The words “gutless” and “classless” have been thrown around a lot for a few weeks. The only true example I have seen of gutless came last night in the Red Wings/Predators game.
I am truly disgusted and disappointed by this. The sad part is, I think I am more disappointed because of who did it.
What is more, is that for the small price of $2,500, you too can pull this type of stunt, something that if it had happened in a bar may land you in jail for the night.
As is customary whenever Supplemental Discipline is being considered, we contacted Detroit following the game and were informed that Zetterberg did not suffer an apparent injury and should be in the lineup for Game 2.
“This play and the fine that addressed it will be significant factors in assessing any incidents involving Shea Weber throughout the remainder of the playoffs.”
Good. As long as no one gets hurt, you can smash people’s heads into glass. Glad to know that the normal rules of humanity and sensibility are STILL ruling the day in the NHL!
I honestly can’t even start on this again. How is this NOT suspendable? The act was malicious. If that wasn’t “intent to injure” I’m not sure what is.
The NHL will not be serious about player safety until they understand what safety encompasses and how discipline works. You punish acts, not consequences. Do people go to jail for attempted murder? Yes. You are punished for the act. You don’t get off scott free just because the person lived to tell the tale.
We are the NHL and We are Here to Help! It still most accurately expresses my anger.