The NHL decided to hand Montreal Canadiens forward Erik Cole the slap-on-the-wrist fine of $2,500 for an incident with Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry.
Some will call it merely tripping – that’s the phrase the league used – while many referred to Cole’s actions as a “slew-foot.”
Honestly, I haven’t heard any outrage from Habs fans, Oilers enthusiasts or outside observers, but feel free to share your thoughts. Was this a fair punishment, did Cole deserve a suspension or nothing at all? Do tell.
(If you happened to come across video of the play, by all means share it too.)