a really they throw hits,fight or intimidate like a 4th line should?
Well DSP plays like that (or used to). I guess we have different definitions of successful 4th lines. Detroit never had a 4th line like you're describing, yet they've been one of the most successful - if not the most - franchises of the past 15 years.
It's funny how DSP goes from being a super popular prospect to the biggest whipping boy on the team as soon as there are new prospects to like. DSP was fine in the first period, clearly better than he was against Vancouver.