Btw, I didn't say "Burnett's saving grace over Simpson or Ward", I said that he's the only one who can effectively fight the heavys of the league every 2nd night. If it were up to me, all 3 would play.
Okay, but by saying that, you're saying that's the reason to play him and give him ice time. Because he can "fight the heavies" and they supposedly can't. Right?
You all saw what happened to Sawyer.
That doesn't say anything. Concussions can happen to anyone.
EDIT: Here's the list of enforcers in the western conference skating regular shifts:
That's great, but that wasn't my question, since "skating a regular shift" has nothing to do with dropping the gloves, the supposed reason for Burnett playing. I'm sure the Ducks could come up with a player or three that are capable of skating a regular shift better than Burnett. It's his pugilistic skills that earn him a roster spot.