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Brown prepped for Pominville payback in Kings-Wild opener

Oct 2, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

Brown hit

Thursday’s Los Angeles-Minnesota season opener is the first time Dustin Brown will face the Wild since elbowing Jason Pominville last year — an incident that earned Brown a two game suspension and forced Pominville to miss two regular season and three playoff games with a concussion.

The Kings captain knows Minnesota might be looking for retribution.

“It all depends on how it plays out, it could go either way,” Brown told the L.A. Times. “I’m going there to play a game. If that’s part of it, that’s part of it.”

Wild forward Zenon Konopka said the hit still lingers.

“You have it in the back of your head. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t remember, but nothing’s more important than winning,” he told the Minnesota Star-Tribune. “You get a chance to legally hit [Brown] clean, you’re going to throw that hit.”

Here’s the video of said elbow:

There was no penalty on the play, but the Wild were none too pleased with Brown following the contest.

What’s more, head coach Mike Yeo was further displeased following the club’s final preseason game, a loss to St. Louis in which Blues captain David Backes took a run at Pominville — with no response from Minnesota.

Yeo said he wants a “pack of wolves” mentality from his club when it comes to sticking up for each other.

“As long as the game’s existed, protecting each other and battling for each other is part of the game,” he explained.

  1. nolockoutpricks - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    brown you are a worthless piece of $hit. if he played his last game, the league would be a safer place.

    • bauxjangles - Oct 3, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      Your biggest issue is Dustin Brown? Or do you get even more dramatic than that?

  2. credible316 - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    This chicken $hit cheap shot artist needs to take his medicine.

  3. lordfletcher - Oct 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    my guess, is that the Wild will be more worried about winning the season opener than deal with brown tomorrow. There are plenty more opportunities than opening day.

    Start the season off right with a W, not chasing Brown around.

    all of that said, I would love to see Brown get leveled!!!!!

    Go Wild

  4. speedstickmusk - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Brown better know where Matt Cooke is at all times…

  5. blomfeld - Oct 3, 2013 at 12:55 AM


    While it’s possible that the posters above ‘mean well’ and all, they sure as hell reveal themselves as being nothing but a bunch of new-age ‘Village People’ eh ? LOL ! :) Obviously one can only assume that these fruitcakes have never even heard of a one ‘Mister Hockey’ who not only did what Brown did on a nightly basis, but on a shift-by-shift basis ! The bottom line friends is that we LA Kings have got 36 x elbows ‘rearing to go’ for tomorrow night and so I for one say “elbows away !” :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  6. bauxjangles - Oct 3, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    There was an interview of Brown once where he said, “If they’re worried about me, then that leaves Kopi open.”

  7. northstarnic - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    As much as there is to love about Brown-eye’s game (you know, like slang for butthole), the guy just can’t help himself. He lives in that gray area between scrappy and just plain dirty, often tending towards dirty. I have despised some of Cooke’s antics over the years, but he’s on my team now. Wouldn’t be at all saddened to see him run Brown-star.

  8. prosportswashington - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Dustin is more reckless than anything really. I don’t think he’s trying to hurt people hes just trying to get gritty and doesn’t consider the consequences (caps fan here)

  9. 2qswing - Oct 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Captain Elbows (and knee on knee) attempts to injure on a regular basis. There is a difference between playing in the edge and trying to injure someone. Cory Perry is the same way. There are four or five guys like this in the league. Its got nothing to do with toughness or leadership. Its just about being a cheap-shot artist. These two are exhibit A and B

  10. surfoside4life - Oct 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Minnesota wild – the most overrated team in all of sports. Bunch of pansies that don’t stick up for their teammates.

  11. surfoside4life - Oct 3, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    I dont even see what’s wrong with this. Maybe pominville should get his guard up next time he thinks about trying to deliver a hit. Don’t hit if you’re not willing to receive one as well

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