You're right....Because making someone who gets millions pay 10k for sucker punching our captain and putting him out will deter benn the next time he decides to do it. Not a punch to the face. That's so barbaric.
We need a wiki now to show us how to sneak in flowers and love letters to the next game so when someone runs one of our players or punches them in the back of the head we can all throw those onto the ice and tell said player how much we love him and appreciate his hard work. WE LOVE YOU BENN GROUP HUG!!!
Yeah let's all send Benn some love-letters and flowers maybe if we do the same thing with the NHL department of players safety they'll come to their senses and fine a multi-millionaire 10.000 bucks lol
The only way I'm sending him a letter would be if a guy like Colton Orr, Brian McGrattan or Frazer McLaren delivers the letter on the ice
Just read somewhere, that the Isles fans are complaining about Tavares taking a beating with Martin out with a broken nose. So I guess Brian Burke was right, when he said if the enforcers are gone the rats will take over we are seeing that now.
Sending a message leaguewide that you can't go after our starplayers without payback (either fight our tough-guy or our tough-guy will go after everyone including the other starplayers). I mean how much longer are people willing to accept that crap ?
I'm sure if a guy like Frazer McLaren tells Benn you either fight me, or I'm going after Seguin, Nischuskin...basically anybody from your team then Benn will start to think maybe it wasn't the best idea to punch Z 2 times in the head, because if he doesn't fight then someone else is toast because of his actions.
It will do something; look at the NFL. Suh gets hit with a six figure fine, then he goes a full season without even incurring a penalty. Hockey players are tough. They're not scared of some half-assed fight. In many cases, no one ever lands a solid punch. How is that more discouraging than going after their finances?
Not enforcing the rules does lead to an arms race. That's why every team used to have a designated enforcer. It's also a terrible way of encouraging safety; just look at the lawsuit against the nhl.
i.e 2.500 $ fine for a guy who made 14.000.000 that year.
it's unbelievable and if the league isn't willing to really do anything it should be up to the teams to take matters in their own hands and mean business.