March 31, 2009
1st Period - 8:43
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Zdeno Chara 41.8% (100 votes)
Evgeny Artyukhin 42.3% (101 votes)
Draw 15.9% (38 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by H.i.t.m.a.n 514 on April 01, 2009 at 05:45 PM

CHARA PUNCH AIR 3 on 4.... Artyukhin use good jab chara is just tall is not a good fighter

Posted by J.M. on July 07, 2012 at 07:41 PM

Artyukhin a superheavyweight? Not quite Jack but he is a big boy though. Chara tries to make the Russian pay for picking on Krecji but, while active, Artyukhin cleverly hides behind his face shield, delivers a well-timed jeresy-jab, and wrestles Chara to the ice. Draw.

Posted by FistofFury on April 02, 2009 at 02:32 AM

cheap shot by Chara more active but he hit a lot of air Arty w/a few decent jabs draw

Posted by the4thliner on April 04, 2009 at 08:19 PM

First, Chara doesn't engage Artyukin face to face but from behind. That initial, "sucker" face wash is the only contact in this non-fight. Then Chara proceeds to do his best impression of a windmill. Artyukhin, the stronger of the two, just holds him off. Had Chara engaged Artyukhin face to face like a man instead of from behind like a sucker maybe we could have seen these two really go. I have been watching Lightning hockry for years. Artyukhin has never lost a fight. Ever. The Boston anouncers are the bigest bunch of ass kissin' homers I have ever heard. Hope that Boston goes out in four in the first round.

Posted by rusheetinme on April 02, 2009 at 09:16 PM

If thats what bruins fans are hanging there hat on these days good luck. Typical Chara fight nothing going on and everyone falls down. The whole scrum started because Lucic cant handle getting hit.

Posted by wannago on April 02, 2009 at 09:07 PM

draw. Jack Edwards is the new Rick Jenerette. Homer from hell.

Posted by Shappa on April 02, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Well I don't think that air 6 inches in front of Artyukhin's face is going to mess with Chara again, he really showed that air who's boss.

Posted by JJ33 on April 01, 2009 at 02:20 AM


Posted by Ripper20 on April 03, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Homers vs homers in the voting here. Apparently, more Bruins homers than Lightning homers on the sight. Big Z starts with an ambush and maybe scored with 2 punches, maybe! Hard to tell from the camera angle. Arty hangs in there and scores a couple good jersey jabs, which last time I checked, still hurt if you get hit in the right spot. Arty finishes by rag-dolling big Z and the two giants tumble to the ice. Draw at best, no clear cut winner you bunch of homers.

Posted by mikebflorida on April 02, 2009 at 09:12 AM

Hmmm....57% win Chara= Bruin bias or idiot voters This was a draw, both landed a couple and Chara goes down, how can that be a win for Chara? The voting disgusts me yet again.

Posted by tnaveler on April 02, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Draw. Not much landed, both got a couple in. Can't say Artyukhin won because he didn't, and the same goes for Chara. All I as is that people vote on the fight, not there like or dislike of a player. all I see is a bunch of cry babies about Artyukhin wearing visor, get over it. whats with Chara's cheapshots to the back of Artyukhin head with his fist and stick?

Posted by tattooedkingpin on April 02, 2009 at 08:55 AM

Charas punches didnt really seem to land. Artyukhin tagged big Z a couple times as well. I guess im going to have to go with a Draw.

Posted by woodape on April 03, 2009 at 12:16 AM

I got excited when I heard these two fought. First of all, Chara is one of the toughest fighters in the league. He just doesn't fight much - cause he is too valuable. Artyukhin is kind of an unknown. He is extremely strong and can also play. It would be good to see how a unvisored Artyukhin would do in a 'staged' fight against a real tough guy. Chara got the jump on Artyukhin early but that second jersey-jab by Artyukhin looked like it really caught Chara by surprise and stunned him a little. Artyukhin got the takedown. I have not really seen Chara out-muscled in a fight before. I think if this fight went toe-to-toe from a draw - when they were both prepared - I have a hunch that Artyukhin might be the real deal and would shock the world with a win. Having said that, if it was against a Godard, Belak, or Laraque - I don't think he would win. Crazy?

Posted by mightyquin on April 02, 2009 at 08:35 PM

capt z reminds me of the kid in nineth grade who 6' 2" but didnt have an inch of coordination draw zzzzzz.

