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Report: No hearing for Brown after Rozsival hit

May 23, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

According to ESPN’s John Buccigross and USA Today’s Mike Brehm, there will be no hearing for LA Kings captain Dustin Brown after his controversial hit on Coyotes defenseman Michal Roszival last night.

Here’s the hit in question:

There was no penalty on the play, a decision which drew the ire of numerous Coyotes players.

“Rozsival was cutting to the middle and I cut across and made contact,” Brown told reporters after the game. “Obviously, they thought it was kneeing. It happened at high speed. I felt like I got him with my shoulder and my left side and his right side all made contact from toe to shoulder.”

The decision not to suspend Brown will come as a disappointment to aspiring disciplinarian Mike Smith, who felt the LA captain “ought to be out forever.”

  1. dannymac17 - May 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    How about a hearing for Mike Smiths slash to Richards after the game winning goal???

    Does anyone wanna complain about that???


    • bdfools - May 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      He missed.

      • jballzz2001 - May 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

        Did you forget Smith is now out of the playoffs?

      • dannymac17 - May 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

        Did you forget there was a season next year?

      • bdfools - May 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

        Being in and out of the playoffs doesn’t matter for suspensions.

        Smith’s swipe with his stick after the game winning goal MISSED hitting any Kings player.

        When Shanahan doesn’t even consistently penalize players who CONNECT and HURT other players, he’s suddenly going to suspend someone who MISSED connecting?

        It’s clear that intent means zero in Shanahan’s mind. Otherwise Weber would have been suspended for ramming someone’s head into the glass.

    • mysticfarm1 - May 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM

      What goes around comes around………I hope the Devils just accidently run over Browns neck,like he accidently blew out another mans knee and career.
      You need to watch that game again when Smith made a little TAP to the lower leg ,because of another dirty foul in that game…as he was being aggressed in his blue line. Yes, Brown will get his and it can’t be to soon for me.

  2. acieu - May 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Mike Smith is a certifiable donkey dick.

    • SmackSaw - May 23, 2012 at 12:14 PM

      Thanks for the coffee through the nose, eh.

  3. flyingpuck - May 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    He’s also the @sshole who slashed Brownie in Game two, and HE’S the one to make judgements on intent?? He could have badly injured Brown, in my book, he’s just a Hack goalie (no pun intended) and a VERY poor loser! Enjoy your off season Smith, my Kings have more important things to do right now, like play for the cup!

  4. jballzz2001 - May 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Brown plays on the edge but it was still a cheap hit. He knew Roszival was offside but finished his check. The league could never suspend him as Doughty would be crying like a baby

    • dannymac17 - May 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

      Like how the Yotes and their fans are crying?

      • ron05342 - May 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM

        I said it elsewhere and I’ll say it here, Coyotes players need to check themselves. They lost in 5, not in 7. It’s not like the series was decided either way with the poor reffing in last night’s game, they missed multiple penalty calls on both teams.

        I lost count, actually.

      • jballzz2001 - May 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM


  5. sabatimus - May 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Brown totally lined him up and knew what he was doing. And, as we see, this is Shanny being Shanny.

  6. seibs34 - May 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    The Olympic team called asked Brown if he would lead the dive team at this summers Olympics in London.

    • ron05342 - May 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

      Actually, this isn’t about diving. This is about the Rosival hit.

      But you keep commenting on something totally unrelated. It makes sense, I guess, in your world.

  7. seibs34 - May 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    It’s really tough for Phoenix to play an entire series 6 on 5. It’s amazing to me that the NHL has world class athletes, yet 3rd rate officials, who aren’t qualified to ref my ten year olds games.

    • ron05342 - May 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

      LOL, Keith Yandle, is that you?

      I vote we get the Kings referee uniforms to wear during the SCF. What say you?

    • comeonnowguys - May 23, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      I can’t figure out if the fact that the Phoenix fans forget the first round is a result of selective amnesia, or because they weren’t on the bandwagon yet.

  8. acieu - May 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Phuck Phoenix

  9. javajohnn - May 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    No need to say anything more. Brown’s a clown. Queens are done.

    • sabatimus - May 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

      They’re done after beating the 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd overall seeds in their conference? I’m not a Kings fan, but that sure sounds like a damn good team to me.

  10. michiganhockey11 - May 23, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Well, Weber didn’t get suspended for imitating a Rick Flair head smash on the turnbuckle, so this really isn’t out of the ordinary.

    • sabatimus - May 23, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      We all know who’s calling the disciplinary shots in the NHL, and it sure ain’t Shanny. I’m beginning to think the video explanations are just smoke screens.

  11. namriverrat69 - May 23, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Where was PHX in games 1, 2 & 3? What’s done is done. Move on.


  12. bbk1000 - May 23, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    This was a 4 game penalty…what a joke…

  13. lovinthatsomanyhateonnd - May 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    well shanahan had no problem suspending several Coyotes players for far less than that hit…forgive me for saying this, but it sure seemed like the fix was in from the start. I reference the amount of calls against the Coyotes versus the Kings, and its around a 10 to 1 ratio…thats impossible. And im appalled that Hanzal got suspended for a similar boarding hit that wasnt even called in game 5! I dont care that my team lost, i care that the refs blew obvious calls against the kings while calling flops and other bs against the Coyotes…Game 4 was actually an evenly called game, look what happened…

    • greengargantua - May 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      If the fix was in, why was the only penalty called in OT a very weak interference call against Drew Doughty?

  14. sonofsuzycreamcheese - May 23, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Don’t take the puck through the middle of the ice in the neutral zone with your head down.

  15. bbk1000 - May 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    You can tell by the Kings fans on this board now….L.A. will burn if the Kings win a cup…..unfortunately it’s the way they celebrate…

  16. kingsfan234 - May 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Maybe he should have been penalized so the Kings could get another shorthanded goal.

  17. rake661 - May 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Smith should have been Suspended for his hit on Brown with the Stick.. STOP Crying people!!! Kings are going to WIN the CUP.. They want it.. Remember it’s a team that WINS!!! Kopitar, Brown, and Quick and the rest of the team…

  18. rake661 - May 23, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Son of.. Said it keep your head up!!!!!

  19. jkaflagg - May 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Finally some real hockey fans ! Cutting across a team’s defensive zone at high speed is equivalent to spitting in their faces, and to do it with your head down is just plain stupid…..Even if Brown had gotten a penalty, drilling the puck carrier was the right play…..

    Okay, go ahead and call me a Neanderthal and a dinosaur, but I learned the game back when guys had to exert their will every night or get run out of the league; and the intensity of the playoffs is as close as today’s players get to those days……

  20. schusters3 - May 24, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    McSorley made same hit on sweet Dougie Gilmour in 93. Difference was Wendell Clark stood up for his teammate. Quit whining and drop the gloves. Kings were better team flat out. Deal with it.

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