I'll start off by saying that I think that Brashear is a classless hockey player and loves to pick his spots....
You've got to put him into the top 5 into the league this year, he rarely gets beat and is one of the better technical fighters in the league.
As for his antics, he is gutless, I've seen him jump Kelly Buchberger
, take liberties against goal scorers and try and fight them... I can't respect that...
Look at a guy like Bob Probert
, he would run goalies, make life hell for 3rd and 4rth liners and generally keep the top line off the ice because people didn't want to be on the ice with him....but he'd always fight the tough guys and they had to be in the same class as him, not Brashear vs Buchberger.
Anyways love him or hate him Brashear is a top five fighter in the league this year but doesn't deserve a top 5 all time that's for sure.