Because he's not that kind of captain, he's not expected to fight. He and other captains like Gionta, Zetterberg, Koivo, McDavid, Greene, Tavares, Karlsson, Pietrangelo, Pavelski, Stamkos and Sedin should not fight because they would just get their ass kicked and what good would that do??
We have other players, like Clifford & Andreoff, that have that kind of role. So if you want to criticize someone for not doing their job when it comes to retaliate, let's start there!
I prefer to have a mean ass captain, without a doubt. But that's not Kopitar and to expect that from him just shows lack of hockey knowledge. And since I'm sure you know your hockey, I think this is just another way to throw crap at Kopitar because of the lousy season he's having and that's a teeny weeny bit tiresome to see in every thread available...
That was a pretty discusting lack of standing up for a teammate. Sure not like the days when a player did that, they knew they were going to pay for it. The Kings are just not made up of those type of guys. In fact, I'm lost for any words that do describe this team as they are now.
I still just hope to hell that LaDue,Kempe, and the other young ones, get a new coach before Sutter ruins them too.