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Kings teammates admire Brown’s toughness

May 16, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

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It takes a lot to get Dustin Brown to miss a game. Even Martin Hanzal’s dangerous hit on Brown midway through the third period of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals wasn’t enough to sideline him for more than a matter of minutes.

“I was a little shocked how quick he did get up, from how it looked,” Jarret Stoll said. “It was a pretty dangerous play. He was vulnerable.”

Stoll added that he thinks Brown will be “ready for Game 3” despite needing some work on his neck. At this point, that kind of toughness has earned Brown a reputation among his teammates.

“It’s almost comical to watch, because you think he runs on batteries sometimes,” Dustin Penner said. “He just keeps on going. You can knock him down but you can’t keep him down. He takes a lot of punishment because he gives it out. He’s been that type of leader all year, not just last game or the last series.”

Of course, Brown has done more than just eat up minutes. He’s led the Kings with seven goals and 14 points in the postseason. Brown already has three points in the first two games of their series against Phoenix.

  1. sjsharksfan11 - May 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    And his lisssssp?

    • hiltonandastoria - May 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM

      Pop out your front teeth and you would have one too

    • mbstrfrk55 - May 17, 2012 at 12:11 AM

      And your IQ?

  2. namriverrat69 - May 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    That is the stupidest most ignorant thing I have heard all day. I’ll bet your momma is so proud of that one.

  3. hiltonandastoria - May 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Been a fantasy darling in our leagues where we credit blocked shots and hits. Him and Callahan both do all the lil things playing the right wing.

  4. skavenbrew - May 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Hahahahah…. Such a sad, sad San Jose fan, that all he’s got. He’s posted that same ignorant cr@p in every story mentioning Brown. Enjoy your early off season Sharks fan!

  5. dipthatchip - May 16, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    god damn I wish he was my team’s captain. He is the epitome of everything a captain should be in the post season. taking dirty hits and not running his mouth, getting in the crease whenever he can, and forechecking his balls off, He hustles every shift; quintessential ‘leading by example.’

    Also, PHT please ban sjsharksfan11

  6. crosberries - May 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    He’s the best player in the world

  7. highlander24 - May 17, 2012 at 12:05 AM


  8. blomfeld - May 17, 2012 at 12:22 AM


    And not only that … Brown is the captain of the absolute “best” team in the league today ! Everything about this guy is “cool” as he exemplifies what an NHL captain ought to be … tough, talented, unrelenting, inspiring and always showing class ! But the thing that is truly beautiful about our Kings, is that which Dadoun’s excellent observation underlines … “the Kings teammates all admire Brown’s toughness” ! This is referred to “esprit de corps” friends and it’s an essential ingredient for any winning cause. The Kings have this “in bushels” and to a man, they’re all for one and one for all ! I’m so proud to be an LA Kings fan, as I’m sure so many of you are too ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. namriverrat69 - May 17, 2012 at 2:55 AM

    He is the kind of person the NHL would want to represent the league. He married his school sweetheart who also played hockey, has 3 young kids and is a great family man away from hockey. That is not unusual in hockey. Not so usual in football and basketball with kids coming out of high school and one year of college.

    The NHL junior league schools teach them more than just hockey. Hockey, however, teaches them self respect, teamwork, respect for the opponent, self discipline and pride in your team.

    GO KINGS GO!!!!!!!

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