That is only 0.00083% of his $6,000,000 salary....that'd be like me getting fined $67! I have a feeling I'd miss the $67 more than he is going to miss the $5000. NHLPA is some COMPLETE bulls***. In the video he even lifted his leg way back in the opposite direction to get a good whack at Smith. I've never seen a worse slew foot, and am I hearing right that Smith is the one who got a hooking penalty on the play? Wow NHL, Wow....
Yes, I can remember a incident where a bad call benefitted the Wings. The first thing that comes to mind is that puck that came up and obviously hit the netting and we scored on because of a blown non-call by the refs.
You don't have to go that far. This very last night game. Wings score on power play after hooking penalty to Burns. There was no hooking whatsoever on this play.
And what happen next? Those m*****f***** Rooney called Ericsson for interference!! Then guppies scored. Any given game will be played 3x3 most of time if refs call THAT interference.
Because there doesn't have to be a penalty assessed for the league to discipline dirty play. Hence, the term "supplemental discipline".
Well, it seems it doesn't work either way. Even if there were a penalty in the game, it wont necessarily results in any discipline (*even if* it is required by the Rule: remember Malkin's instigator at the end of the game and no suspension).
NHL should put their s*** together, show some consistence and discipline referees for utter mistakes would be a good start.