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Video- The Dustin Brown Kneeing Major

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

Dustin Brown was assessed a five-minute kneeing major and a game misconduct for a knee-on-knee collision with Tomas Hertl that took the San Jose forward out of the game.

The severity of Hertl’s injury was unknown immediately following the game....

On a review of the play, it was Brown’s back leg, not his lead leg, that made contact with Hertl. Though Brown plays an edgy, physical role for the club and is the only King to have been suspended since the formation of the Department of Player Safety in the summer of 2011, this contact appeared to be purely a coincidental collision of two legs occupying the same spot at the same time, and a five minute major did not appear to justified.

Darryl Sutter agreed in his postgame media availability.

“I’m sure you guys saw it up there. What did you guys think of it?”

“You lose a player for almost the whole game when you’re in this type of schedule – that is not the right call. Clear. No more questions about it. I saw it live and I saw two or three replays. It’s not the right call.”

read on for Todd McLellan's reaction and watch the hit below...

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DocF's avatar

Dustin Brown is a dirty player.  He goes after opponent’s knees with great regularity.  It is only because the officials are finally cracking down on this sort of crap that he got nailed.  After all, the referees hate listening to D. Sutter bitch and moan. 

Let me repeat this for the unintelligent.  Dustin Brown is a dirty player.  He is an embarrassment to not only the Kings, but to the whole league.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 12/20/13 at 11:22 AM ET

shazam88's avatar

I’ve criticized Brown on many occasions, mostly for diving and not backing up tough hits, but this was clearly inadvertent contact of his hind leg, and Hertl shares responsibility for the accident. 

Whine all you want “Doc” F but even the SJ announcer felt the same.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 12/20/13 at 11:31 AM ET

phillyd's avatar

I agree with shazam88. That was an “O F*ck” we’re going to collide moment that could’ve sent both guys out with injuries. And, let’s give Brown a little credit, I’ve seen others take that opportunity and just blast a guy (and probably gotten a major anyway) and he didn’t.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 12/20/13 at 01:41 PM ET

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If you watch the video, Brown could have easily avoided all contact.  It’s apparent that he saw the puck was gone and started to change his angle but decided to follow through anyway.  Back leg or not, that’s a dirty play as all contact could have been avoided, especially knee to knee contact.

Posted by grndlprm on 12/20/13 at 02:12 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I agree that Brown is a dirty SOB, and that was definitely interference.  But after watching it a few times, I’m not sure the knee was intentional.  But he was negligent because he could have avoided Hertl altogether.

Also, at 37 seconds, what the hell is the purpose of the linesman cupping the refs ass?  I get a pat on the ass for a good call or something, but that seems excessive.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/20/13 at 02:57 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Also, at 37 seconds, what the hell is the purpose of the linesman cupping the refs ass?  I get a pat on the ass for a good call or something, but that seems excessive.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/20/13 at 02:57 PM ET

That’s the main thing I took away from watching this video. So weird.

Posted by SK77 on 12/20/13 at 03:14 PM ET

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