Vancouver loves to play a hard-nosed, rough and tumble type of game to compliment their high volume of scoring...kind of. What you may not realize is that the "feared" Canucks are only rough when they want to be. More often than not, the team as a whole prefers to avoid conflict unless they know there won't be any consequences for their actions. A few players come to mind when it comes to such hockey hypocrisy.
The breakthrough player for Vancouver is also known for his mean streak. Burrows should pay more attention to his team's like of force in front of the net, which his size and power would be better utilized. But it doesn't take a genius to know that. In game 3 against Chicago, Burrows avoided a line change just to go to center ice and poke Brian Campbell a few times.
And we cannot forget his tomfoolery at the end of the game that got him a sweet smack in the face. If he mans up and takes off that face shield like he's supposed to when fighting, maybe he wouldn't be so fierce anymore.
One of the biggest farces of a defenseman in the game today. Cannot skate, puck handle, or add scoring depth from the blue line. Sucker punches against smaller guys aren't a stat. O'Brien never goes against a guy his size unless he's been smoked on the ice already. In today's NHL, he's a wasted roster spot.
He's usually a good player, but recently he's just so-so and has been more hurtful than helpful.
see: O'Brien, Shane.
Biggest. Baby. Ever. If Jake Dehlomme had a twin that was separated at birth, it's Roberto Luongo. If the puck isn't passed him, he's complaining to a ref that an opposing player was trying to abuse him with skate and stick before a miraculous save had to be made. The man needs bigger pads...and not the kind attached to his legs.
All talk. If talking got you respect on the ice, he'd be wearing the 'C' for his team. Instead, he was wearing ice shavings after Blackhawks LW Andrew Ladd backed up his talk during their March 5 tilt in Chicago. Kesler hasn't said much since then.