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Zetterberg: League Should Have Suspended Weber

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Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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–The NHL’s decision to not suspend Nashville’s Shea Weber might have led to a rash of violence in the playoffs, according to Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg.

“It could be true,” Zetterberg said. “I think the league had a pretty good opportunity in Game 1 to set the bar, and I guess they did. There (have) been a few incidents after that.”

Many feared the league opened a can of worms with its slap on the wrist to Weber ($2,500 fine, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement) after he drove Zetterberg’s head into the glass at the end of the series opener. It appears to have started a chain reaction of cheap shots.

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