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Disciplinary Hearing for Weber

From NHL.com:

Nashville’s Shea Weber will have a disciplinary hearing Friday afternoon following a boarding penalty assessed to the Predators defenseman for a hit on Vancouver’s Jannik Hansen during Thursday’s game.

At 5:12 of the third period, Weber was penalized for boarding Hansen, and also given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

At NBC’s ProHockeyTalk, Mike Halford adds some thoughts:

The question now is if Weber will be considered a repeat offender.  In Nashville’s previous game — a 3-1 loss to Edmonton — Weber also received a two-minute boarding minor for nailing Jordan Eberle. No, Weber wouldn’t be a repeat offender in the traditional sense. Yes, he could still be classified as one.

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  Tags: jannik+hansen, shea+weber

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Nathan's avatar

He isn’t a repeat offender anyways? I’m shocked that with his bad temper he hasn’t at least been fined before…

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 10/21/11 at 03:21 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Not as rough as the Letang hit, but more deliberate. I’m interested to see how Shanahan rules on this.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 10/21/11 at 04:17 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

I really don’t see any way that Shanahan could legitimize not suspending him, after handing down the Letang ruling.  I think this is far worse, so either 2 games or 3. i think the repeat offender status is worse than the suspension itself, especially the way he plays.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 10/21/11 at 05:43 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Hit looks pretty bad.  Weber’s only intent was to slam him against the glass, whether he had the puck or not even.  Hansen did turn somewhat at the last second, but I think the turn was organic in that he was making a play when he did it.

The point is though, Weber wasn’t interested in anything other than plastering the guy, so I’d suspect he’s gonna’ get at least a couple of games.

Posted by Primis on 10/21/11 at 05:46 PM ET

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