Weight's thoughts, (at On the Islanders Beat), including: "I admire Jim Rutherford’s loyalty [to his player]," Weight said. "But [Sutter] wasn’t vulnerable. He made himself vulnerable after I committed to the hit. I don’t know what he was thinking, but I couldn’t change directions and go with him without blowing my knee out. He reached for the puck, and his head dropped eight inches. Look at the video. I didn’t come up with my elbow."