Fighting after a clean hit is one of the only times I think guys should get 5, 2, and a 10.
I know it's a little different because he's the captain, but i'm so sick of guys getting jumped after clean hits. That's more of an attempt to take hitting out of the game than anything Bettman does.
Honestly, I have no problem with fights after clean hits. I understand why someone wouldn't want their star players getting hit with big hits, whether it was legal or not. If someone nailed Datsyuk with a clean hit, I'd want someone to step in and make others think twice about doing that.
As long as fighting is legal, so is fighting from clean hits. Then again, I also want the instigator removed, so I can see how you'd be even more upset if that were done.
Oh, and I forgot what a terrible fighter Stuart is.
I feel Tootoo is nothing more than a role player. And while fighting is cool and all we need hockey players first and foremost, and fighters second. And I think we have better hockey players on the roster than Tootoo that can use the ice time better than him.
We don't have anyone who can play the physical game he plays.
Helm would be the closest, but Tootoo is more physical and more dangerous to play against than Helm. And Helm is seemingly always hurt now to boot.
If you're looking to bench someone who isn't contributing in their "role", it wouldn't be Tootoo.
And role players are very important to teams. You make them sound pointless in your first sentence. The Wings wouldn't have won any of our Cups without role players.