Blob Mckenzie wrote:Iginla and Clowe are both tougher than Eager. Bieksa fought Eager because he got attacked by him.
I am a Bieksa backer , but I also admit he is a spot picker like Chelios, McCabe and a few others over the years.
As for Williams the dude has never been a fighter ......ever. Who cares if he was chirping.... players do that. Big deal he was hacking and whacking out there. He has a couple cup rings and he is also unafraid to play in traffic. It's called gamemanship and I'd doubt Bieksa is holding him to task and wanting to beat his head in. He isn't a dirty player whatsoever, but he has enough testicular fortitude to play hard when it matters.
Dustin Brown is another matter because he plays on the edge and a lot of his hits are very borderline . To me if you are going to blow a guy up with a late hit or stick your leg out you had better be prepared to shed the mitts . Brown is like Matt Cooke. Then again some people thought Cooke was just a hard working scrappy player and got a bad rap. They would be idiots. Sorry for the rant.... just hate guys like Brown, Cooke and Clutterbuck etc.
Agreed that guys like Brown, Clutterbuck and Cooke should back up their dirty plays. Winning a cup or not, I have no respect for guys like Williams. To me, if you whack and hack after whistles, you better be able to back it up. If you want to be a skill player, just play with the game. That sucker reminds me so much of Marchand, always hides behind bigger players.