Artemi Panarin will have to pay $ 5,000 for the Bruins winger Brad Marchand in the final seconds of the Rangers’ victory in Boston on Friday afternoon – the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.
Panarin confirmed on Saturday that he was truly infuriated by Russia-related insults made by Merchant – the Star Rangers winger believes he crossed a line.
“That’s why I lost my mind,” Panarin said.
Although it was widely reported that Marchand had deliberately mentioned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s touching content before Panarin confirmed it – Panarin had previously publicly criticized him – and suggested that no Russian would like Panarin, the NHL didn’t think so. The troubled Bruin said something worthy of discipline.
Marchand has been up for an ABC broadcast, the Post confirmed, but if the audio isn’t broadcast, it won’t be stored. Although it is available for review, the NHL’s collective bargaining protocol with the NHL Players Association prevents the league from reviewing audio content for any reason related to potential discipline.
The only way the NHLPA can accept players wearing microphones is if they have that promise.
In this particular case, the linesman was standing directly between the benches during the exchange. Linesmen and referees should report anything that warrants the NHL to take action.
As Larry Brooks of The Post reported Friday, Rangers clearly felt that Marchand should have had consequences, considering he asked the league to review his behavior.
Asked if you think Marchand should have been fined, Panarin, in a nutshell, said yes.
“Yeah, I think that’s not honest,” he said. “Because after that I can’t control myself. It’s important [know] Not that I started it. I didn’t say anything good about him, but I think it’s different when you touch the country. Maybe all the Russians want to protect their country.
“In the NHL, a lot of people say bad words sometimes.… [But] How do we want to be human? For children and for everyone, we need to be good examples. Because, as athletes, a lot of people look at us. In the last five to ten years, trash talk has become very popular. But we have children [watching] Who grows up and that’s really important. … I think balance is important. ”
At this point, however, the Rangers are certainly not expecting George Paros, head of the player’s safety division, to do them any favors. After the firm issued a scathing statement following Tom Wilson’s soft discipline last season, Paros has been less inclined to cut the Rangers to any breaks after calling it “awkward” to continue in his current role.
Panarin, however, delivered a punch line that made the whole situation even more joke. No matter how much the league fined, or dropped, it never made a difference. Because, really, what is the $ 5,000 dollar for an NHL player?
“I lost 5K, but thanks to the old general manager $ 11.6 [million]”I’m fine,” Panarin said, laughing.