, it was that Hartley started his goons, and had Westgarth at centre. It's the history Hartley has and the fact that other coaches and players know his reputation and intent. If it was a different coach, different team I don't think Torts goes ape shit. It's the fact he knew what Hartley was up to. His own players, and ex-players say as much. His fourth line was out there with orders to start a fight.
Perhaps if Torts had started Richardson then Bieksa doesn't feel the need to step up and only Sestito and McGratton go after it. It's as if Calgary felt that because Lain was 6'6 they had a green light to fight. Putting Lain out there was not an invitation to fight, nor was it Torts accepting a challenge, he simply matched 4th lines with 4th lines, a move he regrets with respect to Lain.
If you listen to Westgarth the intention and direction from the coach was clear. Having said that Torts crossed a line with his attempted visit to the Flames dressing room. As much as I love what he showed it is a line that should not be crossed. He deserves a hearty fine and or suspension, one I think the team will respond to. Hartley does not deserve a suspension but a fine is in order.
Who won the fights is irrelevant to me. Players from both teams suffered as a result and were gassed at the end of the game. But perhaps we should have saved those ice scrapings so DNA tests could have been done to see who's blood it is. Pretty sure it was Flame blood spoiling the ice