James Wisniewski Suspended 8 Games for Hit on Seabrook
He claimed he didn’t do anything wrong, citing his personal relationship with his victim. He was applauded by his coach. Now, he’ll watch a few games from the suites.
On Thursday afternoon, the NHL suspended Ducks’ defenseman/cheap shot artist James Wisniewski for eight games in response to his hit on Blackhawks’ defenseman Brent Seabrook.
“You hit a guy without the puck, you could kill a guy,” said coach Joel Quenneville. “It’s the most dangerous hit in the history of the game, all right… He tried to hurt him. If that’s not intent, that’s as bad a hit as you could ever have in the game.”
Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle, on the other hand, said he thought Wisniewski had played his “best game with the Ducks” and nominated Wisniewski for the game’s Number One Star.
What is unfortunate about the incident is that all of the trash that plays in Anaheim is out of contention for the playoffs, so Carlyle being an idiot and Wisniewski missing most of the remaining games this year means very little in the overall scheme of things. The Blackhawks have not yet determined the status of Seabrook, only saying he’s out indefinitely with an upper body injury.
For his comments after the game, Carlyle should have been suspended as well.
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Any word on reprimands to the ref crew?
I WATCHED THE GAME ON THE DUCKS FEED, SINCE WGN IS “NOT” PART OF THE CENTRE ICE PACKAGE, AND EVEN THE DUCKS ANNOUNCER, BRIAN HAYWARD ADMITTED THAT THE WIZ HIT ON SEABROOKE WAS “MEANINGLESS AND WORTHLESS.”
HAYWARD WENT ON TO SAY THAT IN HIS OPINON, HAD COREY PERRY FELT PISSED ABOUT HIS CHECK, THAT HE WOULDA PICKED HIMSELF UP AND CHALLENGED HIS OFFENDER; THE FACT THAT HE DIDN’T WAS PROOF THAT HE WAS OKAY WITH THE HIT.
THERE WAS AMPLE TIME BETWEEN BOTH HITS FOR PERRY TO ADVISE HIS TEAMMATES THAT HE WAS FINE WITH THE CHECK ON HIM. WHAT’S REALLY BEWILDERING IS THAT THE WIZ IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PERSONAL FRIEND OF SEABROOKE, AND IF HE WANTED TO SHOW HIS SUPPORT TO PERRY, HE SHOULD HAVE INVOLVED A DIFFERENT HAWK PLAYER ALLTOGETHER.
SINCE THE WIZ IS SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING MARRIED THIS SUMMER AND SEABROOKE IS CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF THE PARTY, THE EVENT COULD GO DOWN AS THE ONLY ONE IN HISTORY TO HAVE A DONEYBROOKE AT THE ALTAR !!!