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Paul Maurice gives incredible comment on Jacob Trouba's fine


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May 27, 2024  (1:44 PM)
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Panthers coach Paul Maurice has responded to the NHL DOPS's announcement earlier today that Jacob Trouba will be fined $5000 for elbowing Evan Rodrigues.

Head of the NHL Department of Players Safety George Parros said earlier today that the league has decided to penalize Jacob Trouba for elbowing Evan Rodrigues in game three. The league declared that although Trouba would not miss any games, he would receive a $5,000 fine for his behavior.
NY Rangers' Jacob Trouba has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for elbowing Florida's Evan Rodrigues.

As is always the case the league doesn't punish players based off intent and instead only looks at the direct result of the play.
Paul Maurice, the head coach of the Florida Panthers, was questioned about the elbow after the game last night. At the moment, he chose to remain silent to avoid getting fined. After the announcement of the sentence today, Maurice was questioned once more concerning the play and the fine. As usual with Paul Maurice, he provided one of the quotes of the year.
Maurice, as always, getting some laughs in today's media availability this morning.

On Trouba's $5,000 fine for last night's elbow:

«Take the hat, pass it around. Poor lad. Poor Jake. He won't be able to eat.»

This seems to be just another instance of the NHL and its officials not attempting to influence the result of games. But in the end, their inability to safeguard athletes will only cause someone to sustain a more serious harm in the future. Trouba is no longer deserving of leniency because he is now regarded as a repeat offender.
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Paul Maurice gives incredible comment on Jacob Trouba's fine

Is a $5000 fine enough?

No, suspend him11270.9 %
Yes, it's enough1912 %
He didn't deserve that2717.1 %
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