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Should Shea Weber have been suspended for mauling Henrik Zetterberg? (Nam Y. Huh, AP)
by Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
People in all walks of life methodically make decisions or choose actions in the name of building their reputations. Unfortunately, some learn that one bad decision or action can undercut months and even years of hard work such that a once sterling reputation cannot be rehabilitated.
On June 1, 2011, Brendan Shanahan succeeded Colin Campbell as the NHL’s Vice President of Hockey and Business Development. NHL teams, players and fans know that position as the one tasked with handing down suspensions and fines to offending hockey players.
Throughout the season, Shanahan did not shy away from his job duties. He set the tone early with a five-game suspension of Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond for boarding Matt Clarkson. Three days later, he handed down a lengthy twelve-game suspension of new Columbus Blue Jacket and top pairing defenseman James Wisniewski.
Shanahan proceeded to...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
So Brendan Shanahan the Vice President of the Department of Player Safety was busy the day after the first night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
First Shanahan fined Nashville Predators defenseman Shew Weber the NHL maximum of $2,500.00 and then suspended Canucks forward Bryon Bitz for two games for boarding Kyle Clifford, Bitz was assessed a major penalty and given game...
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 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 [...]
Brendan Shanahan, you are nothing more than Gary Bettman’s *****. You’ve sold out to The Agenda and you’re wrapped in a soiled nighty made of hypocrisy.
How do you spew the wholesome all year? How do you get in front of the cameras where you’ve always pined to be and literally claim that head shots are the number 1 priority of your office…and then fine Shea Weber $2...
Brendan Shanahan had a busy regular season, but he could be in line for a busier postseason. Three players will have hearings with the league disciplinarian for their actions during Saturday's slate of playoff games. Rangers forward Carl Hagelin and Senators defenseman Matt Carkner will each have hearings Sunday afternoon, while Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw will have a hearing...
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: