Radko Gudas Refuses To Fight After Big Hit on Coyotes Star Player

Published November 2, 2023 at 3:34 PM

The Anaheim Ducks are suddenly one of the hottest teams in the entire NHL, and one of the biggest reasons for that is the muscle they added in the off-season in the form of Radko Gudas.

Ducks with an edge


Sure, the young core of players they've put together along with Frank Vatrano have been getting all the highlights and attention, but Gudas has been key in giving this team the edge that they needed.

He's already had several fights this year, meaning teams can't push around the likes of Trevor Zegras, Troy Terry and Mason MacTavish anymore, but in their last outing, he did the exact opposite.

No answering the bell

Early in this game, Gudas laid out Arizona Coyotes star Clayton Keller in awkward fashion, and it was something that the Coyotes certainly weren't going to let slide.

Then, standout Coyotes big man Jack McBain made his intentions known that he was out for revenge on Gudas, but when he challenged him to a fight, the known enforcer simply didn't do anything.

While it's likely a smart move that sent McBain to the penalty box in an eventual 4-3 Ducks win, it's not a good look for Gudas, who should stand up for his own actions, but now, he looks bad in this situation, so we may see this one run back the next time they meet.

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Radko Gudas Refuses To Fight After Big Hit on Coyotes Star Player

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