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NHL BEING CALLED OUT FOR INTERESTING PUNISHMENT COMPARISON

JUN 9, 2021  (7H26)      BRENNEN BEAUDIN
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After Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy was fined $25,000 on Tuesday, writers and fans across the world are beginning to question and call out the NHL's standard for punishment.

Cassidy only criticized the officiating, as many coaches do and will always do. The Bruins head coach theorized that the New York Islanders have brainwashed the referees into making them believe they are a super clean team.

Coaches have always done this and $25,000 seems a bit crazy when you compare it to how some players get fined. Take Tom Wilson for example. Wilson was only fined $5,000 earlier in the playoffs after basically attacking Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin. This means that in the eyes of the NHL, Cassidy's comments about the officiating would be five times worse than Wilson's more than aggressive play. Fines for players are, of course, dictated by the collective bargaining agreement between the Players' Union and the league, but it seems odd that coaches would be subjected to much larger fines than players.



Another interesting aspect is that coaches get paid less than players overall. On average, players make between $2.75 to $3.5 million, whereas coaches make about $2.5 million. With this comparison, it really makes no sense as to why a coach would be fined 5 times as much as a player that is likely making much more than them.
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