Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NHL Fines Rangers Tortorella 30K

The National Hockey League sent a large message in response to the post game  comments of New York Rangers coach John Tortorella levying a $30K fine. Tortorella has since apologized for his statements claiming he was being sarcastic, but the league certainly didn't see the humor in it.

That Tortorella was fined for questioning the integrity of the officials and even the league is not surprising, but the amount is higher than many expected. The league was definitely looking to send a message here to anyone thinking of making similar comments and the level will definitely make that message known.