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LATEST | Kevin Bieksa calls out the NHL's Player Safety Department after Jacob Trouba's dangerous stick to the face

Published November 26, 2023 at 8:30 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

On Saturday Night, the NHL issued a released announcing that the Rangers' captain Jacob Trouba had been fined to the maximum allowable amount, $5000, for a vicious stick swing to the Bruins' Trent Frederic. It wasn't Trouba's first altercation with the NHL Players Safety Department, adding that to the nature of the crime, many felt that this fine was a blatant joke:


HNIC Cast calling out the NHL


The NHL quickly rendered a decision on the Trouba's vicious attack and the HNIC broadcast, both Ron MacLean and Kevin Bieksa were exasperated at the decision and called the NHL as it simply wasn't enough of a punishment:


‘'That's unbelievable, MacLean said Saturday night, how can that only be a $5,000 fine?"

Bieska made a brutal comment and call this play as ‘caveman-like' and that the punishment should've been way harsher than some pocket change. The fans and different analysts online have been outrage by the league's lack of guts to not suspend the Rangers' defenceman.



It's quite evident that these type of plays have no place in today's game, perhaps it would be time to consider upping the maximum allowable fine? The inconsistent rulings have sent the NHL's DPOS credibility way down and it‘s starting to look like a challenge to keep up with them.
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November 26   |   832 answers
LATEST | Kevin Bieksa calls out the NHL's Player Safety Department after Jacob Trouba's dangerous stick to the face

Are you in agreement with Bieksa?

Yes, should've been a way bigger punishment74489.4 %
No, the fine is plenty597.1 %
No, it was too much293.5 %
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