Posted by Klute14 on April 02, 2009 at 12:34 PM

I love Z and I agree that if he wasn't so valuable to the B's, he would be a monster. One thing that I often see with him is that he loses his balance way to easily but that might be more because he is 6'9". I say draw.

Posted by athlete9393 on April 08, 2009 at 12:49 AM

Edwards is the man no matter what you guys say. he just adds to the emotion in boston. That is how Boston announcers are, if tehy aren't biast towards the Boston team, they can't be a Boston announcer. Artukin got lucky here. chara fell back, but still managed to take atukin down with him.

Posted by rollerman on April 01, 2009 at 08:07 AM

chara with the win hey mcb did the bruins win the game?

Posted by niftyweave on April 01, 2009 at 05:41 AM

Not much at all here. Chara looked better but he didn't land much.

Posted by Lobotomas on January 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Chara Wins. Arty has not rly punch. Chara punch`s the fck visor.

Posted by Jack_Edwards on April 01, 2009 at 02:14 AM

I'm going with Chara on this one for the simple fact that if Arty didn't have a visor, Chara's punches would have hit him square in the nose. Call me crazy, but I can't give a guy that wears a visor the win because of a couple of jersey jabs.

Posted by Rabid Wombat on April 01, 2009 at 06:47 PM

how can any 1 say chara did not win this fight?

Posted by Davids on April 02, 2009 at 10:38 AM

For those of you who commented on the fact that Chara didnt land any of his punches,did you think that maybe he didnt wanna break his hand the way Lucic broke his on Mike Brown's helmet? Artukhin wants to play with an edge,let him take off the damn thick plastic shield.Chara didnt land anything because he couldnt !!!!!!!!! R2's face shield had him blocked. Anyways,win Chara.And a word to Artukhin........either take off the shield,or put on a Tutu.

Posted by Rantavahti on April 03, 2009 at 02:50 PM

I wouldn't count those light jabs. Chara got maybe one or two punches in. Win Chara. Artyukhin should leave the visor for non-fighters...

Posted by 2001GT on April 02, 2009 at 10:01 AM

this site is becoming so ridiculuos, nothing ever but criticism for almost every fight. If two guys dont practically kill each other and there is no blood people cry and moan about the quality of the fight, the quality and integrity of the fighters. Its a fight man!! its unpredictable its emotional and its on skates. Take your Grandmas advice and 'if you have nothing nice to say...dont say anything at all!"

Posted by MNBonecrusher on April 02, 2009 at 09:13 AM


Posted by smittyballz on April 01, 2009 at 11:27 AM

And I will quote directly from Laraque's mouth "Chara is the strongest guy in this league" Not a very fun fight out of the 3 to watch.. Chara had a slight edge.. the other guy..was wearing a visor.. talk about tough......GOOD stuff to see Chara dropping the gloves..hands down norris trophy winner...

Posted by Mikeyitalia19 on April 03, 2009 at 04:21 PM

I would have given this a tie but I'll give chara credit for fighting someone with a visor. Artyukhin needs to figure it out......... dont be a fighter and wear a visor cause someone is gunna get hurt. Win Chara.

Posted by TomasPosik on March 14, 2010 at 04:43 AM

Artyukhin good but Chara wins..

Posted by Cid on April 01, 2009 at 03:34 AM

Gotta call this one a draw. Neither landed much of anything. Chara was the more aggressive and active fighter but losing his balance and being taken down evened up the fight in my eyes.

Posted by kryon24 on April 02, 2009 at 07:46 PM

As usual, Arty gets his butt kicked by someone his own size. Lucky Z got in when he did because Lucy would've got ten clocked by Arty as he was looking for him. No damage done but Arty never thru a punch, just looked shell shocked that a fellow foreigner was feeding him fists of fury.

Posted by Jellyczar on April 02, 2009 at 07:41 AM

Chara wins easily. Visor boy should wear a cage, too

Posted by pmarz1 on April 01, 2009 at 03:31 PM

Chara with the win Those of you who feel the need to take your cheap shots at Americans, maybe while your at it, you should stop taking handouts(i.e. foreign aid for all you clueless morons)from us. mcb and bruiseyoureye, I see your mama's are still at it but now they are taking it up the arse! You two can practice that as well since your pathetic habs s.u.c.k and arent worth watching.

Posted by b.t.wilson on April 02, 2009 at 09:58 AM

Chara with the edge but good on Artyukhin for doing it. I firmly believe that Chara could be the number 1 fighter in the league if he wasn't so absolutely valuable to his team doing everything else. Like my Wilson brother said, an angry Chara is someone you do not want to mess with. Ask Vinny.

