Ron MacLean and Kevin Bieksa criticize the NHL

Published November 26, 2023 at 2:31 PM
There is a controversy surrounding the NHL's Department of Player Safety's prompt action concerning Jacob Trouba, the New York Rangers' captain. Currently, there's a raging debate about whether the league has taken sufficient measures to safeguard its players in a specific incident.

During a recent game between the Boston Bruins and the Rangers, Trouba made a sweeping motion with his stick towards Bruins' forward Trent Frederic, resembling a baseball swing, aiming at Frederic's head. The subsequent $5,000 fine issued by the Department of Player Safety for high-sticking has sparked doubts about the adequacy of the punishment.

On Hockey Night in Canada, Ron MacLean and Kevin Bieksa publicly expressed their dissatisfaction with the decision, implying that justice wasn't appropriately served.

MacLean expressed his disbelief, commenting,

"That's unbelievable, how can that only be a $5,000 fine?"

Bieksa, refering to Trouba's hit :

"Caveman-like swing"

Do you align with these experienced NHL figures challenging the adequacy of the fine, or do you think the NHL made the correct call with the $5,000 fine? The ongoing discussion about player safety and disciplinary actions in the league remains a topic of interest among both fans and experts.

Source: Bruinsinsider
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