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

Mar 9, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

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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.)

  1. hockeyfan1701 - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    He has the best Slew Foot teacher on his team, P.K. Slewbon….

  2. arbruins - Mar 10, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    Hey Habsman…Karma?

    • habsman - Mar 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      All cheap shots and sucker punches should be punished.

  3. arbruins - Mar 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    I agree…every team does it. Now can we stop complaining about it when happens?

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