Ben Smith and Duncan Keith Fight in Camp

| David M Singer

Smith, Keith downplay training camp fight

Neither player explained what triggered the fight, but they didn’t think it was a big deal.

“Nothing [got into me,]” Keith said. “I’m just a competitive person. That’s how I play the game. … I don’t know what to tell you. It’s just part of the game. I’ll do anything. I don’t care.”

Smith saw the fight in the same way.

“Yeah, it happens,” Smith said. “We’re competitors. We’re out there to compete and work hard. I know for me I’m trying to win a spot here. Just one of those things, part of the game, just happy neither of us got hurt there.”

Must be rough for ESPN to link to their references, short on resources and all.