Williams, Doughty, other LA Kings talk Ryane Clowe stick play

After one of the most ridiculous plays you’ll ever see in a professional hockey game, Sharks forward Ryane Clowe had this to say – “I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I’ll have to see the video or something. Someone show me the video.”

OK sir, here you go…

ALTERNATE VIDEO FEED via YouTube: http://youtu.be/daaU4QCM5MY

Over in the other locker room, here’s what some of the Kings players were saying…

Justin Williams – “We all saw it from the bench. That’s why we were all hollering that he touched the puck and everybody was obviously upset about it…I don’t know what he was thinking. But, he got a away with it.”

Drew Doughty – “I’ve never seen that before. That could have been the difference in the game if the refs would have caught that. Sometimes they aren’t going to see things. I’m sure it’s hard for them to catch that, but if they catch that it’s another 5-on-3 for us and a good chance for us to capitalize. The game is over now and he did it…Stoll had a step on his guy. He was carrying the puck away from him and (Clowe) just reached over and got his stick on it…(It’s) definitely no accident. No chance that it was an accident…I don’t see why it shouldn’t be a suspension. It’s like running on a football field and hitting someone during play. I don’t see why it’s any different than that.”

Jarret Stoll – “I knew there was guy behind me, but he was maybe a couple strides behind me. I knew it definitely came from their bench…I knew right away and maybe that’s why I reacted the way I did. Maybe I should have kept playing and shut my mouth…Four guys can call that. You’d hope one of them can see it, and they didn’t. It’s a tough play. That’s the way it goes. You’ve got to battle through things, and that was one of the things we had to battle through, and we didn’t do it…Who knows what would have happened on the play, but nobody has ever seen anything like that. I knew it was from the bench, for sure.”

Coach Darryl Sutter – “What do you think my thoughts are? You can’t call too many men on the ice. What do you call it – too many sticks?…I’m surprised because Jarret was carrying the puck and nobody else saw it. It’s not the question of whether I’ve seen it before. I’m just surprised it didn’t get seen…Quite honest, I don’t even know what that call is. Is it unsportsmanlike? Or too many men? It’s got to be something. Delay of game. I’m not sure what it is, to be honest with you. It’s a penalty, but I’m not sure what it is.”

On a night when he had every reason to be ornery, Sutter was instead a quote machine – including this gem…

When asked if the refs told him that they didn’t see Clowe’s stick work from the bench, Sutter responded with – “Well, obviously they didn’t. I couldn’t text them or anything. But, obviously they didn’t or they would have called it.”

Pure gold.

This story isn’t over though, not by a long shot. We’re expecting there to be a second round of info to report over the next 24-36 hours. So, stay tuned.

Recent Articles

NCAA West Regional - St. Cloud State vs Ferris State

Dev Camp Preview with Mikey Eyssimont, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

It’s been a whirlwind week for Mikey Eyssimont. The Colorado native was just drafted by the Kings last Saturday and now he finds himself in Los Angeles for the team’s annual Development Camp. With only one year of college experience under his belt – and expected to play a big role this upcoming season at […]

Brown Kings NHL 2015

Brown on Losing the Captaincy; Not Your Typical Conference Call

Dustin Brown met with the media today via a conference call to share his thoughts on no longer being captain of the Los Angeles Kings… and to say he was extremely candid would be more than understatement.
Partial opening comment on no longer being the captain:
“There are a lot of emotions [that come with this]. […]

Johnson Kings

UPDATED: LA Kings 2016 Development Camp Roster Info

As July 1st quickly approaches, most of the hockey world is discussing free agency. Simultaneously, we’re also just a few days away from the other annual summer tradition, Development Camp. In fact, dozens of the Kings top prospects will be arriving in Los Angeles over the weekend, with on-ice activity expected to begin on Monday […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. LomitaKingsFan says:

    Disappointing that the league is not taking any action on this incident. Although this would have warranted at most a minor penalty *had it been caught*, the league should at least have taken the step to fine Clowe as a clear message to the players.

    Now you will have players seriously considering taking this type of action when the game is on the line. Its a slippery slope argument. But we already have the concept ‘good’ penalties. How long until players start looking at this as a ‘good’ penalty to take in order to break up a scoring chance?

  2. Ziggyfan says:

    If it never happened before, the league needs to look into the matter and come up with a rule for an incident like this just like Avery facing/blocking New Jersey net minder before…it is not acceptable for any players to do this and claim innocence.

  3. I was at the game last night. The refs seemed to have been paid-off. It really was, that bad. Worst EVER!!

  4. Karma’s a Biatch,

    ‘Nuff said.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Kings players comment on the Ryane Clowe stick incident Filed Under: contest, Kings, NHL, Sharks, Uncategorized Tagged With: contest, hockey, Kings, Los Angeles, Mayor, MayorsManor, NHL, San Jose, Sharks […]

  2. […] Kings players comment on the Ryane Clowe stick incident Filed Under: Interview, Kings, NHL, NHL Players, Uncategorized Tagged With: Brown, comments, Doughty, hockey, interview, Kings, Los Angeles, Mayor, MayorsManor, NHL, quote, Stoll, Williams […]