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Courtesy: David Guralnick, Detroit News

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.

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(12) Readers Comments

  1. Marc Madsen
    April 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    This year's playoffs are really no different than any other hosted by the NHL. Every year we see players target opposing stars and their injuries. The only difference is this year there is a highlighter streak accenting concussions. Every year we get to try and take notice of which superstars can handle the most punishment and still persevere in winning a championship. People are only up in arms because of the lack of consistency in the suspension decisions. Flat out, there is one set of rules for stars and one set for other (average) players when it comes to suspensions. There is, however, no differing set of rules when it comes to teams wanting to dish out punishment to their opponents.

  2. Joe schmo
    April 17, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    I was talking about borgouise in regards to the superstars getting off lightly.... Not that superstars are being hurt. People with significance can get away with murder (weber) and the proletariat get away with nothing (haglin).

    • Tom Yawney
      April 17, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      I understand what you were saying, all I'm saying is that there are two sides to this issue. Superstars are definitely being let off the hook for offences that other players get burned for, but superstars are also being targeted by role players. The list of superstars that have been knocked out with concussions this year is ridiculous. Sedin, Toews, Backstrom, Crosby, Letang, Giroux, Ryan Miller, Nathan Horton, etc.

  3. TheRelic77
    April 15, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    @Tom Yawney Thank you, I'm glad to see it. I'm sorry that I sounded like a dick; I didn't mean to imply that you were doing anything malicious, I just think that it's important to give credit to people for the things they create. And you did.

    • Tom Yawney
      April 15, 2012 at 2:02 AM

      You are 100% right. I didn't write that post and I didn't realize that there was no courtesy. No harm done, shouldn't happen again.

  4. TheRelic77
    April 15, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    @Tom Yawney I'm not Mr. Guralnick. I'm just a concerned third party.

    • Tom Yawney
      April 15, 2012 at 1:43 AM

      @TheRelic77 I don't see any need for concern. This is a small sports blog. A courtesy has been posted.

  5. Joe schmo
    April 14, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    It's called a Revolution!!!

  6. TheRelic77
    April 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    That picture was taken by David Guralnick of the Detroit News. How about you give credit where credit is due?

    • Tom Yawney
      April 15, 2012 at 1:11 AM

      Will do Mr. Guralnick, must be a slow news day in the Motor City if you have time to scour the web seeking infringement

  7. Joe Schmo
    April 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Isn't that the basis of our society? Any one with money gets treated differently!! If I got caught dog fighting I would be spending some serious time in the slammer with absolute no chance of a company hiring me. But Vick gets some jail time and he's back in a starting role. Shit Ray Lewis murders someone and is praised for his defensive ability. It works the same in the NHL. Anyone with some significant importance gets away with murder-- so to speak. If OJ can get away with murder, then Weber can get off with a fine. If I murdered someone I would be rotting in the slammer with a sore ass and 3 failed suicide attempts. Blame it on the capitalist society that us Westerners praise so much. It boils into every system and sets apart the proletariat from the bourgeoisie.

    • Tom Yawney
      April 14, 2012 at 6:49 PM

      You may think that there are different rules for the bourgeoisie, but the burgeoisie are the ones being burned in today's NHL. Crosby missed a chunk of the year with a concussion, so did Daniel Sedin, Jonathan Toews, Kristopher Letang, etc. And guess what? Henrik Zetterberg is a superstar. So if this capitalist society is filtering into hockey, then why are all the superstars being injured?

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