Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is a large, mean and scary man. Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith is an average-sized and generally likeable young man. You can probably guess who would win in a fight.
So it's no wonder Chara found it absolutely hilarious when Smith tried to drop the gloves with him at the end of the first period of Game 2.
Poor Smith. Chara just kept him at arm's length! Chara fighting smaller men is one of the best things about hockey.
While he was laughing, Twitter was fearing for Brendan Smith's well-being.
Does Brendan Smith want to get himself killed?— The Committed Indian (@RealFansProgram) April 20, 2014
Brendan Smith owes that linesman his life.— Scott McLaughlin (@smclaughlin9) April 20, 2014
When death smiles at you, don't drop your gloves.— Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) April 20, 2014