T.J. Oshie Fights Adam McQuaid

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Posted October 2, 2015

According to hockeyfights.com, Boston’s Adam McQuaid has 85 fights in the NHL, AHL, and OHL. New Capitals forward T.J. Oshie has… 4.

“That’s one of the bad things about not being well-educated on players in the East, is you don’t exactly know who fights, who’s heavy, and who’s not,” Oshie said. ” I think he may have even given me an out there – my helmet was in my face. I’m not going to back down. It’s part of the game and it’s kind of fun… I think he was pretty good about it. He might have gotten in more shots than me, but I found one in there.”

McQuaid got an extra two minutes for instigating and a 10-minute misconduct.

“That’s a little bit of a mismatch,” coach Barry Trotz said. McQuaid is one of the tougher guys in the league, and T.J., as you can see, is quite a good competitor. He’s not gonna back down from anybody. I don’t like that trade-off.”