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Video- Dustin Brown Hit On Antti Miettinen Tonight

Brown received five for illegal check to the head, a ten and game misconduct.

Miettinen is OK.

 

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I’ll be the first to say that I agree with Darren Eliot there—this was a good call.  It looked less brutal than some we’ve seen in the past, and good that Miettinen is okay, but the way it was broken down really does show how unnecessary this hit was.

It’ll be interesting now to see if Brown faces any further discipline.  This might be enough.  And I guess I’ll take the 15 PIMs for my fantasy team.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 10/25/10 at 11:26 PM ET

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I like how decisive the officials were. If they were always that decisive and CONSISTENT, this rule will not need to be enforced but once in a while because these hits will stop

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/25/10 at 11:31 PM ET

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I like how decisive the officials were.

Agreed. Good call and keep it up. The players will adjust.

I might say Brown deserved a charging for the hit that opens this clip too.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/25/10 at 11:41 PM ET

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If they were always that decisive and CONSISTENT, this rule will not need to be enforced but once in a while because these hits will stop

Exactly.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/10 at 12:57 AM ET

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Watched this game on VS and completely agreed with the official.
This is precisely the kind of hit, and head-hunting, that the NHL needs to get rid of.

The sad part is, Brown won’t receive any further discipline because Miettinen was alright (thank goodness).
But the NHL needs to suspend and discipline based on intent and danger of play - not he outcome.

If the league sits Brown for 2 or 3 games, it sends a very clear message that this kind of play will not be tolerated.
Brown wasn’t even looking to separate the player from the puck. That hit was to destroy someone else and he targeted the head when he could have barreled into his shoulder instead.

Posted by Hank1974 on 10/26/10 at 09:37 AM ET

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great call.

whether it LOOKS brutal or not is not the issue.

I like how decisive the officials were. If they were always that decisive and CONSISTENT, this rule will not need to be enforced but once in a while because these hits will stop

agreed on all counts.  this ONE instance right here will reverberate through the league.  every team, every player will see it, they’ll talk about it, and they’ll realize the play doesn’t have to be brutal or end with a player laid out on the ice for them to get ejected and possibly fined and suspended.

THESE are the hits that need to be penalized heavily so that the more brutal ones never happen in the first place.

like when Giuliani cracked down on minor crimes in NY and ALL CRIME went down.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 10/26/10 at 09:55 PM ET

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