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04-12-2012, 06:42 PM
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So if Shea Weber feels he was hit from behind, with his knee being targeted by Zetterberg (which is intent to injure), he should just take it like a man? Or perhaps say, "Gee, sorry Mr Redwing, I didn't mean to get into your way?"
You really think Weber thought, "Hey...I see an opening here to slam Zetterberg's head into the glass - let's see if we can get him out with a concussion?"
Weber got royally pissed and attempted to let Zetterberg know it. His reaction was over-the-top and I certainly won't cry "unfair" if he gets a game for it. However, I don't believe Weber was out to purposely concuss Zetterberg. He was out to bounce his face off the glass and let Zetterberg know he wasn't just going standby and let him hit him from behind.
But as I said, the reaction was too much and I won't argue if he gets a game. But the Detroit fans screaming that he should be gone for the playoffs or the series are being ridiculous. Weber does not have a history of dirty play. It was wrong and too much, but it doesn't make him a scum-bag.
But you can't use that logic. I don't think most players ACTUALLY INTEND to injure someone. I think they get angry and they try to retaliate without thinking about it, but very few players are actually TRYING TO INJURE someone. It's different being angry and taking liberty on someone versus deliberately trying to knock them out of the playoffs or something like that.
I think most incidents that happen are not literally with the intent to injure. I wouldn't say that Weber was out to injure Zetter yesterday. But what he did was ridiculous. You can't grab someone from the back of the head and deliberately slam them into the boards. There are plays that were less than that but players were suspended.
In my view, he should have gotten a game. Wings fans suggesting out for the playoffs is ridiculous to me. But 1 game, given how they are trying to get this kind of stuff out of the league, was warranted.
With that said, I think if Zetterberg hits Weber from behind earlier in the game, to me that's a penalty. Not a suspension but a penalty.
The fact that Shanahan said "he wasn't injured, so here's a 5 dollar fine" is absurd and to me laughable. I'd say the same if it were the other way around, too. I'm trying to be objective.
Imagine if that was Crosby's face. First, I'd laugh because I hate him, but the league would have gone after Weber. No way that doesn't happen.
Anyway, it was a tight game yesterday mostly, I want to see the better team win (of course I'm pulling for my team). I don't want the games to be decided on fluke BS goals like yesterday. The team with better skill and who play better should win.
Can't wait for game 2.
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