NHL Fines Detroit Red Wings $250K for Controversial Comments on Lockout

September 22nd, 2012 by donald wood Leave a reply »
After Detroit Red Wings Senior Vice President and Alternate Governor Jim Devellano voiced his distaste for the NHL Lockout, the league brought down a fine on the executive to the tune of $250,000, according to Yahoo! Sports NHL writer Nick Cotsonika.

Guessing this is already out there, but Devellano fined $250K for his comments. Stiff price for telling the truth.

— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) September 22, 2012 Devellano told the Island Sports News about how he views the NHL Lockout (this is just one of the comments from the column that the NHL claims warranted the fines):

It's very complicated and way too much for the average Joe to understand. But having said that, I will tell you this: The owners can basically be viewed as the ranch, and the players, and me included, are the cattle. The owners own the ranch and allow the players to eat there. That's the way it's always been and that's the way it will be forever. And the owners simply aren't going to let a union push them around. It's not going to happen.

As distasteful as the comment is, the assessment is spot on.

The NHL was right to fine the Red Wings executive ...

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