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This Is The Closest You’ll See To Flopping In The NHL Playoffs


Shane Doan was thrown out of tonight’s Coyotes-Kings game for a boarding call that made a bloody mess out of Trevor Lewis’ face. But was he the victim of what the NHL would consider a “flop”? The NBA knows all about flopping, but hockey players wouldn’t know how to fake an injury if they tried. Unfortunately, this looks to be the exception.

Normally, a violent hit in a hockey game that results in blood being spilled would be called “hockey.” But it looks like Lewis saw Doan coming, turned his face towards the boards, and intentionally took a brutal hit in order to get a call against Doan.

Doan is the Coyotes captain and big hitter — losing him for rest of the game was a big gain for the Kings. Indeed: as of this writing, the Kings are up 3-0 midway through the third period. It will be interesting to see if Doan gets suspended at all for a hit that was made worse by the victim’s actions, not his own.

What do you think, America? A worthy toss, or a hockey flop?


  • Gofuck

    This sports writer is an idiot.

  • Unbelievable

    Yeah, that’s it… Lewis wanted Doan to board him.  You’re an idiot.

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  • Guest

    You are an idiot.

  • http://twitter.com/acl295 Ashley

    Yes. This is stupid. Why 1) would a player risk injury to POSSIBLY get a call on a competitor when they are up 2 to nothing, and already up one in the series (now two), and 2) RISK A BROKEN FACE/DEBILITATING INJURY IN THE PLAYOFFS? Zero people, that’s who.

  • Famous58

    Come on guys…cut him a break. EVERYONE knows hockey players constantly break their own noses to draw penalties. 

    Just kidding, this guy is an idiot.

  • Brewngold23

    You’re a complete moron. How do have a job?

  • Brewngold23

    *you

  • thiswriterisanidiot

    you are a total blowhard and an idiot. once you finally step on the ice for the first time ever go run into the boards and see how it feels

  • http://twitter.com/RinkRoyaltyJon Jon

    This is exactly the type of post I expect to see on this type of “article”. Not sure what site I’m on or how I got here but, rest assured, I’ll never be back. Was the “author” unaware that there are people out there with actual hockey knowledge? Oh, and I use the title “author” extremely loosely in this case. Dude, this is just a bad post trying to draw hits. In that aspect, I suppose you win. Enjoy it while you can…

  • Really?

    Are you serious?? Why would anyone in their right mind ever risk such a serious injury in the playoffs? The kings certainly didn’t need the penalty at the time. I’m pretty much positive it was unintentional on both players parts.

    You sir, need to never write about hockey again. Clearly you have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • Kingsfan91

    No player intentionally tries to get their nose broken. Lewis was playing the puck. Doan should have let up. In his defesnse though, Lewis did turn last minute, not so he could get a call against Doan though.

  • Jsitterle

    It wouldn’t have mattered if Doan was there or not, the Kings are just better than the Coyotes.

  • http://twitter.com/BRANDYNx8 Brandyn LaFon

    You are like that dude who shows up to the party just as it is ending, begging for someone to be their friend. Absolute moron.


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