There's a difference between being a big hitting D, and running around hitting people to hurt. I mean, Pronger is considered a dirty player, but if you look at his recent suspensions, they had nothing to do with actually running around and making big hits or getting out of position to make the big hits. In the 06-07 playoffs, he got suspended for chasing the puck and putting Holmstrom into the boards. Subsequently he got suspended again for his elbow on McAmmond, but he wasn't chasing him, he simply smashed him with his elbow. Then a couple of years ago, he got suspended for stomping on a player after getting tangled up with him, and he wasn't going to get anything until a higher quality video of the incident surfaced. Ultimately, Pronger has over 20 fighting majors to his credit, does Volchenkov have any?