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No hearing scheduled for Weise after Doughty slew-foot

Jan 14, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

No disciplinary hearing has been scheduled for Vancouver forward Dale Weise following his slew-foot from Monday night on Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, an NHL spokesman confirmed.

Here’s the incident in question:

Weise, who wasn’t penalized on the play, does have a history with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. He was suspended three preseason and three regular-season games for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton’s Taylor Hall this year, and would be classified as a repeat offender.

Doughty, who went uninjured on the play and didn’t miss a shift, took issue with the play.

“I thought he slew-footed me,” Doughty said, per LA Kings Insider. “It was pretty unnecessary at that point.”

It’s possible Weise could still face a hearing, though the Canucks do play tomorrow night in Anaheim.

  1. ibieiniid - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    I guess they don’t enforce these anymore. I’m starting to wonder if shots to the head have clouded their views on every other dangerous play. Lars Eller (was it?) took Streit HARD into the boards with a CLEAR slew last week, wasn’t even a mention of it later, and it was 5x as bad as this one.

    • charlieconway96 - Jan 14, 2014 at 2:54 PM

      Lucky for Doughty this happened near center ice. Had it been closer to the boards it could have been really ugly.

      • ibieiniid - Jan 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM

        I think the only thing that saved Eller some discipline is that he had probably a greater chance of getting hurt on that play than Streit did. Eller actually kinda cushioned Streit’s blow, but they both went in basically feet first. I can’t find a video of this at all though.

  2. tronn25 - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Classless move from a classless team. I would be upset too if I was a team from the country who invented the sport and hadn’t won a Cup in, well, ever…

    PS – Henrik, your brother is ugly

    • patthehockeyfan - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      I won’t thumb up nor down your comment, tronn. I honestly don’t think the Canucks are classless.

      But, your PS made me laugh out loud. Very funny. Thanks for the laugh.

      And, my PS – even though Weise got away with this one, the best revenge was winning the game and going 4 points up on Vancouver. GKG!!!

  3. runhigh24 - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    I’ll never understand why slew foots and also kneeing majors aren’t worthy of supplemental discipline. Both can be extremely dangerous and can cause long term injury. But I guess since it doesn’t target the head, the NHL doesn’t care.

    • goodolejr - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      Sadly, it seems like it has more to do with the fact that concussion issues are popping up across the board in all pro sports, where as stuff like slew-footing and knee on knee issues are really only hockey stuff. The NHL definitely doesn’t want to look bad in the area where the entire world is looking. At least until someone hits their head after being slew-footed and it causes a concussion.

    • elvispocomo - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      They are, and knees in particular have seen suspensions often enough in the past. It’s harder to prove that’s what they actually meant to do though or if it was accidental. Headshots have developed very clear rules that make them easier to suspend and there could be more definition for other types of illegal plays.

      In this case, it’s mitigated by Doughty going out of his way to hit Weise and cause interference. Would the slew foot have even happened if it doesn’t put Weise a little off balance as a result? That’s something that the NHL factors in, not so much as a “he deserved it” thing but if there’s at least some responsibility on the other player for why it happened.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      Sadly, the league seems unwilling to protect goalies from being run. On the other hand, your team should be ready to answer the call if you’re going to pull crap like running the goalie, late hits on the other team’s captain and slew footing. In other words, suck it Kings fan – your team are dirty cowards, and if you can’t score with 10 minutes of power plays in the first period, you’re not making a run.

    • elvispocomo - Jan 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      Actually, NHL Player Safety and Shanahan sent out the video on slew foots and tripping again today:

      All were cases of the offending player initiating contact where Doughty initiates it in this case. If Doughty was just skating and hadn’t been looking at Weise coming the whole time (rather than just following the play) or had the puck then I could see a better case for it, but with Doughty aiming to interfere with Weise so that Brown can carry the puck untouched he has some responsibility too.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 14, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      How about Greene’s hip toss of Bieksa? An equally dangerous play.

      • rocoop - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:10 PM

        Stop with the “hip toss” statement..You have no idea what your talking about..Bieksa was simply manhandled by a much stronger player..Mess the bull, get the horns

      • shaundre93 - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:41 PM

        Literally have no clue what issue you could have with that altercation. If anything it would be Bieksa throwing punches while they were on the ice. What is a “hip toss”?

