Predators Mock Weber’s Hit on Zetterberg and Lack of Suspension
Whether you agree or disagree with the NHL’s decision not to suspend Shea Weber is irrelevant. The NHL has long ago set the standard for suspending fringe players and allowing their stars to break the rules and go unpunished. The NHL is continually trying to grow its game in non-traditional markets and hindering its progress by not having its stars participate in large scale playoffs games only hurts the NHL as an entity. Plus, just think of how many more people are going to tune into tonight’s Wings/Predators game thanks to the added controversy.
That said, one thing is for sure. The people in the know realize the true motivations for the NHL’s decisions. Players realize that they are not all treated equally. They also realize when they get away with something they normally shouldn’t. They’re also dopes who don’t always know when to keep those facts to themselves.
At yesterday morning’s practice Andre Koistitsyn and Shea Weber mocked the NHL’s decision by re-enacting the turnbuckle move, only this time Weber played the role of the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Ok, maybe it wasn’t too Flair-esque. There wasn’t any eye gauging or back raking. Either way, it was a pretty brazen act of defiance…and funny of course.