Say what you will about Zdeno Chara the NHL player in 2021-22.
But one thing’s for sure: The man can still cause pure devastation with his hands when the situation calls for it.
Just ask Nashville’s Yakov Trenin, who felt the wrath of the 44-year-old Chara (and in an absolutely bloody way) in Thursday’s head-to-head between the Predators and Islanders on Long Island.
The 6-foot-9 Chara’s second fight of the new campaign came in a more-than-familiar fashion, too, as Chara engaged an opponent following a hit that did not sit well with him. And this one saw Chara go right to the source in his search for retribution, as the bout came moments after the Preds’ Trenin blasted New York defenseman Sebastian Aho.