  4. elvispocomo - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Certainly a slew foot, but mitigated by Weise not expecting Doughty to run such obvious interference on him. I don’t excuse Weise at all, and both deserved penalties but I don’t see anything else out of it.

    • micasa81 - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      It certainly looked like Doughty carefully chose his path in the play, but I don’t see it as a clear-cut interference penalty. It might be why, in the heat of the moment, the refs decided not to call anything, but looking at it afterward, it’s pretty clear that Weise had much better options than to dangerously take down the guy who got in his way. BTW, I don’t like Doughty; he’s one of the guys I begrudgingly cheer for for 2 weeks every 4 years. Just a bad play by Weise, though.

      • elvispocomo - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:51 PM

        Agreed, and maybe there was some accidental portion to it with the unexpected contact, but he should be able to avoid that to at least some extent. Doughty sells it though and certainly wasn’t helping at all by his actions just prior since he was watching Weise all the way in and knew there was going to be contact.

  5. ironmd778 - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    Textbook slew foot. I expect nothing less from Vancouver.

    • ibieiniid - Jan 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      lol how do people disagree with this? there’s being a homer, then there’s being blind. they’re as cheap as it gets.

      • micasa81 - Jan 14, 2014 at 2:21 PM

        I believe you once noted people’s penchant on this blog for down-thumbing comments that they only partially disagree with. Apply that thinking here and I think you have your answer.

      • ibieiniid - Jan 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        you’d be right except I was actually saying that about both parts of his comment lol. I’m just taking a rare shot at the Canucks from and east coaster. they’re pretty dirty, and have been for my range of memory. I don’t see how even nucks fans disagree there.

  6. hockeydon10 - Jan 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Called it. Now, where is the gold star for my helmet?

  7. deezenucks - Jan 14, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    You guys make it seem like the Canucks are the only team who does this…please. Nolan keeps a warm seat in the press box and comes down for this game to put that hit on Sedin and then not back it up, that’s bush league garbage. Don’t think the kings were expecting that push back and it was fantastic to see finally. Funny when they play their own game against then, which team was doing the whining?

    • tdaveniii - Jan 14, 2014 at 6:01 PM

      Yet with all that great “push back”, you still lost the game. Maybe it’s time to re-think that strategery.

  8. tdaveniii - Jan 14, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Sharks fan here with total hate for both teams. . . should have been 2 to Doughty for interference, then a 5 minute major and a game misconduct to Weise for the slewfoot. I’m guessing there’s no supplemental discipline because of Doughty’s role in this. That shouldn’t be the case — it’s a bush league move with serious concussion potential (last I checked, ice is hard) but we don’t need to revisit Shanny’s incompetence/unfairness/favoritism.

  9. shortsxit34 - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Does anybody here realize how long it took the NHL to find enough clips for the Shanahan video that were from players other than Subban?

  10. muckleflugga - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM


    very good…step up and receive your star…pot metal grey

    perhaps canada, as a country, is oe’r long on cup wins because teams, as private interests in given cities, compete in the stanley cup tournament

    canada, as a country, competes in international tournaments including olympics, spengler cup and world cup among others…canadians tend to populate u.s. professional teams in favourable balance against token representation from americans

    the distinction is clear to canadians generally

    insofar as canada having invented hockey…not good…step back and return your star:

    the franklin expedition circa 1845, lost in what became the canadian high arctic, left skates and what appear to be hockey sticks…a diary indicates sailors formed-up teams and played hockey…the material is remarkably preserved given the cold dry air in the arctic

    flemish genre paintings from the eighteenth century show skaters with hockey sticks of the fashion seen in contemporary field hockey

    put on that tall pointy hat…off to the corner now…

  11. canada2014gold - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    We lost the game by a flukie bounce and up till then we out played you in every category. Bunch of cowards and rats.

    • rocoop - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:13 PM

      Vancouver is 0-4 against LA this year…Canucks aren’t even a concern of the Kings…It will be 5 easy wins this year Canada…

    • patthehockeyfan - Jan 15, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      Lots of class there. Spoken like a true sore loser.

  12. canada2014gold - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Lol pretty sure Canucks don’t account for Canada. Your team

  13. deezenucks - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    @tdavenii while a win obviously would have been better, neither of these teams are winning the cup this year. Last night showed that they can play physically and with some grit which Ill happily take if it means they are finally growing a pair under Torts. Long term benefit over short term gain.

  14. jhaegs - Jan 15, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    Looks like Brown’s karma is catching up with his teammates instead.

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