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Alzner wisely balks at notion of fighting Lucic

Apr 18, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

Karl Alzner, Steve Downie AP

Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner is listed at around 206 lbs., which only puts him about 15 behind Boston Bruins behemoth Milan Lucic depending upon the source. So in the most superficial way, he could probably drop the gloves with his increasingly hated rival if he wanted to.

Luckily for Alzner and the Capitals defense corps as a whole, he’s wise enough to avoid such a scenario, as he told’s Joe Haggerty.

“It was funny because I said something on twitter a while ago that ‘if [Alzner and Lucic] were ever to fight I’d obviously win…haha.’ With “haha” being obvious sarcasm,” Alzner said. “I don’t think anybody understood that, but he is not a guy that I would want to fight. That’s for sure.”

“He’s got to be one of the top 10 one of the toughest guys in the league pound-for-pound and everybody knows that.”

Lucic isn’t one of the league’s most frequent fighters, but he’s easily one of the most feared power forwards in the NHL. Considering the fact that Hockey Fights credits Alzner with exactly one NHL fight (a “loss” to Steve Downie on Jan. 13), it’s good to know he’s self-aware enough to realize that he should keep his gloves on no matter how heated the yapping gets.

  1. terriers4 - Apr 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Smart move

  2. hairpie - Apr 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Coward should have thought about that before jumping him from behind, then mocking him after. He’s a tough guy when there are a bunch of refs holding Looch back.

    • bcjim - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM

      Pfft, got to do what you can against an freakish ape like Looch. Thats not coward, thats smart.

    • wheelinbeauties21 - Apr 19, 2012 at 7:26 PM

      its a smart move. got lucic off his game. Even if it isn’t true it still rattled the cage a little bit and in playoffs that’s how you got to play

  3. back2backbees - Apr 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Wisely he put his tutu on…

    • bossyrossy - Apr 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      He’d probably lay your ass out.

  4. gldglve88 - Apr 18, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Y’all wear a tutu like lulu

    • back2backbees - Apr 18, 2012 at 9:26 PM

      Good one

  5. tonyromoisterrible - Apr 18, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    The entire team is a bunch of goons.

  6. rfoster75 - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Alzner, quit being such a pussie..

  7. mgp1219 - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    He’s trying to kiss Lucic’s ass so Lucic won’t kick his.

  8. back2backbees - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Caps fans = pink hats

  9. dropthepuckeh - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Too late hombre. Your time is near, man up. Ham it up for the fans but answer the bell.


  10. itsallniceonice - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Evidently he claimed they are Vancouver friends and that it was all in jest…ok welcome to the playoffs. Anyways no ass kicking is in sight. Lucic knows his role and has sucked enough years in the playoffs to know not to take an instigator. I expect a hard hit or two if given the chance but that’s it. If fighting occurs it will be others.

  11. 2dollarpbrs - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Who is the cry baby now? Oh wait, can’t cry when you don’t play the game homie!!! Third man man in will be the thing you are known for, enjoy you nutless wonder

  12. 8spokedb - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    No Ball-zner

  13. rhymenoceros9 - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    I’ll fight him..

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