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Mayers fallout: ‘Hawks dinged $10k for Game 5 warmup antics

May 28, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT


Jamal Mayers hasn’t played once this postseason, and might not ever get the chance.

Mayers, who was fined a half day’s pay for shooting pucks at Detroit’s goal prior to Game 5 of the ‘Hawks-Wings series, has now earned his team an additional $10,000 fine, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

The NHL originally dinged Mayers (for what worked out to approximately $1600) after he shot a series of pucks in Jimmy Howard’s net during the pregame skate.

To his credit, he manned up and accepted responsibility for the incident.

“I was trying to get under their skin,” Mayers told ESPN’s Craig Custance. “The league fined me and took the appropriate action.

“I’ll pay the piper.”

Mayers didn’t play in Game 5, but the ‘Hawks have been a successful bunch following his antics.

They’ve outscored the Wings by four in consecutive wins, and have now scored more goals — eight — in the last two games than they did in the first four games of the series.

  1. comeonnowguys - May 28, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    How come someone didn’t jump him when he did it? According to EA, “It’s in the game!”

  2. sjsharks66 - May 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Because there would be huge suspensions and fines for fighting during warmups.

  3. myspaceyourface - May 28, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Nearly as low class as the Boston organization. What would you expect from HOSEYA and the gang.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 28, 2013 at 1:48 PM


      • isithockeyseasonyet - May 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

        I am not a fan of either teams in this series or Boston but I would like to know who you’re a fan of calling Boston low class? Again, not saying they are or aren’t classy, just wondering if you’re a penguins fan

      • michiganhockey11 - May 29, 2013 at 4:36 PM

        If anyone’s going to call a fan low class, it better be someone from Philly….

    • rogersjd16 - May 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      Haha, what an utterly ignorant and arbitrary comment. As the great Daniel von Bargen as Chief Grady in Super Troopers says – “Desperation is a stinky cologne”. You can also insert “jealousy” for desperation…

  4. grillmarks - May 28, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Mayers has played this season for the Hawks. I specifically remember he and Torres fighting in an early Hawks/Coyotes matchup.

    • edwelsh8 - May 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      He played 19 games this year. I don’t know where these writers get their information.

      • Mike Halford - May 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

        typo. erased “post” in front of season. apologies. it wasn’t an information error, it was a typo.

    • Mike Halford - May 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      typo. erased “post” in front of season. apologies.

  5. gatorjr - May 28, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Just shows how dirty the Hawks play.

  6. alexbaymac - May 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    He’s a smart man. A cagey veteran who has been marginalized by a very deep pool of youngsters, coming up in a very good system, this was cheap advertising to get his name out there to be picked up in the summer by a team that may need a good player fairly cheap. Hats off to you, Mr Mayers! I for one will be sad if you don’t return in the fall (as I guess you won’t). That’s the way you always played, full out every shift. Take your shot & pay the price….just like here.
    And is it coincidence that Howard seemed to come a little unglued in games after this happened? Who knows…but it was still worth it!

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