Ritter’s Rant: News And Notes from Around the NHL

March 20th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »

Given the severity of the hit on Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook I completely understand why he is pissed off at Anaheim Ducks defenseman (and his friend) James Wisnewski.

That said, it is a long know fact that once the puck drops there are no friends on the ice, always has and always will be that way. I suspect once Seabrook has time to reflect on this that he will realize that Wisnewski was merely doing his job, albeit in a dangerous and gutless fashion.

Seabrook can be mad at James Wisnewski the hockey player, but if they are really as tight as they suggest they are, then Seabrook can’t be mad at Wisnewski as a friend, can he?

For the record, Seabrook practiced yesterday and feels ready to go as soon as the Hawks medical staff gives him the green light.

Comparatively, Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard is still out of the lineup recovery from a vicious hit from Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke and is not expected back anytime soon. The NHL handed out an eight game suspension for Wisnewski’s hit on Seabrook, Matt Cooke (the player that leveled Savard) received no discipline at all. Tell me again how this is fair?

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