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Media Reaction To The Weber Fine

I am not going to link back to the actual tweet or else I would be here all day.

I am actually surprised by the reaction…

Adam Proteau-

James Wisniewski’s suspension cost him $536,585.36. He should’ve smashed Zetterberg in the head 214.634144 times instead!

Habs Inside/Out-

$2,500 fine. For twice wantonly driving a man’s head into the glass w/ violent force. Playoff rules? What a sad joke

Helene Elliott-

Just when you think the NHL might be getting a clue, Weber gets fined but not suspended for atrocious shots to head of Zetterberg. Terrible.

Bruce Arthur-

Shea Weber fined $2,500 for turnbuckling Henrik Zetterburg’s head. Maybe woulda got suspended if he’d hit him with the ring bell, though.

Aaron Portzline-

Weber grabbed Zetterberg’s head and slammed it into the glass like a WWE ‘roid freak using a turnbuckle. It’s absolutely indefensible.

Pa Leonard-

Good thing Shanahan doesn’t do videos for fines. Explanation would sound ridiculous over a replay of Weber slamming Zetterberg’s head

Larry Brooks-

Message from the NHL: You can drive a player’s head into the glass but you can’t curse in a post-game press conference.

Michael Russo-

ummm think if Sidney Crosby got his head smashed only 2500

Steve Simmons-

There are days when I really wish Roger Goodell was in charge of the NHL. Today is one of those days.

David Shoalts-

Man, some days you think the NHL conspiracy theorists are right.

Damien Cox-

$2,500 for turnbuckling a guy’s head, $20,000 for saying mean things about Pittsburgh Penguins. Huh. Okeydokey.

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Got say it’s nice to see the national media going after the NHL. I am no means a Red Wing fan, in fact writing that hurts my soul, but that was a gutless bull move by Weber and should be punished accordingly regardless of when in the season it is. Now I know all you crazed Wings fans are calling for the guillotine to be brought out for Weber, I think two games would be the right justice if there was an injury then much more.

PS I love the comment 2500 for for head bashing Crosby? I’m still laughing as I’m writing.


GO SHARKS

Posted by Mike in SJ on 04/12/12 at 09:27 PM ET

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I’m certain that if Kronwall did the same thing to them he also would have only been fined.  Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 04/12/12 at 02:07 PM ET

Weber palmed Zetterberg’s head and slammed it into the boards.  In what world is that not an intent to injure and suspension?  How on earth can you rationalize the sentence by comparing “if another player did it”, when this was not done by anyone else?  The problem root of the problem is nothing was done, let alone how the standard is applied.

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 04/12/12 at 11:13 PM ET

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One does not have to hit Crosby to get fined. They can say mean things about him being a dirty player or a whiner and get slapped with a $20k fine.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/13/12 at 01:21 AM ET

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Adding to Russo’s take, I hope PHI does do this to Crosby.  Pay the 2,500 and play the next game.  The precedence for the playoffs have been set.

Posted by 11B3PF7 in MN on 04/12/12 at 01:37 PM ET

Won’t happen, I heard the NHL verbally warned the Flyers before the Playoffs

Posted by FlyersFan on 04/13/12 at 03:43 AM ET

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