You know, something struck me when I watch that clip, and it links to another thread where someone mentioned team toughness and Ohlund getting warned about his hit on Hemsky.
The Canucks don't even have a true middleweight quasi-fighter. The best we have is the "can handle his own" type of player in Mitchell or Bieksa. I know the age of the enforcer is dead, but I would feel a whole lot better with someone we could send out there to take a beating but send the message. The Brad May type punching bag.
People say Mitchell is a tough cookie, and he is. But we need him on the ice, if he's gone for 5 then the other team has a hug advantage on us. Why waste talent? We should use one of our minimum salaried 4th liners as a 5 min/game, hit everything that moves, create a stir and drop 'em if needs be player. Right now we have several players that play 8-12 min/game, hit nothing, dump and chase with the stick, and back down when challenged or try to create a penalty. (I don't want to get started on Burrows' diving...makes me sick) Mostly, I think these players are there for the sole purpose to take time of the clock, they're not being counted on to DO anything but keep the score the same and eat minutes. Why not bring someone in who will create momentum or smash opponents? Thoughts?