Good scrap. 1st scrap for Smith and he held his own against a much smaller Shaw. Shaw had been pesky all period and wanted to go with someone earlier (Filppula I think). Good to see the Wings fighting!!
Redwings actually win a fight! Shaw starts punching Smith in the face before he even has a chance to take off his helmet, so don't even start with the "fighting with a visor" stuff. Smith then makes Shaw pay for starting the fight.
I loved the clash of the rookies. Brendan Smith got a few more punches in which connected. It is always a treat to see a Red Wing fight on any given day. I will give Smith the win, but Andrew Shaw did fight with an attitude.
I agree with the statements about the visor, Shaw started throwing punches and Smith had no time to remove it. Shaw trying to remove that helmet allowed him to open up enough to take a good one to the chops.
The only person in the Wings org who doesnt want a tough guy is Ken Holland.. Babcock always carried one in Anaheim, and Babcock wanted Smith in the lineup at the beginning of the season, Holland vetoed that one also.... Nice scrap for the rookie though, hope he picks his spots.