NASHVILLE Taking a look around his team's dressing room, Detroit Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi had to know that the candidates were few.
He, in fact, might have been the only one.
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said more than once this week that his team is not built for fighting and for physical retribution. Ten of Detroit's 18 skaters are European, where fighting is much less a part of the game if it is at all than it is in North America.
And yet the belief in the Detroit room seemed to be that Nashville's All-Star defenseman Shea Weber should have to answer for what he did after the final whistle in the Predators' 3-2 victory in Game 1 on Wednesday to Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg, one of his team's most skilled players.
The league deemed that when Weber grabbed the head of Zetterberg and shoved it into the glass breaking Zetterberg's helmet in the process that he committed a "reckless and reactionary play." Weber was penalized two minutes at the time for roughing an...