To Shea Weber:
You are one of the best defensemen in the NHL, possibly the best. On an average, annual basis, you earn more money than any other player at your position in the league.
At age 26, you have a long career ahead of yourself. It is likely to be lucrative and distinguished. As your coach Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators has often said, he thinks someday you will win the Norris Trophy as the NHLs best defenseman. A finalist last season, this could be the year.
Who knows what other hardware you might win in the future. Perhaps a Clarence Campbell Bowl whether you choose to pick it up or not, as the captain of the Western Conference champion is so entitled or disinclined? Perhaps a Conn Smythe? A Hart Trophy?
The sky seems the limit.
That is why I respectfully suggest: Please do not fight anymore.
You threw a scare into your team and your fans when you recently missed four games from Dec. 24 to Jan. 4 with a concussion, as a result of a high hit from Dallas Mark ...