Could Tom Wilson take Zdeno Chara in a fight?

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It’s no doubt there is bad blood between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins. Well, the ill feelings are more one sided considering the Caps have beat them 14 games in a row since 2014. I mention a few reasons why this is happening in my recent article: Why Can’t The Bruins Beat the Capitals?. The more I think about this match up the more I feel something has to give. At the beggining of the 2018-2019 season we saw Marchand take down Eller at the end of a 7-0 Capitals victory. As the Bruins losing streak continues, frustration builds. So who will be the next to fight?

I noticed last game Zdeno Chara was getting a bit chippy; naturally every Capital backed down. However; if there was a Capital who could stand up to Big Z, no doubt it would be Tom Wilson. So this had me thinking, could Tom Wilson take Big Z in a fight?

This is purely hypothetical…for now.

Chara stands at 6′ 9″ 256lbs, and has been in his fair share of bouts. Not to mention, Chara’s father, Zdeněk Chára, was a prominent Greco-Roman wrestler, and apparently would scrimmaged his son at home. Chara’s weakness is his age, he is 41 years old and is probably pretty beat up from a long NHL career.

Here is a clip of Chara fighting in his “prime”.

Here is a more recent Chara knockout.

Tom Wilson is no lightweight either. At 6′ 4″ 194lbs this young gun has already had his fair share of fights. The past two season, Wilson has been the head of controversy because of some of his high hits. I believe Wilson did have some dirty hits but his more recent play this season has been hard nosed and clean. Not to mention this guy can drop a hell of a haymaker, check out this fight and knockout.

No doubt both contenders would put up a hell of a fight. Chara is bigger, stronger (probably), and has experience. Wilson’s has also proven himself as a bruiser the past couple years, and his major advantage is his age/freshness. As a Bruins fan, I have to vote for Chara despite his age. Who do you think would win if these titans went at it next game? Let us know in the comment section.

Go B’s

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