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Watch Shane Doan take out many frustrations on Mike Richards

Jan 27, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

You could say the Los Angeles Kings have the Phoenix Coyotes number. They beat them in five games in the Western Conference finals last year and Kings captain Dustin Brown managed to drive Phoenix captain Shane Doan mad in the process. Don’t think he forgot about any of that when the two sides met for the first time this season last night.

In the midst of a 4-2 Kings victory, one that saw the Coyotes have two would-be goals disallowed, Doan decided to take some of his frustrations out on Mike Richards. You could chalk this one up as one of the most one-sided fights we’ve seen in a while. [YouTube]

What’s curious here was the possibility that Richards wasn’t Doan’s intended target.

There’s little doubt Doan has Brown filed away in his memory, especially after he scolded him during the handshake line last year. By the way, these two won’t meet again until March 12 in Glendale. You might want to go ahead and put a big ole circle around that date.

  1. chadmillar89 - Jan 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    great fight by richards(I KNOW HE GOT HIS BUT KICKED) .BUT he got there best player off the ice for the last 5 min of the game!!!! GOKINGSGO

  2. spacecop213 - Jan 27, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Is there any way we can have links posted to these videos as well? The videos don’t work on the Android app. atleast mine Razr maxx anyway.

    • Joe Yerdon - Jan 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      I’ll add a link for you to click to it directly.

  3. ron05342 - Jan 27, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Please get your facts straight, Joe.

    Brown contacted Doan in the off-season when the Kings were courting Doan. It’s not about revenge, its about gamesmanship.

    Although Doan did decide to scrap it up after the game was pretty much decided, and put himself off the ice for the final five minutes of the game. Not sure what the game commentator was saying about “that’s what a good captain does,” I don’t think so…taking himself off the ice like that for the remainder of the game is pretty stupid.

    • steverolley - Jan 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      Doan needed to send a message, and he did.

      Yeah they lost the game but now everybody knows that Brown is scared of Doan, and after what he did to Richards the Kings now know why.

      • ron05342 - Jan 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        How do you conclude Brown is scared of Doan? He wasn’t on the ice when Doan decided to goon it up on Richards instead.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jan 27, 2013 at 3:28 PM

        Additional 2 min. should be added for shield fighting !

    • steverolley - Jan 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      Oh a here is a great schedule

      on March 12 is Brown going to stick up for his team mate who just got punded over his hits?

      • ron05342 - Jan 27, 2013 at 12:39 PM

        Typical Phoenix fan. Cares more about fighting than winning hockey games. How is that Pacific Division champion banner doing for you?

  4. steverolley - Jan 27, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Dustin Brown doesn’t fight, he will never fight Shane Doan because he knows he’ll get rag dolled like Richards.

    I respect Richards for stepping up, but it really should of been Brown.

    • ron05342 - Jan 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      They fought in the February game at Staples. Get your facts straight.

  5. 19to77 - Jan 27, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Yep. “Good captains” take themselves out of still-close games for critical ice time. Especially “good captains” who represent just about the best offensive threats on their teams. It’s one thing for Richards to go off – his team’s up two goals anyway – but for your best chance at scoring to ice himself at a critical point in the game is just being irresponsible to the team.

  6. dbrown23lak - Jan 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    I think Doan knew it was Brown, and wanted to hit Brown, not fight him. If he wanted to fight him, he would have waited for Brown to get up. Plus the hit was a good, but was it great? That is the kind of hit that Brown, and for that matter Doan expect.

  7. uscthom78 - Jan 27, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Shane had to take out Cosmo Kramer instead. Newman is scared of fighting.

  8. spacecop213 - Jan 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Thanks for the link Joe.

  9. slickdemetrius - Jan 28, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Doan, enough of the fighting! The Nordiques will need you as a “character” player next year, not the second coming of Joey Kocur (God bless him).

  10. Eric Broz - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    That was a fight?

  11. manchestermiracle - Jan 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Doan’s learned nothing from letting his emotions get the better of him. He acted like a douche in last year’s conference finals and he’s still trotting out that act to the detriment of his team. He wins the battles and loses the wars. I’m glad he didn’t come to the Kings.

  12. darksidecowboy - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    two smirks I could live without Dustin Brown and Corey Perry, both divers, both have others fight for them

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