Found May 19, 2013 on NESN.com:
The San Jose Sharks have a hefty fine that will go along with Raffi Torres‘ suspension for the remainder of the Sharks’ series against the Los Angeles Kings. Torres was suspended by the NHL for a vicious hit on Kings center Jarrett Stoll during Game 1, and Sharks general manager, Doug Wilson, took exception to the decision and it has cost the organization $100,000, according to CBS Sports. Wilson commented on the suspension saying, “comparing the facts of this incident against the actual wording of Rule 48.1, it appears that the NHL has not only made an inappropriate application of this rule but is trying to make an example out of a player who is being judged on past events, one who has changed his game dramatically this season and taken only six minor penalties in 39 games.” The NHL fined the team for Wilson’s comments, saying that they were a violation of league rules that bar teams from making official statements in the 48-hour window after a disciplinary ruling has been made. Th...
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