"I guess we'll see what happens," Weise said. "I'm going to go out and play the same way, and regardless if it's Taylor Hall or someone else I am going to finish that check every time and look to be physical tonight. And if I have to answer the bell it's part of the game."
In addition to Weise's hit on Hall, Oilers center Sam Gagner lost four teeth and had his jaw broken by the stick of Canucks forward Zack Kassian, who has four games left on the eight-game suspension he received for the play.
Gazdic had a fight and a goal in the Oilers' season-opening 5-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
"I was kind of talking to [teammate Mike Brown] about that rivalry and how it has gotten heated up here, especially in the preseason with a couple of incidents," Gazdic told NHL.com. "I like that. I like to play in that atmosphere. I don't shy away from anything like that. It is something I look forward to and live off of. It's the player I am and these are the types of games I look forward to playing. ...
"If there is an opportunity to finish a clean check on any player I am going to take it, whether it is Henrik Sedin or Dale Weise. It doesn't matter," Gazdic said. "If I have somebody lined up, I am going to finish that check because that's the way I play. I'm not going to slow up or head hunt for different guys, I just play 100 percent all the time. It's the only way I know."
Hall said he expects it from the Canucks too.
"We play these guys a lot and we have a history with them, and it seems every year it gets a little more intense and we like that," Hall said. "I have the puck a lot so there are going to be times I am going to get hit and you have to be ready for those, make sure you have your head up. You can't put yourself in vulnerable spots."
Canucks captain Henrik Sedin was similarly prepared.
"We get hit every game," he said. "If they want to run at us, that's fine. If not, then we'll play the game."