Punching from the knees rarely goes well, but things could have been different had the ''judo'' left landed, as he did get it off before ''however you pronounce that'' was ready. Was that a pile driver attempt at the end? Draw, because I'm indifferent on Tkahcuks'past.
All the retards from St. Louis point out that it was a cheap shot to hit a guy when he was on the ice, but they fail to mention that Tkachuk cheap shot Byfuglien-cross check/butt end of the stick to the face- to get it going and that Tkachuk tried to get the drop on Byfuglien like he always tries to do when he gets in a fight. Go back and look at all of Tkachuk's fights. There is a cheap shot in nearly everyone of them. Notice how Byfuglien was looking over at the play when Tkachuk dropped the mits. Byfuglien did well to duck the cheap shot.
Why is it a cheap shot to hit a man on the ice when you are on the ice too? Buff was on his knees when he hit the old fart. Jumping on the guy who is on the ice is one thing, but both guys fighting while on the ice is not the same thing.