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NHL DOPS inconsistencies continue as league announces fine for a play that happens every game

Published January 22, 2024 at 12:32
BY SAM
Early in the game last night when the Toronto Maple Leafs took on the Seattle Kraken, Leaf's defender Conor Timmins cross checked Seattle forward Brandon Tanev in the lower back causing him to fall, feet first into the boards.

It's a play that happens regularly, but one that should always be called. As such, Timmins got a 2 minute cross checking penalty. However, that wasn't good enough in the eyes of the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety; take a look.


Toronto's Conor Timmins has been fined $2,864.58, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for cross-checking Seattle's Brandon Tanev.



This is another example of the Department of Player Safety being anything but consistent as most of the time a play like that not only goes unpunished, but the League almost never steps in.

All we want is consistency. Apparently that's too much to ask for from the NHL
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NHL DOPS inconsistencies continue as league announces fine for a play that happens every game

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