I would imagine if any other head coaches in the other major sports would even dare try to do something like that. A suspension is likelier in the NFL or NBA. But in hockey, a fine will do.
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville got angry last night when a call didn’t go against the St. Louis Blues as he had hoped.
While yelling at the referees for not handing the St. Louis Blues a delay of game penalty, he made an inappropriate gesture. Making matters worse, it was caught on camera.
The league came down hard on the coach and fined him $25,000.
“I was definitely excited and disappointed at the call,” Quenneville said before the fine was announced. “I apologize for my behavior. It wasn’t very appropriate at all. It was a bush league move on my part.”
The Blackhawks ended up losing in the third overtime and trail the playoff series 1-0.