I'm talking about guys like Colton Orr who really don't add anything besides that fighting element. It would've been different ten or twenty years ago. Players like Orr are easy to ignore by opponents and they tend to take stupid penalties trying to instigate a fight, because they can't play regular hockey.
So useless I could name you about 10 or 15 of them in the NHL off the top of my head. Not that Im going to, obviously.
Aaron Downey anyone?
Depends on the make up of the team.
As I said, if Konopka can play regular shifts, keep up the pace and kill some penalties I have nothing against it.
Players like Colton Orr, Riley Cote are pretty useless. If you can't play normal competitive hockey besides fighting you don't belong in the NHL.
Edited by Finnish Wing, 20 June 2010 - 01:29 PM.