Chara pops him early and it’s all over.
Jschro1861 shows exactly what's wrong with this site. He thinks people from Boston are "trash." WTF is wrong with these people? The fight went exactly how we thought it would...Chara dominated. I guess you give Martin credit for stepping up but isn't that what his job is? It may suck, but he's got to do it or he's off the team. Yes, Chara's weak point is that he doesn't have that killer instinct. If he had the same mind set as Kocur there would be a number of players with shortened careers.
Its not even fair..😆🤣
big z from giddy up to whoa!
look at the size of Chara its very unlikely ,he could have beaten players like Probert ,Larque,Twist and especially The greatest pound for pound fighter JOEY KOCUR in there prime
Chara, Reaves and Lemieux are the three guys in the show now who could have fought back in the day. Not because they are big or tough or anything, just because they are well-trained fighters. Not enough guys training their fight game these days like they did back in the day. While I am not being nostalgic for the days of professional fighters, if fighting is going to stay in the game then players need to train for it so they can protect themselves.
Martin looked like a moron! He was punching Chara's should pads LOL. Chara was connecting with all his punches
They fight each other since October 15 ,2016 when matt martin is on maple leafs.
Depends how you look at it. Sure, Chara landed more head shots, but Martin dominated the shoulder shots 😊
Why would anyone fight Chara
Happy 42nd birthday big Z
Chara is just too long and strong...he did take one punch which has to be one more than he usually sees.
Clear win for Chara, too much for Martin
Simply no chance for Martin, who gets points in my book simply for having the balls to take on Chara, and then get back up after the knockdown. Takes a pretty good shot to the head ~42/44 second mark. Entertaining in a way as Martin was obviously game to go and tried pretty hard to make something happen. As a motivator for his team, it failed. That's not on Martin but the rest of the Isles.
LOL. "Z" and a 5.5!!
You gotta give props to both guys here. Martin is trying to get his team going and challenges the biggest, strongest guy on the ice. He goes down once and jumps right back up. But I don’t think he landed any punches unless you count hitting Chara’s shoulder pads. Chara could’ve made this a lot worse or ignored the challenge altogether. He doesn’t throw any big haymakers or take shots when Martin is down. Evander Kane needs to see how these guys handle their business and act accordingly.
chara just threw martin down in the end. it was a ok fight but nothing more just because martin held his ground and did land like 3/4 punches. chara flatout destroyed martin in this. Has chara ever lost a fight?
The only reason Martin landed any is because Chara stopped when Martin hit the ice
Zdeno Chara will always be a legend to me but i rather remember him as an unique and fantastic hockeyplayer rather then a fighter. And even thou i can't see anyone in the league really challenge him it was a brave and "smart" move by Martin trying to wake the Islanders up. The reminder of this bout is an epic 'Mission Failed!' stamp on the attempt. In all aspects.
Martin tries to give some life to his team who were having a flat night, shows he isn't afraid to challenge anyone. Obviously the fight was all Chara, not many guys capable of handling the reach-strength combination of Chara. Side note: @smikey35, what are you smoking and where can I get it; "Martin tries but rarely wins"?? Look back at Martin's career fights, if that statement applies, it applies to people who have fought HIM.
Martin has always been a gamer he try's to get his team going with this fight ballys but didn't work out to well
Big Z with too much reach and size for MM to deal with. You get the feeling Chara could have made this really ugly if he wanted to. Clear win Chara.
Charas arms are too long to win against him...
If I challenged a Silverback Gorilla to a fight , would I be considered ballsy or just plain stupid? Matt?
Poor Martin... he tries but rarely wins. Doesn’t usually lose bad but bit off more than he could handle once again.
Justin Beiber gets his Ass Whooped by a Giraffe... the haters will keep on Hatin and the Big Bird will keep on Skatin... and Who dont Love Jack Edwards... Maye he Live Eternally!!!!!
Chara strong like bear. Martin brave like an islander (what is an islander btw). A nice go to get the bench going. Great entertainment, great fight.
Dumb move by Martin
I wish Chara had more of a killer instinct. He looked like he was fine letting the fight end after the first good shot he landed. Then he threw one punch with intention, then he had to wrestle Martin down to end it. Chara got such a good jersey grab to start it that he should have won much easier with that reach.
Guys we are down 1-0 let's get fired up! I will fight Chara and get their #1 D in the box. Guys 0-5.
Z landed a couple bombs and then pushed him to the ice like a toddler. I give Martin credit he has balls. But chara took it easy on him. You could see it after he dropped him with that first punch. Martin looked visibly frustrated.
Tip my hat to Matt. He did his job. Need I say who won?
Hate Boston. I feel people from Boston are the epitome of trash. That being said Chara is not from Boston. Total domination from the Slovak.
Matt must be the Dumbest guy on earth, Why would you fight somebody with at least 3 feet reach advantage and fist bigger than your face. easy win for Big Z. i'm sure he took it easy on him too.
6.6 rating??? HOLY SHIT PEOPLE!!!!! If anything that was 4 at best but I wouldn't even go that high. Chara and a 3
Even hough Bs fan, absolutely love Matt Martin's stones. Trying get his team going, Think Martin knew there was some listlessness in his team, which obviously showed by the final score. He was willing to go punch for punch with a guy who is 6 inches and 30 lbs heavier AND known for an arm reach of a giraffe. lol. Thought he held his own. Love when he came back of the ice he tried just going rough shod with 3-4 quick jabs. Zeno had him all locked up though. Chara punched his face few times and his helmet even more in between those shots. ZC gets the win, but wasnt a mauling by any means. Every team should have a Matt Martin.
Chara with a knockdown and an easy win - Martin doesn’t really land a punch and ended looking up looking like a rag doll.
Bruins fan here...I love what Martin did, although it was unwise. That said, I love that Chara did it too, and did it supremely.
All Chara but Matt has some stones to go with Big Z.
Chara Has Super strong punch and is great on skates which allowed him to get 3 super hard punches in however Martin didn't get knocked out and many others would have went down on the first hard punch Chara was just way too strong
Should have been a knockout but give Martin some credit for getting back up. He’s obviously not the brightest star in the sky.
Was Jack Edwards medicated tonight?
It was almost as if Martin was surprised Chara got the jersey grab so quick and he wasn’t gonna get one. The “god damn it” written all over his face was priceless. Love how he popped right back up - he’s a tough SOB. All Chara in this one. The big man seems to be doing pretty good with balance this year.
Martin underestimated Chara's reach. He like many others never got a shot in. The old man still has it.
Matt great ballsy kid ..... completely over matched never landed one punch ... tried to hang on ... took a few shots .
Didn’t look like Matt connected with a single punch. Heavy shot by Chara to drop him to his knees
Begs the question, "Why Matt, why?"