3 games for Artyukhin - enough, or not enough ?
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01-26-2013, 12:53 PM
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Guys before I fall into the whole
Russians vs Finns and KHL vs anti-KHL fun fest
you guys seems to love to get into, I would just like to ask what kind of precedent this kind of incident has in the KHL. Can some one tell me what kind of suspensions similar incidents in the KHL have gotten and who those people were? I would just like to have a discussion before we get into the whole "your country oppressed us for 1000 years! and "You guys are Nazi's and deserved it!" that we get into in every emotional thread.
Before we get into a real analyses I would just like to say that I have mixed emotions about Artukhin. On the one side, what he did was unacceptable. That is not a hockey play and he is known for not giving a **** about "The Code". On the other hand, if I was building a team in the KHL this guy would definitely be on my team. A huge, tough guy who can skate and score. He is an anomaly and fills up the role of two players. That said, my gut reaction was that he should have been done for the season.
It's more to do with Artujhkin's reputation, past actions and the lack of proper disciplinary than anything nationalistic. Like I've said, we Finns have seen a similar incident already this season here and saw proper punishments handed out. Just because it hasn't happened in KHL before, is no excuse to not set a precedent.
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