Frozen Royalty: Critics Of Dustin Brown’s Captaincy Kings No Longer Have A Leg To Stand On
We’re only three games in to the series against Vancouver but the stand out player has been Dustin Brown. In the latest from Frozen Royalty, Gann talks to the critics who weren’t Brown’s biggest fan. Take a read. Go Kings!
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — Ever since Dustin Brown was named as the 15th captain of the Los Angeles Kings on October 8, 2008, many have been highly critical of his captaincy, with a considerable number calling for the “C” to be ripped off his chest, something that has become a common, repeated refrain, year after year.
Indeed, all it takes is a quick perusal of Kings-related message boards on the World Wide Web to find a large amount of those who have called for the captaincy to be taken away from Brown, going back to the 2008-09 season, his first year wearing the “C.”
Critics of Brown’s captaincy have many reasons for their strong beliefs, even though some have changed their tune after watching him lead the Kings to a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks, with Game 4 scheduled for April 18, at Staples Center in Los Angeles (7:00 PM PDT, televised exclusively in the United States on the NBC Sports Network). Still, a significant number of them point to the fact that he is not the fiery, loud, vocal, in-your-face type of player, that he rarely fights, and that he is not even the best player on the team.
Read the rest on Frozen Royalty.