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In the final seconds of Wednesday night’s first-round NHL Playoff game between the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings, Predators defenseman Shea Weber threw a punch at Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg.
Then, after failing to land the punch in the back of Zetterberg’s head, Weber slammed Zetterberg’s head into the glass.
Yesterday the NHL’s Department of Player Safety fined Weber $2,500 but did not suspend him.
Failing to suspend Weber was a mistake.
Here’s a .gif of the incident from SBNation:
$2,500 is the maximum fine allowed under the NHL’s current CBA. NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan suggested that Weber got off with such a mild punishment because Zetterberg sustained no injuries. Shanahan also said that Weber’s actions on Wednesday would be a significant factor “in assessing any incidents involving Shea Weber throughout the remainder of the playoffs.”
Shanahan came down harder on Byron Bitz of the Vancouver Canucks yesterday, suspending him t...
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NASHVILLE Predators All-Star defenseman Shea Weber will avoid suspension for his hit after the final whistle in Game 1 on Wednesday of his team's 3-2 victory over Detroit in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Weber was assessed a roughing penalty at 20:00 of the third period for grabbing the head of Detroit center Henrik Zetterberg and what the league described as shoving...
Its always been about the playoffs in the NHL.
Sure the regular season is a great way to determine which teams get to compete during hockeys second season, but for a sport considered regional in the United States, playoff hockey is the leagues signature event.
If the sport is ever going to get any national play, its at playoff time unless violence is involved. Once blood is spilled...
The NHL has fined Nashville defenseman Shea Weber $2,500 for slamming Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg's head against the glass at the end of Game 1.
Weber was assessed a minor penalty for roughing, and the NHL announced the fine Thursday while the Predators were practicing. The league noted the fine was the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Nashville Predators head to Detroit for Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals with an 11 am CDT start time on Sunday morning.
Shea Weber, celebrating a goal on Friday night, says playing in Detroit brings out the best of the Predators.
It is the third time that the Predators and the Red Wings have met in the postseason. Detroit beat Nashville in the first round of the...
Granted, technically this hit on Henrik Zetterberg by Shea Weber wasn't a traditional hit. It was more of a "I'm gonna fight you, Steve!" kind of move than anything else:
The reaction on Twitter was immediate and universal: "What the hell was Weber thinking?" It didn't seem to matter what team you were a fan of (disclaimer...
How dare they! A fight in hockey, how unacceptable. As you can see from the reaction on the bench and in the stands, that no on approves of this thugish behavior. Seriously!!! I have never seen anyone get up during a fight and leave a hockey game. The fans love it.
This is how they settle difference in the game of hockey, this is per the "Hockey Code" last game...
The NHL announced Thursday afternoon that Shea Weber has been fined 2,500, the maximum allowed under the league's collective bargaining agreement, after shoving Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass at the end of Game 1 Wednesday night.
"We felt this was a reckless and reactionary play on which Weber threw a glancing punch and then shoved Zetterberg's head into...
Right at the beginning of the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators, Todd Bertuzzi informed Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber that he would be engaging in some fisticuffs as the result of his “Webering” of Henrik Zetterberg’s head during the teams’ previous meeting, and Bertuzzi and Weber engaged in what was a clean tilt…
And while most of...
We are less than a week into the playoffs and it seems the main story line of the playoffs so far has been head shots and general player safety whether it was the Shea Weber non-suspension or the number of dangerous hits and other ‘goonery’ that took place last night and it probably all started with [...]
When the puck drops on Friday night at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators will face an angry Detroit Red Wings team. Nashville took game one of the Western Conference quarterfinals by a 3-2 score, but were outplayed in the second half of the contest and clearly lost the special teams battle.
The Predators went 0 for 6 on the man advantage Wednesday night. Detroit scored...
We all know the intensity is turned up a notch in the NHL playoffs, but that wasn’t enough for the Predators’ Shea Weber.
He decided to transcend “sports” in a moment where he seemingly tried to impress Vince McMahon, grabbing the Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg’s head and smashing it into the glass.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Brendan Shanahan hand down a suspension...
As the Detroit Red Wings attempt to rebound from Wednesday’s loss to Nashville in Game 2 against the Predators tonight (7:30 PM EDT—take note that it’s not an 8:30 start, folks—FSD/FS Tennessee/CBC/CNBC/97.1 FM), we can make two easy assumptions:
Despite the NHL media, Wings’ press corps, the Chief’s, Don Cherry’s, Steve Rosenbloom’s and Jeremy Roenick’s (and my...
Afterall, Brendan Shanahan has been a part of the Wings locker room and he knows the main goal of that room is to win the game.
Instead of suspending Shea Weber for a game, maybe Shanahan knew/felt the Wings would respond in a way to make Weber accountable for his actions and still force Weber to skate on egg shells for the rest of series.
Back in his Detroit playing days, Shanahan...
As it turns out, regardless of one is a hockey player or a hockey blogger, playing at less than 100% of one’s capabilities…I don’t usually use this word, but it sucks, frankly. So in lieu of a recap, here’s what I can give ya: a sampling of Red Wings-related stuff subsequent to the Wings’ 3-2 victory over the Predators and Todd Bertuzzi’s dust-up with Shea Weber: