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Kings coach Sutter ‘disappointed’ by Brown suspension

Apr 24, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

Sutter Peace Sign

You can count Los Angeles bench boss Darryl Sutter among those not happy with the Dustin Brown suspension.

A short while after learning his captain would be lost for the final two games of the regular season for elbowing Minnesota’s Jason Pominville, Sutter told Lisa Dillman of the LA Times he was ‘disappointed’ in the decision.

“Obviously we were disappointed in the decision, quite honest,” Sutter explained. “Because it was exactly what Brownie says, is exactly what happened — there was no intention, or leading.”

Following last night’s game — a 2-1 Minnesota win — Brown tried to explain his actions, saying he wasn’t trying to hurt Pominville.

“I had the puck on my stick,” he said. “He’s coming to hit me. I’m just bracing myself.”

Brown, who doesn’t have a history of suspendable offenses, will miss Los Angeles’ game tonight against Detroit and Saturday against San Jose.

Not being available for the Saturday game is a big, because the Kings could be playing the Sharks for fourth place in the Western Conference, and home-ice advantage in the opening round.

Not that Sutter’s going to concern himself with that.

“Two games — that’s what we live with,” he told the Times. “At least we know we have him for Game 1 [of the playoffs].”

  1. tgman95 - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    “I was only bracing myself” says brown as his elbow is sticking about just under his shoulder…

    • elvispocomo - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:38 PM

      That’s like Kaleta saying he didn’t mean for Richards to go head/shoulder first into the boards when he hit him from behind. Maybe it’s even true (wouldn’t believe it in this case, he saw him and stuck the elbow out as he came in), but its still dangerous. That’s why he got the suspension.

  2. 19to77 - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    “I was only bracing myself. With my elbow. Against his face. Hard.”

  3. sjsharks66 - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    No wonder Brown never thinks he does anything wrong. Just look at his coach. He should miss playoff games as well. So get over it.

  4. stakex - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    To be fair to Brown, who I don’t really care for, if Pominville had some balls and played the puck like a man by taking the body… this never happens.

    • elvispocomo - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      In all fairness to Pominville, if he goes to body check him, he risks a check from behind/boarding penalty. So he correctly holds up rather than barrel into Brown, and Brown thanks him by throwing his elbow out and hitting back at him. If Brown had kept his elbow in, he would have been fine.

  5. bigben1513 - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Should have suspended him after his hit on Sunday

  6. thehighcountrybear - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Brown was bracing himself, not unusual with his face roughly fourteen inches from the dasher board as Pominville skates hard at his unprotected back…so what happens to Brown’s teeth if he doesn’t protect himself?

    Now, Pominville’s dentist is looking to shore-up all his loose teeth? Too many players like to jump their opponents from behind near the boards, but sing the blues through broken mouths when they get caught-up by the warier player!

    • mp1131211 - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      You are one cranky hockey mom.

      • prideonice - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:52 AM

        The country bear has literally never seen a hit that he thought was dirty.

  7. mp1131211 - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Puck on his stick?? More like puck rolls up ice toward the blue line while I thrust my elbow toward Pomenville’s face.

  8. rgledz - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Do you think his coach is singing a different tune if the same thing happens to Brown??? I bet he would. His hit on Sunday, the hit on Pommer and taking Coyle’s legs out last night should have earned him some playoff suspension as well.

  9. sjsharks66 - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Should have. Suspending the defending Cup champions captain is out of the question though.

    Money > Player safety

  10. thehighcountrybear - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    In the attached image, Darryl Sutter is shown demonstrating just exactly how far a visiting team can step outside the Excel Energy Center before stumbling over Wild fans…

    a ] prostrate with grief and whining over yet another injustice visited upon a player on their team,

    b ] burning team jerseys while complaining team colours closely approximate the motif found on skeins of Bulldog Steel Wool while Wings and Hawks jerseys continue to make statements in television, the movies and fine fashion houses the world over,

    c ] shivering outside the first in a string of fabulous nightspots sensibly shutdown for the night at 8:00 pm?

    • hawkeedawg - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      High Country Bear = Verbal Diarrhea!!!

      • blomfeld - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:51 AM

        and Hawkeedawg = vermin which will be neutralized

    • prideonice - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      Mr. Bear, what you’ve just said … is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul…

  11. thehighcountrybear - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    So hawkeedawg, is that how you get your jollies…stalking other posters with your inane juvenile offerings?

    Get a life you insipid peasant…

    • hawkeedawg - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:10 AM

      High Country and Blomfeld… and you are not stalkers????? Absolutely laughable. You are both a disgrace to the country and your lack of hockey knowledge in general is so evident with your massive waste of time typing novels on a forum site.

      Just check the thumbs up I get and the thumbs down you both get for your off hockey chatter…which makes as much sense as a politician with no support.

      The Board has spoken, you guys are losers, and I am not. BAM

  12. wisbadgers - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Brown’s a dirty player. He gets away with much of it for reasons I cannot figure out. It’s about time the NHL recognized Brown’s antics are not needed.

  13. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    Go Kings!

  14. blomfeld - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:48 AM


    SUTTER RULES !!!!!


  15. txhockeydad - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    Loser coach, thug player.

  16. juggy179 - Apr 25, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Brown should be out as long as promnville is out

  17. shortsxit34 - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Lifelong Kings fan here–absolutely a dirty, inexcusable elbow. I think two games sounds about right, Brown deserves the suspension, flat-out.

  18. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Apr 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Yes it was a little too much elbow giving by brownie..

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