At 44-year-old, Zdeno Chara still has what it takes to absolutely own any feeble player stupid enough to challenge him to a fight.
In the third period of the Islanders-Flyers game on Tuesday night, Flyers forward Zack MacEwen tried to lure Chara into a fight. And the massive defenseman proceeded to mop the floor with the young Flyers player.
Zdeno Chara used a flurry of jabs to startle MacEwen before the refs finally came in to bail him out.
Zdeno Chara and Zack MacEwen drop the gloves. 🥊😳 pic.twitter.com/SqpwK8MJ2v
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 19, 2022
After the brawl, NHL fans from all over took to social media to troll Zack MacEwen for making such a poor decision to take on the legend in a fight.
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Fighting Zdeno Chara…still a very bad idea pic.twitter.com/PpzFO65lNG
— Rob Taub (@RTaub_) January 19, 2022
I think it was Shawn Thornton who once said Chara should win Lady Byng every year because he's capable of killing opponents with his bare hands every night and simply chooses not to https://t.co/DHZfjTTs1D
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) January 19, 2022
The year is 2022 and people are still willingly trying to fight Zdeno Chara pic.twitter.com/AKxEm588FN
— Nick Maraldo (@nickmaraldo) January 19, 2022
Zdeno Chara: still down to drop the gloves pic.twitter.com/BlKF4FdXcr
— Spoked Z (@SpokedZ) January 19, 2022
The balls it must take to fight Zdeno Chara has to look like Randy Marshs’ wheelbarrow pic.twitter.com/7Cji5zOdvr
— The Morning Skate (@morning_skate) January 19, 2022
Chara inspiring 40 somethings everywhere to sign up for boxing classes pic.twitter.com/7OUDPBcotr
— ᴀʀᴅᴀ Öᴄᴀʟ (@Arda) January 19, 2022
there's nothing Chara could ever say or do to make me try to take him in a fight. https://t.co/vLtSEI9NVq
— Cleaver's Henchdwarf 🇺🇲🇭🇳 (@cowgirl_bebop) January 19, 2022
All jokes aside, props to Zack MacEwen for having the guts to take on the tall task of fighting Zdeno Chara. Throughout his career, Chara has been known as one of the nastiest and most effective defensemen in the league. And even though his game isn’t what it used to be, it appears Chara can still take care of business in a fight.
The Flyers-Islanders game would go on to end in dramatic fashion, with the Islanders beating the Flyers in a lengthy shootout.
For now, it’s unclear how much longer Zdeno Chara plans to continue his NHL career. But we’ll marvel at his ability to continue to lace em’ up and give it everything he’s got while he’s still pummeling opponents.