Yea, because Shanahan and McCarty were enforcers.... McCarty wasn't having a career year scoring. As for the 98... 4-1 final... not like that series the wings didn't dominate the flyers the time...oh wait... get back to me with some game 7 heroics, not when youre talking about the final blow in a sweep.
PS BRENDAN Shanahan was no enforcer he is one of the best point producing forwards in the game, who could also stand up for himself. If you are really trying to compare Asham to any of those three, please tell the nurse to up your meds.
So your response is basically "But But But Nuh-uh!" The fact remains that fighting players like DMac and LaPointe, who are very similar to Asham, were present on Cup winning teams when it mattered most and not as some sideshow entertainment for the MMA fans. Neither of those players were brought in for their "scoring", yet their contributions, scoring and otherwise, were very important in the overall result. But since they drop the gloves, which you despise, they ain't worth s*** apparently compared to a 40 year old player who may or may not put up points like he used to.