This is where you will have a problem if they make a rule where fighting with a visor is an extra 2. Artyukhin got sucker punched. Of course he is not going to take the visor off. He did what he should have done and pounded the guy that sucker punched him. Boynton should get fined for the sucker punch.
I love it when the guy who does the instigating gets handled in a fight. Boynton got smacked around pretty good, but Artyukhin should stop swinging once the other guy is down. He did that both fights. Weak
the big visor wearin atrtukin never landed one solid punch,watched in on high def in slow mo.but now will he fight a guy his size and weight in the heavy weight department we will see his show dance then.sukoshi84,it wasnt from arty the one fight wonder that you say boytin was splut open,he wins one fight and he acts like the class retard,not to give mentally handicapped people a bad name by compareing them to arty the one fight wonder.and for spor the kindagarten clown,i never said boyton never through a sucker,so before you get all tough over the internet learn to read,then you will get out for recess more.
Artyukhin is a joke... sure he won both the fights but he fought two guys with no visors, didn't take his off, and threw punches while Boynton and Tarnasky were down on the ice. True, Boynton's cheap shot was a coward move, but it was obviously retaliation from the earlier fight. It would be nice if a heavyweight in the east like Laraque or Brashear teach this goof how to fight like a hockey player.
Boynton is pretty tough but Arty hands him his head. Arty beats 2 Nicks in one night, does he get a prize?
By the way, Arthyukin is a Russian, he barely speaks English and even though we all know it here, Euro guys who do fight don't have a "code". If you don't like this kid, you don't like hockey. Watch him play, he's exciting.
Also, why do dumb asses always ask how some Euro player who fights like 5-6 times a year, would do against established goons like Brashear or Laraque? Why? Just because Arty beat 2 guys in a fight tonight doesn't mean he's an enforcer. Jesus. Get a clue people, he's a hockey PLAYER, not an enforcer.
Boynton got pwned. Arty threw a couple there after Boynton turtled, which kind of soured it. Boynton's punkass did try to get the cheap jump though.
As for the talk about Arty possibly becoming a bona fide heavyweight, like Goddard and the Boogie Man, I hope it doesn't come to pass. Yes, Arty can defend himself and other skill guys. But, that's not his role. He's becoming somewhat of a skill guy himself. He leads the team in hits, and skates extremely well for a big man. At the moment, he's filling a hybrid role for the Lightning. He's had to step up recently, due to Kocci's broken hand. But, as soon as Kocci can play, don't expect to see much more of Arty on this site.