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Report: Sharks to stay silent about fine for comments

May 18, 2013, 6:33 PM EST

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The San Jose Sharks won’t utter a word about the league fining them $100K for uttering critical words about the Raffi Torres suspension, according to the Mercury News’ David Pollak.

Pollak believes that there’s a bylaw that could have resulted in another fine if they did complain about it, so perhaps the Sharks feel like they made enough of an “investment” in airing their grievances about the decision.

More than a few people feel that the Sharks did the right thing for expressing their dismay regarding the controversial decision to suspend the 31-year-old hitter for the remainder of the Western Conference semifinals.

Getting fined again would probably cause more trouble than it would be worth, though.

  1. sjsharks66 - May 18, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Don’t back down. Call out Bettman this time. Get that clown fired.

    • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 18, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      LOL
      He mad

  2. 950003cups - May 18, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Only time the league shows tolerance is when it’s a Penguin. If Matt Cooke were on any other team, he’d have been thrown out of the league.

    • hazlydose - May 18, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      Yeah your right. Matt Cooke wasn’t the player that set the precedent of being suspended for an entire series. He didn’t receive a ten game suspension before that either. Good thing the league shows tolerance for the penguins or those things might have happened! Oh wait, they did…

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      In 2011 Cooke was suspended for the entire first round of the playoffs, you ignorant twit. Gad I’m glad you aren’t a Pens fan…that’d be tough to take.

  3. jhuck92 - May 18, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Not controversial at all. The Sharks knew what they were getting when they traded for Torres.

  4. pirovash88 - May 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    I’m glad they were fined. The whole franchise have turned into a bunch of whiners. You wanna prove something, win on the ice.

  5. steeltuff - May 18, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    They fly high during the regular season, but they’re duds (again) in the playoffs. They’re the Washington Capitals of the Western Conference.

  6. hockinj25 - May 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    I wonder what the fine for complaining about a fine would be.

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