I think its safe to say that Kovalchuk is the biggest, if not one of the biggest, guys when he steps on the ice. The 6'3", 230 pounder is a tank with his power, speed, and agility. When he was a member of the Atlanta Thrashers, Kovy dropped the gloves multiple times and wasn't afraid to do it either. Yes, there were some that were debatable, but I think he won just about every fight. Looking at those old Kovalchuk clips, he looked like a very good fighter.
Over the past few years with New Jersey, Kovalchuk has dropped the gloves around four or five times (not including the scraps with avery that the refs broke up early). I would think, with Kovy's size, he would want to fight and know that he has the advantage (at least most of the time). When Kovalchuk was given the position as one of the assistant captains on the team, I knew he wasn't going to fight as much. Being an assistant captain or captain on an NHL hockey team is very important and usual means that you are one of the better players. Because of Kovy's importance to the Devils, having him off the ice for five minutes may be harmful to the team.
Overall, I know how skilled Kovy is at fighting and I was wondering if you guys think he should fight more? Personally, I think Kovy should fight more. You all saw what he did to Brayden Schenn about a month ago. If you didn't, the video is attached to this post. There is also a poll where you can vote too. If you want, you can leave your comments defending your vote. Thank you for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it.
This video does not belong to me and all rights go to hockeyfights.com