Internal Fighting Debate Among Red Wings Continues

| David M Singer

Wings see advantages and disadvantages to eliminating fighting

“Fighting has been a part of the game since Day 1,” Jordin Tootoo said. “It’s about having respect for each other and doing … what’s called changing momentum of a game. It’s a difference maker, but at the same time you’re not going out to want to intentionally hurt the guy.”

Tootoo has had 52 fighting majors over the last seven seasons.

“For me, I play a pretty rambunctious style of hockey that allows other teams to have a hate on me and I got to be able to back it up,” Tootoo said. “I do and I feel comfortable in doing that.”