Shea Weber: What is Wrong With the NHL
In the final moments of Wednesday’s game between the Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators, Shea Weber blatantly drove Henrik Zetterburg’s head into the glass. Certainly it was in response to a legal hit delivered by Zetterburg. In a time where concussions are at the fore of 50% (throwing out an arbitrary number) of hockey chatter, what do you suppose Marshall Brendan Shanahan and Company’s response was?
Shea Weber was handed a fine of $2500, and a promise from Shanahan that, it will affect “any incidents involving Shea Weber throughout the remainder of the playoffs.”
Is he serious? That is considered a penalty in the eyes of a league? $2500 is barely a slap on the wrist, and will certainly do nothing to deter anything. Until the league steps and takes ownership all season long, including playoffs, nothing will change. In fact, I think we just took a step backward. Players show no respect toward each other. I will continue to defend my position that there is way too much senseless violence in hockey. A clean hit that knocks someone out is within the rules, this incident was not. For shame.
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…and that is the last word.