Psychologist have a term for the style of thinking in some of these posts. Its called rationalization. Trying to justify a flaw with a logical argument that isn't all that logical. Its also interesting to note that when you go to a Blues game in St. Louis there are tons of short buses dropping people off to see the game.
There is always pressure on anyone that is the son or daughter of a famous person that tries to follow in there foot steps of their parents. In my opinion, Nystrom is trying to do his best. He is a tough kid, but I think he may be doing things that are beyond his scope. He is not the player his father was(yet). Its kind of unfair to set that expectation.He also had a broken jaw earlier this year http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_previousnews.aspx?sport=NhL&id=1549 .
It can't feel good getting punched in the jaw after you broke it.
Burish is not a heavy. He went after Boogaard earlier in the year. I don't think they fought, but he seems willing. I think he would be willing to fight a guy like Godard. He would likely lose, but Godard is arguably one of the top 3 or 4 guys in the league right now.
I don't think its fair to belittle Nystrom, and I don't think its fair to water down a nice win for Burish.
every scrapper on the planet has been tagged by the plumber at some point. happens to the very best, so no shame. HOWEVER, the bigger issue is: nystrom isn't really a fighter and a lot more fragile than his old man. he should focus on playing hardnosed hockey and laying off the fisticuffs. nice quick shot by burish, give credit where it's due. he isn't too impressive overall but he read nystrom like a book and delivered a sweet shot.