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Henrik Sedin shakes off a huge hit by Dustin Brown

Apr 16, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

Twitter is abuzz with debate about whether or not the check was dirty – not to mention how late it was – but either way, Dustin Brown absolutely leveled Henrik Sedin tonight.

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Naturally, the Vancouver Canucks reacted with anger toward the Los Angeles Kings’ captain, yet it was Henrik’s reaction that was the most surprising. Just moments after needing help off the ice after that colossal blow, Henrik returned to the Canucks bench. He played around the midway point of the second period, yet it remains to be seen if his long-term outlook will be as positive.

In a strange twist, both Sedin twins could very well need some time in “The Quiet Room.”

  1. orangegesus - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Not trying to detract from the seriousness of a concussion-post, but is that Eric Cartman screaming “Go, Kings, go” in LA? If so, that is freaking awesome….

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM


      I just noticed that too. So great.

      • orangegesus - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:29 AM

        Well done. And I should’ve said “detract from a serious post” and not have mentioned the “c” word – not trying to jinx anyone. My bad.

    • vismund11 - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:48 AM

      Yooo haha I heard that too. Simple, but funny as hell. This game is ridiculous.

    • govtminion - Apr 16, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      They’ve been doing that for a while in L.A.- the Kings actually got a butt-chewing from the NHL years ago for having Cartman on the Jumbotron chanting “Paaatrick… Paaatrick…” during playoff games against Colorado years ago when Patrick Roy was still in their net. The league didn’t appreciate the official scoreboard being used to taunt a player, I guess.

  2. bigoldorcafromvan - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    I would be thinking Shanny will or should look at the video. Was a later hit than the one Rome did on Horton.

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 16, 2012 at 1:00 AM

      nope

      • bigoldorcafromvan - Apr 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM

        yep

    • elvispocomo - Apr 16, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      Here’s my take on it: the point of contact is fine, it’s not a headshot but there is some issue with it being late, as Henrik had time to pass the puck, then turn around to go to the bench before he got hit.

      What I don’t like about the hit is the fact that Henrik did have to turn around immediately prior to the hit to get the the bench. Why is that bad? Because that’s the only way Brown hits him in the chest. Brown had him lined up the whole way with #33 being the only thing he can see, rather than it being a reaction to Henrik having turned around. What was Brown going to do if Henrik didn’t turn around? Slam on the brakes and hug him? Run right through him anyways?

      – If he did have enough time to setup the hit only once Henrik had turned around (or stop if Henrik didn’t), it was definitely late and very much like Rome’s SCF hit in that it was otherwise clean.
      – If he didn’t have time to react to Henrik turning around, then he was clearly planning to hit him from behind, which is also an issue.

      Either way, it’s clearly something that warrants discussion around supplimental discipline

  3. thehighcountrybear - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Wow…doesn’t Brown know the Sedins are untouchable? MPs in BC will be calling for a parliamentary inquiry if Dustin gets anything less than the gas chamber! That hit should crank the Vancouver puke meter into overdrive…the dirty looks and scowls alone are bound to frighten kindergarten classes Canada over!

  4. hockinj25 - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Clean hit. People are going to say Sedin is a baby for going off but if you’ve been rocked like that you know it hurts like hell. I give him props for coming back so quick.

    • tarotsujimoto74 - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:31 AM

      I’m sure they were evaluating him, but it seems that teams don’t really adhere to that “quiet room” thing because he was only gone for about five minutes.

      • elvispocomo - Apr 16, 2012 at 3:12 PM

        He got the wind knocked out of him from landing on his back. He had the presence of mind after the hit to knock on the bench door to try and get someone to open it, but he wouldn’t have been able to say anything with his wind knocked out.

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