Posted by BruinLeader on April 02, 2009 at 03:09 PM

Nice shield..should be an extra penalty. Nice to see the captain throwing leather.

Posted by carts22 on April 02, 2009 at 03:39 PM

Chara did not ***** jump him, he pushed him then Artyukhin went right back at him, watch it again

Posted by Ickyboo13 on April 06, 2009 at 11:56 AM

the4thliner - been watching lightning hockey for years?? hahaha, man thats a long time. first of all, artyukhin has had what 5 fights?? so your point of his undefeated record means nothing. and secondly, if you followed a real team that had some sort of tradition to it, you would understand jack edwards enthusiasm. everyone hates on the guy because they're jealous that they can't get as pumped about a team as he does. of course hes a homer, who freakin cares?? hes not doin it for fans from florida, hah... the guy grew up in new hampshire and has been a diehard bruins fan his entire life, he loves his job and everything bruins hockey...your lightning haven't been in the league long enough for you to ever understand this put that in your pipe and smoke it

Posted by hal29 on April 01, 2009 at 08:06 AM

chara with the win in this one,chara was by far he aggressor throwing punch after punch,mayb one or two landed,arty threw two jersey punches,jersey punches don't mean shyt and they are a cheap way in fighting these days never see that shyt back in the day.well chara throws punch after punch as arty hides behind the visor.if he wants to be a tough he needsto get rid of hat someone is seriously going to hurt there hand he knew the fight was coming dump the lid..its a chepa way to try to get a win or he should get penalised..clear in chara...the crow,dude your an idiot and don't know shyt about hockey if your one of the few ignorant people that seriously think two weeks jersey jabs count in fights cause they don't.they don't score points unless there is damage or is the only thing my book they take pointts away seing arty had plenty oppurtunity to throw punches but he coward out knowing his lid would come off an he would get pounded...arty is week and only fights the tiny chara

Posted by bruins rule on April 01, 2009 at 06:49 AM

an okay fight by 2 big men.if your going to fight take off the visor.

Posted by Hendo67 on April 01, 2009 at 02:51 PM

Chara with the W here, just because someone takes the other down, doesn't mean it's a win.

Posted by JMiller29 on April 01, 2009 at 04:27 PM

Big C lost his balance from a jersey-jab while trying to crack that visor. Apparently he hates large Europeans.

Posted by runky on April 01, 2009 at 08:15 PM

Man - Chara doesn't fight often but when he gets fired up - stand clear. Arty's a big boy that does a lot of running around but he is no match for Chara and his reach. Win Chara.

Posted by ogie ogiltorpe on April 02, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Chara with a small edge, notwithstanding Artyukhin's visor, Chara missed on most of the punches but he was more active so he gets the win though he's certainly not the dominant fighter a lot of people think he is....he's just bigger than everyone else....if he was a dominant fighter he would have dominated Artyukhin and he didn't

Posted by crosscheck52 on April 01, 2009 at 09:18 PM

Chara had the edge.

Posted by carolyn1946 on April 02, 2009 at 11:28 AM


Posted by RRSM53 on April 01, 2009 at 08:50 AM

As usual GSP09 and MCB789 two fools who couldnt judge a fight never mind win one if they fought each other. YOU TWO LOSERS OBVIOUSLY CANADIAN FOOLS. not much of a fight but Artyukhin is typical foreigner cant fight, hides behind his visor, cheap shot artist he kept trying the rest of the game to hit chara what a fool.

Posted by Hmwrecker11 on April 02, 2009 at 04:46 PM

Chara threw some bombs that landed but arty hit em' with some solid seat-belts as well! Victory Chara barely. PS. the kid didnt have time to take off the visor you idiots

Posted by homeland on April 01, 2009 at 11:53 AM

chara takes it

Posted by Esjay1980 on April 01, 2009 at 07:43 AM

Not much of a fight here...but one comment; and I"ve read many similar ones in the sir are a moron.

Posted by Jordybats99 on February 27, 2016 at 06:47 PM

Ok fight. Edge Zdeno Chara.

Posted by Xgoalie1 on April 03, 2009 at 02:19 PM

I am not giving a "W" let alone a draw to a guy with a visor on that takes a shot at a much smaller non-fighter at Artyukhin and then doesn't have the berries to take off his helmet and visor. That's shades of Ulf Samuelssen back in the 80s and 90s vs. Cam Neely. I don't think so.

