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Zetterberg: League should have suspended Weber

The Sports Xchange

--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.

--While the Wings didn't want Nashville using their ping-pong table, an Internet report that Todd Bertuzzi folded up the table and wheeled it in the dressing room is false. Bertuzzi said he simply told a security guard to tell the Predators they couldn't use it. The Wings often unwind before and after practices by playing ping-pong.

"We got 41 shots and a lot of them are quality chances, It's tough when we're getting chances and chances and chances, and then they go up and they score. The momentum really goes over to their side and it's tough to fight back." -- Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg.

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