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Brown's head shot to Hudler

Posted on: May 2, 2009 3:57 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2009 3:58 pm
In last night's game Anaheim Duck Mike Brown crushed Red Wing Jiri Hudler.

For his actions Brown was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
It's a fairly polarizing hit. The Ducks are claiming it was a clean hit. The Red Wings are saying it was dirty and vicious.
Frankly watching it at game speed I thought it looked clean too.  To me it was no worse than a Scott Stevens hit. If those were clean, then Brown's was clean.
I was wrong though. Look at the video from CBC .

Here's more proof.

Brown's forearm is level with Hudler's head.
Brown & Hudler 1

Brown & Hudler 2

The end of Brown's stick and his hand are in Hudler's face.
Brown & Hudler 3

And Brown's follow through, that shows intent to injure.
Brown & Hudler 4

Brown & Hudler 5

Many are comparing this hit to Donald Brashear's hit on Blair Betts in the first round. They're similar, Brashear's was a tad later, but not quite the same. Brasher received a six-game suspension his actions, and yet Brown won't receive any more punishment for his.

Also, many people say a player should keep his head up. I understand that. Yet the player doing the hitting should be responsible too. Brown could've delivered a hip check .

Category: NHL

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2011 12:33 am

Brown's head shot to Hudler

Why does this not go away!  No one cares!

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: March 19, 2011 1:44 am

Brown's head shot to Hudler

I think anyone who posts hockey crap on the NCAA basketball sight, must have taken some shots to the head himself!  Try slapping your face in the morning, might get you to the real world quicker.

Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: March 16, 2011 12:02 am

Brown's head shot to Hudler

go away thread.

Since: Feb 20, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2011 5:07 pm

Brown's head shot to Hudler

Hey no blood no foul right?   oh wait...

Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2010 6:32 pm
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Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 8:59 am

Brown's head shot to Hudler

I don't see it as a bad hit esp at game speed.  Brown extend
ed his arms a bit, but Hudler had his head down which caused the pain.  Good hit.  Hudler took his eyes off of what was real.  He was enjoying his pretty pass too much. 

Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2009 9:59 pm

Brown's head shot to Hudler

I'm with ya - Brown should have got an least one more game  (besides the game in which the incident occured.)

Pre Game 3 thoughts

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