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Doughty feels Canucks’ Weise slew-footed him

Jan 14, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT

The Canucks suffered their fourth loss of the season to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, but Vancouver fought tooth and nail in the 1-0 defeat. The two teams combined for 109 penalty minutes, but there was one non-call that bothered Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.

“I thought (Canucks forward Dale Weise) slew footed me, and it was pretty unnecessary at that point,” Doughty told LA Kings Insider.

You can view the play below:

Doughty still managed to log an incredible 31:45 minutes. He also feels that the referees did a great job, even if he would have liked a call on that play.

It’s worth adding that Weise was suspended in the preseason for a high hit on Edmonton’s Taylor Hall.


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  1. cofran2004 - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Looks like he has a point to me. That’s about as clear a slew-foot as you’ll ever see.

    • elvispocomo - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM

      About as clear an interference as you’ll ever see as well. Doughty does get slew footed, but embellishes the result and initiates contact with Weise to being with.

      • cofran2004 - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:37 PM

        Interference or not, slew-footing is one of the worst things you can do in hockey. If you and I are skating without the puck, and I randomly hit you, that’s interference. If you boarded me in retaliation a few seconds later, you’d still get a penalty… and possibly a major. You don’t get suspended for basic interference calls. Slew-footing… different beast.

      • tdaveniii - Jan 14, 2014 at 6:07 PM

        Yep. Should have been an interference to Doughty, followed by 5 minute major and game misconduct to Weise for the slewfoot.

      • elvispocomo - Jan 14, 2014 at 6:34 PM

        Yet not all slew foots are suspensions. The NHL reiterated that today by tweeting out their tripping/slew footing explanation video. A regular penalty could well be enough while a serous enough interference call could warrant more than just two minutes. It doesn’t have to be one is so significantly worse, particularly when one factors into the result of the other.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Not as bad as the Bieksa slew foot on Letang the other night. I guess he has a point.

  3. hockeydon10 - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Looks pretty straight forward. Doughty initiates contact as Weiss attempts to close with the puck carrier (not quite interference). Weiss attempts to make it look like momentum carried his leg forward due to contact but does a bad job of selling it. Refs missed it, of course.

    I’d bet a dollar the league will claim ‘incidental contact’.

  4. patthehockeyfan - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Of course he was slew footed. Can’t believe they missed that call.

    Gotta give props to Dewey, though. He hurt for a little bit, yelled some things (glad I’m not a lip-reader), and gave over 31 minutes of ice time in last night’s game. He’s just super – and getting even better.


  5. btlpper68 - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    We’ll just call it an acidental unfortunate hit…saaaaay a Dustin Brown special?

  6. jason9696 - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    How did the refs miss that call? One of the Kings should have went after one of the Sedin sisters. At least they won the game.

    • davebabychreturns - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      You mean like when Nolan hung his leg out hitting Henrik Sedin earlier in the game?

      • elvispocomo - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM

        @davebabychreturns: This, a million times this. Not to mention Brown accidentally on purpose running into Luongo the previous game.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      Yeah, maybe you should watch the game. It got out of hand because the refs missed the call on Nolan, Nolan wouldn’t back it up in a fight, Brown wouldn’t back his cheap shot up in a fight etc.

      • deblspaccia - Jan 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM

        There are times to fight and there are times to keep the gloves on. Who scored the winning goal?

  7. nicofthenorthstar - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Perhaps he was trying to emulate the Kings captain DB.

    • ron05342 - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      These are the kinds of comments posted here where the poster (nicofthenorthstar) loses credibility.

      Point out one time that Brown ever slew-footed someone.

      • wannabebluesplayer - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:07 AM

        Maybe he hasn’t slew-footed anyone ron05342, but he has tried to decapitate Jason Pominville and Jaden Schwartz with some dirty elbows. He’s ran Smith, Luongo, and I believe one other goaltender. Heck, even last night, when he KNEW retribution would be coming for the Luongo incident, he didn’t stand up, he started to cover up and turtle before finally throwing a few punches against Kesler. For all his “toughness” he has how many fighting majors in his career? He’s a coward who runs away when people make him answer the bell. OH, and he’s known as one of the NHLs most notorious divers. Do I need to go on? The Kings have a strong team w/o Brown. He is the only King’s player I absolutely believe EVERY NHL player hates. That kind of play catches up with everyone…just wait.

      • wannabebluesplayer - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM

        I forgot to add his kneeing adventures on Hertl, Roscival, and I believe he tried another recently. Again….real stand up player that Brown guy.

  8. slysipops - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:15 AM


    • davebabychreturns - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      More thumbs up for this, please..

  9. jdubs21 - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    LA is the cheapest team in hockey, let by their Captain Coward Dustin Brown (is it a coincidence that their mascot happens to look like the cowardly lion?), who has taken out many players with cheap hits and barely receives a penalty for his hits. So Doughty got taken out with a slew foot, oh well. I guess you should stop having Jordan Nolan, trying to take out peoples knees or hitting from behind.

    Retribution is coming LA, just wait till Kopitar gets taken out by a cheap play, then all the LA fans will be screaming murder, too blind to see its how your hockey team plays night after night that got him injured.

    Let the LA fans hate begin……

    • kyzslew77 - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      “let by their Captain Coward Dustin Brown (is it a coincidence that their mascot happens to look like the cowardly lion?)”

      Congratulations, this is the worst trash talk I have ever seen on PHT.

      -not a Kings fan

    • deblspaccia - Jan 14, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      You obviously don’t know your hockey. Kings are known to be one of cleanest playing teams in the league. And, Kopitar in particular is respected throughout the league as one of the cleanest players. Do the research for yourself. So for you to write what you did shows your ignorance. Too bad for you

      • elvispocomo - Jan 14, 2014 at 6:43 PM

        I don’t know about that. Brown alone is known for playing on or over the edge almost all the time. Then there’s the talk of diving that most teams go through, where the Kings are no exception (Doughty and Brown in particular). Every team has it’s issues, but to say the Kings are one of the cleanest teams is hardly correct.

      • jdubs21 - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

        Ya LA and Boston are definitely known to be the cleanest teams in hockey. How many players has Dustin Brown injured this year? Go talk to San Jose fans about that one, or maybe Minnesota fans about Pominville, or Vancouver fans about Luongo. LA is a totally classless team. So for you to write and say their choir boys is completely stupid.

  10. micasa81 - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    I hope Torts’ old-school sense of mutual respect carries over when he looks at this play. Weise has improved his effectiveness in actually playing hockey the past couple of games, and it will be unfortunate if boneheaded cheapshots like this are what we can expect from him as part of the package. There’s the team “stiffness” that Torts wants so much out of his team – and which was there in spades last night – and then there’s what Weise did. It’s not the same thing.

  11. tdaveniii - Jan 14, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Doughty’s right. Blatant slew foot which should have been a 5 minute major with a game misconduct. . . called immediately after assessing an interference penalty to Doughty.

  12. nicofthenorthstar - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    I don’t know, but except for a few kings fans, it sure seems like the consensus is on my side. Brown does so many things right, it sucks that he constantly rides the line between gritty and dirty (often falling on the side of dirty).
    As far as specific incidents, wannabeblues did a nice job of outlining some of DB’s classier moves. The flying kick dive that injured Luongo was particularly egregious given the risks of skates in the neck region. As far as the slew foot, his knee on knee that injured Hertl was dirty and not an accident – might not exactly qualify as a slew foot, but close enough.
    DB is the captain and face of the team, so his actions reflect more strongly on the character/style of the team than those of any other player.

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