Posted by moneybags on April 02, 2009 at 01:37 AM

chara with the win

Posted by Attitude2084 on April 02, 2009 at 09:34 AM

Chara owned him without a doubt. He landed a few shots before they even got tangled up. Not even close.

Posted by bigbadbs8 on April 09, 2009 at 04:34 AM

chara defends his players no matter what. lucic finished his hit and artyukhin tried to be a tough guy. take a hit dude, its hockey. bruins are the best team in hockey for that reason. tough, physical hockey.

Posted by Bruins29 on April 02, 2009 at 08:54 PM

Win for Chara. But he did catch a left at the end of the fight from Artyukhin.

Posted by Moscow on April 02, 2009 at 11:56 AM

This was at best a draw but I feel Chara got the first few in first give him the small edge

Posted by polabear45 on April 21, 2009 at 08:05 PM

i really like the way Artyukhin worked that weak-side hand in. thats an invaluable technique for a fighter. i'd have to go with chara on this one because from what i saw, chara got more punches in and better ones at that. so chara, but just barely.

Posted by BsFAn4LIF on April 02, 2009 at 03:48 PM

Win Z

Posted by ZiggyStardust on March 25, 2011 at 01:06 AM

Chara is boss

Posted by peterboy on April 02, 2009 at 04:19 AM

Chara win, its not easy win opposit visor.

Posted by kcodair on April 06, 2009 at 05:24 PM

Now that is exactly what a Captain is supposed to do. Chara see's this big pansey artyukhin go after small playmaking Krejci and Chara goes over and stands up for one of the Bruins better players. Win for Chara

Posted by Clark75 on April 02, 2009 at 08:32 PM

Not sure why Chara gets the win here. He never connected with anything. Art was feeding him jersey jabs the entire fight that were connecting. Art wins....Also gets the take down.

Posted by bruiseyoureye on April 01, 2009 at 10:21 AM

chara is an over-rated bum...plain and simple....artyukhin pounded on that pus$y wimp chara..........artyukhin------the super heavyweight just plain man-handled chara........this is a very embarressing loss for a man-------chara that is supposed to be regarded as one of the toughest....haaaaaaaaaa.......chara aint shiiiiiiiit to get beat up by needs to get a real goon...not just pus$y fighters

Posted by JustWatchIt on April 02, 2009 at 08:43 AM

Chara jumped him...gutless time to take off the visor...and I hate Arty, but no class Capt. Z.

Posted by Brujo on April 06, 2009 at 04:54 PM

Chara showed typical Bruins class by jumping the guy from behind. Arty has a shield on so most of the punches caught shield by chara and arty punchrs clearly landed and actually knocked chara down wit a good hook. Chara is only big like lucic but lacks the class and talent to be a real tough guy

Posted by DARCY T on September 06, 2009 at 06:17 AM

nice to see chara losing fight.thanks artyukhin

Posted by huddles on April 02, 2009 at 08:40 AM

as usual, the northern homers got it wrong, chara swung more and hit nothing artyukins 2 jabs connected, that russian visor or no visor is one rocky movie big dude

Posted by McAusland55 on April 04, 2009 at 11:46 AM

First of all Chara gave him a sucker cross check to the head (and from the blind side). A guy that big and tough doesn't need to be bitch. It probably would have gone better for Chara if he squared up on him. Artyukhun got two nice jabs in on Chara and I didn't see Chara land a single blow. I spent a number of years in New England and enjoyed watching the Bruins but I would have to agree that the announcers have ALWAYS been homers and lack the objective view of the game and fights. And I don't know how anyone could see that Chara won this fight. My 2 cents

Posted by Sukoshi84 on April 01, 2009 at 07:06 PM

Chara Misses 94%+ of his shots and Arty lands 2 shots..... how the fuk is that a Win For Chara ? it isnt!!!!! thats a fuking Draw but since you guys suck at life and have Charas cock up your ass and act like Homers..... Win Arty

Posted by GSP09 on April 01, 2009 at 08:33 AM

Chara goes down . Artyukhin with the big left that takes him down.

Posted by Beanro on April 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Even though Chara got good punches in there, they landed on Artyukhins shield. Artyukhin was able to land a few punches and or jabs on chara cleanly.

