Bitz from the Canucks gets a two-game suspension plus the major boarding penalty and a game misconduct (Game 1 against the Kings); while, Weber gets a small fine of $2500 for grabbing the head of Zetterberg and smashing it into the glass (Game 1 of Predators vs. Red Wings)! Weber is making 7.5 million dollars this year and $2500 is piggy-bank money to him, and therefore he received no punishment at all! The crime occurred at the end of Game 1 so he didn’t even see penalty-box time. Weber deserved a 10-game suspension for purposely trying to injure Zetterberg but Shanahan and the NHL let him off with pretty much nothing. This is the type of bullshit that makes me want to just stop watching hockey altogether. In an interview with Zetterberg, he sounded shaken and he stated that he thought that this was the type of garbage the NHL was trying to remove from the game. I feel bad for him because he did not deserve it and he is one of the better players in the league.
You can click the link below to view Bitz’s boarding penalty on Clifford. How can Bitz get a suspension and not Weber??? Weber’s infraction is clearly a more deliberate attempt to injure!
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