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Dustin Brown: Winning is best revenge for Raffi Torres hit

May 15, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

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The Los Angeles Kings might not be happy with Raffi Torres‘ hit on Jarret Stoll, but if you ask captain Dustin Brown, they’re not going to fight fire with fire.

Brown told the Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott that they’ll seek revenge in a bigger picture way.

“The best retribution is winning games right now,” Brown said.

Considering the fact that the league might suspend Torres for Game 2 (and maybe more), the Kings might not have a chance to target the specific “culprit” for the crime anyway.

Taking unnecessary, undisciplined penalties is especially foolish during the playoffs. It appears that the defending champions are keeping that in mind (at least publicly).


Joe Thornton thinks Stoll should have “kept his head up”

Darryl Sutter calls the hit “careless”

League schedules meeting with Torres

  1. sjsharks66 - May 15, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Dustin Brown, King of dirty hits.

    • rocoop - May 15, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      Dustin Brown…..Stanley Cup Champion…….I told you to stop your crying!!

    • mbstrfrk55 - May 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM

      Compared to Raffi Torres….Brown is a saint lol

    • chicagohawksfan66 - May 15, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      Cannot wait to hear your excuses when sharks are dumped this round. You were the biggest douche last series and soon as things don’t go your teams way… ohh your tears are delicious.

  2. mstrcool - May 15, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    It doesn’t matter who was hit or who delivered it, you skate with the puck with your head down and its your own fault what happens. Being aware of where other players are on the ice everyone is responsible for

    • enollatsknarf - May 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      Maybe a few years ago, but the rules have changed.

    • manchestermiracle - May 16, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      Except Stoll wasn’t “skating with the puck,” he was standing still and attempting to gain control of it. On top of that, he actually did see Torres coming and tried to straighten up in anticipation of a hit. He just wasn’t ready for Torres to aim a shoulder at his head. I’d like to give you props for a nice try at apologizing for Torres’ poor decision, but that was a pretty crappy “explanation.”

  3. kingsfan68 - May 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    was a plain and simple head hunt you see it clear as day and I was about 10 feet from it live. . go cry up somewhere else SJ fans series is done in 6 at most

  4. bcisleman - May 15, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    It is quite funny Brown making this comment. If Torres deserved penalty and a suspension for the Stoll hit, then Brown probably should get the same 5-10 times a year & that’s being kind.

  5. dmfc1112 - May 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    since where are shoulder to shoulder hits illegal? I must have missed the memo

    • dmfc1112 - May 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM


    • ron05342 - May 16, 2013 at 1:26 AM

      When its actually shoulder to head. Take a look at the reverse video and learn something.

    • manchestermiracle - May 16, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      The “memo” ain’t all you missed, spanky.

  6. thailer35 - May 15, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Brown-eye always throws trash hits and has no room to talk. But it’s playoff time, so we’ll likely see more of his other speciality… Diving.

  7. bleedingteal4life - May 15, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Man, maybe one day the sharks will put a stop to all your cocky kings trash talk. Until that day, I hate all u cocky @sses. Lets make a rule, you’re only allowed to talk trash if you actually played in the game 😛 talk more sh!t

    • windmiller4 - May 15, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      You see, in most rivalries the fans can always say the year of the last time the other team won the cup. To you shark fans, i guess ill just say youre choke artists since you haven’t won one yet. Oh and the only reason you made it out of the first round is because you played an even bigger team of chokers

      • kirkmcleansbaby - May 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

        Man, the Kings win their FIRST EVER cup just last year, and they talk like they’ve done it soo many times before. Hell you had Gretzky and a host of other great players, and you didn’t win a cup either. Maybe try talking like you are happy that your team FINALLY won it, and stop talking like a giant douch!

        So if the Sharks win it this year, are they all of a sudden hockey gods like you guys just becuase they win ONE cup?! *faceplam*

      • windmiller4 - May 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        Calm down there buddy. You guys have had Heatley, Thornton, Roenick, Pavelski, Marleau, Damphousse, Nabokov, Selanne, the list goes on. We’ve had great players as well, and ours finally delivered. So pull that stick out of your butt and quit whining like a typical sharks fan.

  8. ynothockey - May 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    No worries It’s only a matter of time before Dustin Brown starts sticking his knee out!!!

  9. aldog83 - May 15, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Sharks fans are starting to sound like Raiders fans.

    You have more worries than some third liner getting suspended.

  10. sjsharks66 - May 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Hawks fan, you have no room to talk. Look at this game going on right now. How many elbows, sticks to the back of players heads and dives are allowed?

    I guess when you are a favorite, they are allowed all the way to the finals.

    • windmiller4 - May 15, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      Even when you guys were favorites you would choke. At least the Hawks are doing damage in the playoffs.

  11. kingsfan68 - May 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Brown isn’t a dirty player, he has 1, count them 1 suspension, and it was iffy at that, you all wish you had him on your team so stfu and stop crying.

    • ignath - May 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      Wow! What is your definition of “iffy”? Exploding your elbow into the opposing player’s face is a little more than “iffy” to most that don’t have their homer glasses on. If I recall correctly, the ONLY people complaining about Brown’s suspension earlier in the year were the blatant Kings homers on this board.

  12. blomfeld - May 16, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    “Captain on the bridge !” …

    I love Dustin Brown, just as I do every other member of our glorious team. Yet there’s something about Brown which in my opinion puts him ‘head and shoulders’ above every one of the other 29 captains in this league. Of course he’s immensely talented, tough, daring, smart and brave … that goes without saying. However it’s his ‘leadership by example’ which I find to be his most compelling and admirable trait, a trait which only the very ‘best’ leaders possess and can bring to bear. His ‘sober and intelligent’ statement above extolling the notion of ‘revenge through victory’ is an excellent example of why we Kings are the best team in the world today, led by the best captain in the business, bar none !

    GO BROWN GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

  13. kingsforever - May 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Love how everyone says “skate with your head up”. Oh true man, tell me more about how you can deal with a bobbling puck without even looking at it. Not even Gretzky can do that.

    • manchestermiracle - May 16, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      Don’t you know it’s always the victims’ fault when the perpetrator is on the team you root for?

  14. sjsharks66 - May 16, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Yeah that is just LA sports though. All their fans feel entitled to win championships. Once they do they are automatically the best, forever.

  15. sjsharks66 - May 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Yeah because Heatley worked out so well for Minny so far… Lol

  16. sporkov - May 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Dustin Brown should never speak on another players dirty hits, cheap shots or diving until after he retires and then he can become some networks resident expert on all three.

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