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Saturday, May 20, 2017

REGINA'S GETZLAF FINED FOR GAY SLUR

 

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 on Saturday for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

The NHL announced the fine several hours before Game 5 against the Nashville Predators. Getzlaf the Ducks' leading scorer in the post-season, avoided a suspension.

Getzlaf was captured by television cameras appearing to shout the inappropriate remark in frustration with an official after returning to Anaheim's bench during overtime.

One year ago, Chicago forward Andrew Shaw was suspended for one game and fined $5,000 for directing a homophobic slur toward an official during a playoff game.

Earlier this week, the Toronto Blue Jays suspended centre-fielder Kevin Pillar for two games for directing a homophobic slur toward an opposing pitcher.

Getzlaf's fine is the maximum allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement with the NHLPA.

(The Associated Press)


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting how the MLB and NHL deal with very similar situations. Pillar gets a 2 game suspension by the Jays and under investigation by MLB, and the NHL fine its superstars what amounts to pocket change. I guess the leagues and teams view the impact on their brand quite differently.

Anonymous said...

It's about time, he's a whinny baby that gets away with everything

Anonymous said...

Good job Erie beating those Seattle thugs today.

Anonymous said...

2 different senerios. Its playoffs. May have been differebt for reg season

Anonymous said...

Get over it already they were the superior team

Anonymous said...

Seattle Thugs had no trouble with the thin skinned Regina Patsies don't forget.
Getzlaf $10,000.00 fine is a friggin joke and besides he won't pay it the Hockey Club will.

Anonymous said...

Good lord - well clearly Slap Shot could not be remade as the classic scene having Reg Dunlop discuss a similar matter with Denis Lemieux and Denis explaining why it's not possible.

This is not a world of men anymore.

Anonymous said...

That is the stupidist statement that I have seen on this blog. Ever.

Anonymous said...

How many Erir players did Ottenbreit head hunt?

Anonymous said...

Would you get fined for calling somebody 'Straight'?

Anonymous said...

The only Patsie around here is the person that tries to insult teams or players anonymously.
Big tough guys these key board warriors.

Reginald of Regina

Anonymous said...

Pillar's suspension was team imposed. MLB did nothing to punish Pillar. Getzlaf's fine was imposed by the league. Pillar wasn't fined, but donated his salary from his two game team imposed suspension.

So if you're an LGTBQ supporter, Pillar is better than Getzlaf, Blue Jays are better than the Ducks and the NHL is better than MLB.

Anonymous said...

None. .

Anonymous said...

None. .check the stats ..2 min coincidental minor with strome. .roughing for each.

Anonymous said...

Would the Jays suspend Pillar for two games in the ALCS....doubtful

Anonymous said...

It was not a homophobic slur. The PC police are out of control.

Unknown said...

I could never figure out how hockey allows the language they do, and the verbal abuse the refs constantly take ... that is one thing the NBA has right.