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Old 10-07-2011, 07:12 PM
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Mats Zuccarello Fined $2,500 for Boarding

NEW YORK – New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford in NHL Game #5 on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden, the National Hockey League announced today.

The incident, which occurred 3:05 into the first period, was reviewed by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. The fine was levied for violation of Rule 41.1 – Boarding, of the National Hockey League’s Official Rules. A minor penalty for boarding was assessed on the play.

The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:31 PM
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Right call, the hit didn't warrant a suspension.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:20 PM
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If that was somebody other than Kyle Clifford it probably would have been a suspension lol
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That wasn't even worth a suspension.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:08 PM
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If that was somebody other than Kyle Clifford it probably would have been a suspension lol
agreed, stupid play by matt z. !!
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:11 PM
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Wow no suspension! If Clifford did it there would have been at least 4 games!
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:03 PM
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That wasn't even worth a suspension.
or a fine
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:16 AM
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I may be in the unpopular opinion on this one, but I would have been ok with a game here, because I think most of us realize that had Clifford and Zuccarello's roles been reversed, we might have been seeing a stiffer penalty. It wasn't malicious, but it was a reckless play that they're trying to get out of the game.

While I think the headshots crackdown is mostly garbage, I do support the league's crackdown on hits from behind which have never been legal, but I'd like to see them prove themselves to be consistent.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:06 AM
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Getting out of control.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:16 PM
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To say it wasn't worthy of a fine is retarded. It was a text book example of what they are trying to get out of the game. It's the state of the game.
Do I think they have gone over board here? Yes. Because in a perfect world Zuccarello hits Clifford and Clifford gets up and wipes the floor with him. Zuccarello learns a lesson with some bumps and bruises, and thinks twice next time he see a guys name-plate with an opportunity to hit him.
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