It’s been a while since I’ve written and a lot has happened to the Ducks this past week.
Let’s start off with the ugly incident between James Wisniewski and Brent Seabrook. By now all of you saw what happened and know that Wisniewski received an eight game suspension.
By no means am I condoning the hit, but the timing of the hit could not have come at a worse time the Wisniewski. Yes it was a dirty hit, and yes, he is a repeat offender, but I find it hard to believe that he would have been given eight games if this hit happened in November, and not a week after the Marc Savard hit. The NHL disciplinary committee has been under attack from the media, the fans, and NHL players, after they decided that the blatant head shot to Marc Savard would go unpunished. Combine that with the NHL GM meetings that took place in Florida that same week, where their main topic of discussion were head shots. It was the worst time for this to happen for Wisniewski. That being said, there is no reason he should have charged him the way he did, and hits like that need to be taken out of the game right away.
Now on to some good news. Teemu Selanne finally got his 600th goal of his career, only the 18th player to do so. With only four home games left, he was able to do it in Anaheim. “I was a little nervous that if it didn’t happen tonight, it might not happen here at all. It’s great, but it’s way more special happening at home.”
This will most likely be the last season in Selanne’s great career and it was nice to see the Ducks all-time scoring leader get his 600th.
In case you missed the goal, here is a link. Not one of his prettiest goals, but I don’t think he’s complaining!
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Written by Dan Caristo