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Shea Weber Fined $2,500

From NHL.com:

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber was fined $2,500 on Friday by NHL Director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan for a boarding incident in a game Thursday night in Vancouver.

Video of the incident in question:

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

I’m going to need some convincing on how relatively light this punishment is.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 10/21/11 at 07:21 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Naturally.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 10/21/11 at 07:23 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

$2500 bucks is nothing

Posted by SolidTG7 on 10/21/11 at 07:24 PM ET

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1st offense, no?

If it were his 2nd, it would be 2 games, like Letang.

Posted by Growbot from SanJuan on 10/21/11 at 07:41 PM ET

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So let me get this straight.  Matt Calvert lifts Bouchard’s stick into his own face, and Bouchard gets 2 games.  Weber flagrantly boards Hansen, albeit with no injury, and gets $2500 slap on the wrist?  I guess we know now how much fame is weighted into Shanahan’s decision process.

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/11 at 07:41 PM ET

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Shanahan is proving every bit as random and capricious as his predecessor.  How this is not a worse hit than Letang’s is incomprehensible to me.

Posted by Mike on 10/21/11 at 08:05 PM ET

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Better video of the hit here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7RATL5CanY

Posted by Lex on 10/21/11 at 08:06 PM ET

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WTF, now I’m really confused! How does this not warrant a suspension? Weber makes no attempt to pull up and its not like he’s been angel to this point in his career.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 10/21/11 at 08:49 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

I wonder if Kindl or Eriksson would get the same for a deliberate boarding.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 10/21/11 at 09:18 PM ET

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$2,500 ... WHAT THE HELL?!

This seems to be example A1 of the type of shit the league doesn’t want to see. A blatant, direct hit from behind to a player in a vulnerable position. How Weber was not suspended (and essentially issued a parking ticket as a punishment) is absolutely insane.

I was a fan of Shanahan for his work in the pre-season and trying to put the hammer down early, but this is practically the opposite side of the spectrum now. Not good, Shanny.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 10/21/11 at 10:05 PM ET

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So now we know. Star power affects Shanahan’s decisions. Add this to the elbow by Ryan Smyth with little or no consequences.

Posted by timbits on 10/22/11 at 01:15 AM ET

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Disagree with this call by Shanny. Weber should have gotten two games like the rest. $2500 won’t matter at all at his salary.

Posted by Iggy_Rules on 10/22/11 at 12:39 PM ET

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