NHL hands Erik Cole $2,500 fine for “tripping”

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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.)