Brassard messed his shoulder up, and prolly couldn't even swing...either way he still got lit up something awful. Hey, but would anyone one else on this thing step up against Neal, doubt it. Brassard hurry up and heal. CARRY THE FLAG!
Guts by Brassard, not usually a fighter to stick up for a teammate but it wound up costing him in this one as it ended his season (separated shoulder).
However, MAJOR props goes to Neal for sticking to the "players code" as Brassard had separated his shoulder during the fight and was asking Neal to "stop, stop!". Brassard was visibly favoring his shoulder as he skated away. Unlike what the announcers were saying that Neal decided that he beat Brassard bad enough. Good show of sportsmanship by the rookie!!
This is why Neal is my favorite stars player. Hell give u an ass beating but as soon as he said he was done he let him go. 100000+ cool points for Neal on this fight. Ive never seen a hockey player just give up like that. Im sure due to the shoulder injury get got. But come on, what to you expect when u fight neal with your hands that low? Neals a great player, with skill when hes playing the game or beating the teeth out of another player