Former Penguin Rob Brown Wants Players To Police The Game

Former Mario Lemieux linemate and current member of the Edmonton Oilers Radio Broadcast Team Rob Brown joined Seibel, Starkey, and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about what took place between the Pens and Islanders on Friday night, and Mario Lemieux’s comments about the game and what the league should be doing to protect its players.

Rob said he is sure the Pens knew what to expect from the Islanders headed into that game, but what took place took things to another level and that it where Lemieux’s frustration stems from.

Rob also said that he agrees with everything Lemieux said, but as long as Matt Cooke is employed by him, nobody else across the league will have any sympathy.

In regards to all the fighting against the Islanders, Rob doesn’t think it’s what hockey traditionalists would like to see, but also thinks it isn’t necessarily a black eye for the league because fans want to see the fights, although in his eyes, a skater attacking a goalie is completely uncalled for in any situation.

Rob wrapped things up by stating that he believes there should be more fighting in the league and the NHL should get rid of the instigating penalty because that will allow the players to police themselves. 

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  • hal

    this is why rob brown is not involved in the promotion of the sport … and for all those who believe fighting should remain a part of the game … you must be very content where hockey sits on the landscape of professional sports … LAST! keep running your business into the ground based on ‘tradition’ and the rest of the world will go on to find other sport products to follow and spend our money on!

  • Dr Michael

    Hockey is a very physical game. One must expect fights and other disruptions, but how can you police the game. All is fair in the quest to win. Hit them, punch them, but maintain control of the puck and score.

    Maybe hockey can evolve into a touch sport, no contact at all. What would the fans think of that? Then Mario cannot whine to the League.

  • will g

    Robby Brown was one of the biggest puss#$’sthat ever played. who would listen to him. go home looser

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