Still, there are weight divisions in boxing for a reason, and Kane would have been punching – some might argue, elbowing – above his weight in tangling with Ryan Reaves.
He wisely avoided doing so during the Buffalo Sabres’ eventual win against the St. Louis Blues. But did he get a way with an elbow during that exchange? See for yourself in the video above.
(Also, wouldn’t you love to hear what Dan Bylsma said to Kane? Probably something along the lines of “Smart move not fighting Reaves.” Maybe with an extra expletive for good measure.)