Nashville Predators star defenseman Shea Weber might be the next player to experience the Shanahammer. He has been called to a hearing in front of Brendan Shanahan regarding his hit on Jannik Hansen of the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. His hearing is set for 2 p.m. on Friday.
At 5:12 of the Preds' 5-1 loss, Weber was sent to the box for boarding Hansen and was also given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the play.
Have a look for yourselves.
Weber is not going to have much of a defense on this one. About the only thing going for him is that Hansen wasn't hurt on the play and it didn't seem to be an incredibly violent hit.
With that said, though, it was a lazy play from Weber. The puck passed Hansen by on the boards and is well past him by the time Weber arrives. Moreover, Hansen had his back to Weber for some time before the hit, which was delivered square to the back of the jersey.
I have no doubt Weber will be facing punishment from this hit in the form of a suspension. How long is anybody's guess, but the Predators sure hope not for long. They have a ship to get straightened.
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