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There's been a large to-do recently about discipline in the NHL, from Shea Weber's fine to Matt Carkner and Carl Haglen's suspensions. There's no consistency in discipline, especially when so much of it is based off of whether someone is injured or not. There's no punishing the intent, rather, there's punishing of the outcome. The intent here was to embarrass a New York Rangers player while they were giving a TV interview. The outcome was Zenon Konopka getting popped with a $2500 fine (yes, just as much as Shea Weber got for slamming Henrik Zetterberg's face into the glass) and the Ottawa Senators getting a bill for $10,000... for chirping. Keep in mind, that none of this would be a fine had it not happened on national television. From the NHL: NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators forward Zenon Konopkahas been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and his club fined $10,000 for Konopka's conduct prior to Game 2 of t...
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