I never said I didn't like fighting, I just don't like having a player whose main skill set is fighting. I am a fan of a player who brings a real NHL skill set to a team but also stands up for themselves and others. I am saying that the one thats name is being thrown around is not a player I would like on the wings given the number of bottom six players the wings already have on their big team/in their system. Nice strawman though.
Outside of a true power forward which are very hard to come by, Konopka is exactly waht you just described.
They called all of this: 19:50 San Jose Joe Pavelski: 2 minutes, roughing 19:50 Detroit Brad Stuart: 2 minutes, roughing 19:50 San Jose Joe Thornton: 2 minutes, slashing 19:50 San Jose Logan Couture: 2 minutes, roughing
And then somehow Cleary got a roughing call after the game
And none of that means s*** except being listed in the box score. In other words, be prepared for it to happen again league. Cheap plays at the end of a game should be suspension worthy IMO whether it's an actual fight or not. That slash by Thornton was just plain dirty and unnecessary in a decided game. He was purposely trying to hurt a star player.