Posted by TBHOCKEYFAN25 on April 02, 2009 at 08:11 PM

I think it is people are idiots!! Who the hell says "jersey punches" don't mean shyt? Obviously it stung "Lurch". Chara didn't land a solid hit. Please do us all a favor BEFORE you post...pull your head out of your arse..

Posted by billy jack on December 05, 2011 at 05:47 PM

i give it to arty,would love to see chara fight scott,only one close to his size.

Posted by PFLY64 on April 02, 2009 at 09:19 AM


Posted by Truk on November 10, 2011 at 12:56 AM

Artyukhin got a couple of nice ones in there and the giant went down. Chara doesn't win them all you guys. Arty wanted Looch and that would have been a doozy.

Posted by mcb789 on April 01, 2009 at 01:48 AM

easy win for artyukhin over the big goof chara!! the freak of nature chara cant fight!!! chara is a sissy!!!

Posted by Black Ice on April 03, 2009 at 06:54 AM

Chara lost to some nice jersey jabs and a lack of balance. But I guess the visor means this should be considered a draw...

Posted by Lightningfan76 on April 02, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Win Artyukhin. He got the better of Chara. People are just afraid to say that Chara actually lost. And the face shield is smart so that when hes sitting in front of the net he doesnt get hit with the puck. Smart guy if you asked me, plus he isn't even the enforcer for the team.

Posted by Chalupa on January 22, 2010 at 03:09 PM

Chara only landed the sucker punch...Arty landed 2 good jersey jabs right on Sasquatch's jaw.

Posted by Stevens Lindros on February 12, 2010 at 02:04 PM

Arthyukin with the narrow win

Posted by tank10 on April 02, 2009 at 04:59 PM

Artyukhin won this, landed more punches.

Posted by Call-It-Right on April 03, 2009 at 09:19 AM

That was a good fight, since Chara came it with the stick high and starting punching to have the fight end the way it did i give it a win for Artyukhin. Jerk off Edwards did not get to excited at the end of the fight i guess it did not go his way and i have not heard him use body blow in a while what a loser good thing he works for NESN TV.

Posted by bmose14 on April 06, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Gotta love when a guy takes Chara down to the ice. Gotta watch that left hand Chara! He doesn't loose many fights.

Posted by Bullybeatdown on September 09, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Yeah, angry Chara goes down from jersey jabs. I don't think he was angry enough.

Posted by nojjon on March 30, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Artyukhin kept the jabs going and Chara did not know what to do. Chara missed alot and was thrown down. TKO.

Posted by drop_the_gloves on April 02, 2009 at 04:22 PM

Pretty much a draw with the edge to Artyukhin for more jabs landed than Chara's attempted bombs.

Posted by kylethrashers on April 02, 2009 at 05:16 PM

I would not want to fight Chara, Artyukhin lands the best punches with the lefts.

Posted by Fightjudge on April 01, 2009 at 11:41 PM

1) Funny how that spineless yellow wimp of a hockey player Lucic skates away from yet another player he knows will clean his clock. 2) Chara comes in to defend wimps Lucic and Krejci who both skate away from giant Russian. 3) Chara cross checks Artyukhin in the mouth which I believe cuts him. 4) Chara swings a lot but doesn't connect much, mostly air 5) Artyukhin's jabs are just as lethal as Chara's big swings and final jab that lands Chara smack on the chops was enough to put Lurch down. 6) Edwards is the biggest idiot to ever call a hockey game and isn't worthy of being the janitor at a manure compost plant. Finally, RRSM53 how old are you? 6? 7? Chara happens to be a foreigner also if you hadn't noticed and your idiotic comments towards Canadians shows your level of intelligence or lack of. I won't stoop as low and denigrate an entire population of 300 million only because you obviously are a frustrated and brainless little boy.

Posted by Lister100 on April 02, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Chara falls to protect his image of invincibility. Artyukhin wins hands down. His punches landed and he didn't collapse like Chara. The voting is disgraceful here and only shows there are more Bruins fans than Lightning, no surprise. I feel sorry for the guy Chara is going to reaffirm himself on, unless it's Laraque (if he still plays?). Then he'll lose his balance again.

Posted by skippkipp41 on April 06, 2009 at 01:20 AM

The fact that the voting is even close says alot if you add in the strong following Chara has, and the incredible bias that comes from the Boston commentators. I'm lost to see what they're talking about with Arty taking three strides...Lucic was the one who threw a late hit. Artyukhin wanted to say a word or two to him, and that's when Chara grabs him. Good to see somebody finally strong enough to show Chara what time it is. Clear win for Artyukhin.

Posted by stiri on April 08, 2009 at 04:10 AM

draw and a 3 to a fight that could have been much better, on the classy side i think it's pussier hitting unexpectedly from behind than leaving a visor on

Posted by 198910196 on April 05, 2009 at 12:55 AM

I want to see Arty go without the visor!

Posted by Rex from MN on April 02, 2009 at 02:06 PM

Draw, but I'd almost give it to Arty if I believed a jersey jab could actually knock a guy down?? I liked the way Chara went after him as policeman, but those visors really are a problem - you could almost see Chara swinging carefully. At least the Bruins give their announcer something to get excited about: scoring, winning and tough guys who can play. Should be the team to beat in the playoffs.

Posted by bigdog2007 on April 01, 2009 at 05:55 PM

RRSM53 is obviously an American assclown who knows shit about hockey. Gee I soooo wish I was American so I could have a loser go on a rampage and shoot up old age homes, and schools DAILY in my country. Winner society!!! Fat and stupid is no way to go through life. Foreign Aid Pmarz1? Wow what are you sniffing? US is bankrupt. You get foreign aid from everywhere!!!

Posted by Colt.45Orr on April 01, 2009 at 02:54 PM

I hate giving Arty any credit here for fighting with a visor on. I'm with MM here... why is he running around playing tough guy with a near full sheild on? WTF?

Posted by bigron on April 02, 2009 at 07:12 AM

chara wins easily, mcb u still here u pussy

Posted by dfergin on April 02, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Chara is one bad M-F'er...Please folks, if you are going to run around like a bad ass, please don't wear a shield. For heavens sake, have a little pride, will ya?

Posted by azjim on April 02, 2009 at 06:52 AM

While I do think Chara won, what was Brickley talking about? Artyukhin had the puck, Lucic took about ten steps to run him, not the other way around. Chara ought to think twice about dropping the gloves with a guy wearing a visor. They need him for the playoffs.

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on April 01, 2009 at 02:49 PM

Big Z seemed like he wanted to go more, and his punches seemed to land a little, but the visor definitely made him throw less. Still, a win for Giganto.

Posted by chad420 on April 03, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Big Z layeth the smacketh down....EA Fn with kreci,dumbass bully.... captain Z leading by example....a Gordie Howe hat trick on his bday....nice

Posted by TheAsianator on April 02, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Did anything land?

Posted by The Crow on April 01, 2009 at 01:26 AM

Chara Landed nothing, Arty landed two solid jersey jabs, if anything edge Artyukhin.

Posted by Oil Can Henry on April 02, 2009 at 03:21 PM

Chara was gettin' rocked by the other guy's jab,....thought his head was gonna' come off. Artyukin with the win - no question.

Posted by Flyers967 on April 01, 2009 at 03:58 AM

Jack Edwards(the announcer and the guy on here), your an idiot

Posted by TasCat on May 10, 2010 at 08:54 AM

I don't know, after watching a lot of Chara fights recently, from him pummeling that guy's face into strawberry jam, I don't know why people say he can't fight, but I haven't seen him one punch anyone, when he fought in the playoffs, he looked plain silly the way he was pawing at his opponent, sorry, it's been so long ago already! But I gave this to Artyukhin by a slim margin. He seemed to control Chara and in most fights, Chara ends up on top of his opponents, Artyukhin managed to turn that around despite getting attacked from the rear. Sorry Behn, I think Evgeny was in control, he sure was holding Chara off and was jabbing away, Chara DID get in a couple of hits to Arty's helmet, except for the initial attack when he wasn't ready....maybe I'm just seeing someone control the Yeti and not having fear in their eyes and hitting the deck right away, swayed me a bit. And yes, secretly, I would like to see Chara/Boogie...Chara/Pronger would be nice, but it seems there's a memo going around about fighting with all this media coverage on VS or's been pretty dry so far this playoff season...

Posted by Mr. Nasty on April 01, 2009 at 05:32 PM

Arty actually landed more punches with his jab.

Posted by rods17 on May 02, 2009 at 05:38 PM

Wow how can you guys even give this to Chara..... its obvious Chara got stunned with that last jab to the nose... and it sent him straight to the ground. No contest...

Posted by Behn Wilson on April 02, 2009 at 01:58 AM

An angry Chara is not something you want chasing you around... win Zdeno, on fear alone.