Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn isn’t afraid to fight. Few stars are as gloriously willing to drop the gloves, thus giving PHT the opportunity to run that outstanding Getty photo of his Joe Thornton bout whenever possible.
Still, sometimes star players would be better off letting someone else throw punches.
Thursday might have been an example, as Benn responded to a hard hit by Nikita Tryamkin by getting in a fight that … well, wasn’t to his benefit. Tryamkin isn’t much shorter than Zdeno Chara, allowing him quite the reach advantage:
It allowed Tryamkin to remain remarkably relaxed.
Pretty entertaining. Then again, Benn fights tend to be events. Unfortunately, Benn might be injured: