Van-whatever was hacking and chopping Armstrong even before the
face-off, so it's no suprise that when he went into the corner with his head down...he ended up getting smoked.
Asham with the win, Van -whatever with the instigator,
and a game misconduct to the homer announcers for over-reactive whining.
at first i wasn't too happy asham jumped in to thump on armstrong, i thought it was one of those clean hits/gotta fight deals. but then i saw one of the angles on the replay that showed armstrong clearly take a run at the guy with the long hard to pronounce name. i thought those were the kind of hits the NHL was trying to crack down on, "legal but dirty". so all in all, i say good job asham, you did what you had to. wouldn't call it much of a fight, but asham definitely wins the beat down.
crap fight. what a b.s. call from these announcers, the armstrong hit was hard but legal. the ref was standing 5 feet from the hit and didn't raise his arm and armstrong kept his elbows in and didn't leave his feet. good hard hockey.
Draw. I can't give credit to a guy for a win when he jumped the opponent like Asham did. And I like Aaron Asham. To jump a guy for a great non- dirty hit is wrong. If the kid doesn't want to get hit, he should keep his head up and his stick down.
so its ok for JVR to hit him with a number of crosschecks in the back but armstrongs a punk for hitting him when JVR's head is down? typical flyer fans.
that said it is no surprise asham dominated armstrong. armstrong is not a fighter and this should have been an easy win for asham.
Some of you so called hockey fights fans should clean your glasses and read the rule book. That hit was legal and on more than 100 times I have seen Flyers players do the same thing. Get off the couch and do something else because you guys are making this game into a sissy sport.