Hoglander punished by NHL Player Safety and fans are NOT happy
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Hoglander punished by NHL Player Safety and fans are NOT happy

Yikes! George Parros is woefully unfit for this job.



This just in, NHL Player Safety has fined Vancouver Canucks forward Nils Hoglander $2,864.58 for his slew foot on San Jose Sharks forward Kevin Labanc yesterday evening.

Check it out:

Here's the play in question:

That's a dirty play that could have very dangerous consequences. Frankly, I'm surprised that Hoglander got off with such a paltry punishment. A $2,800 fine is like lunch money to an NHL player. A much more impactful punishment would have come in the way of a one or two game suspension. 

And I'm not the only one frustrated with NHL Player Safety, plenty of fans online are ripping into George Parros, the department's head.

Check out some of these replies to the news of Hoglander's fine:

For what it's worth, Hoglander has no history of suspension or fine from NHL Player Safety. It's also worth noting that Labanc did not appear injured on the play and that Hoglander received a 5 minute match penalty for his dirty play.

The Canucks ended up enduring the long penalty kill and came out of the game with a tidy 3-1 victory over the 32nd place Sharks. For the Canucks, it was important to snap a two game losing skid, their first losing streak of the season. The team looks rejuvenated under new head coach Rick Tocchet and has been amongst the NHL's best teams to start the season.

Captain Quinn Hughes is off to the best season start by an NHL defenseman since the likes of Bobby Orr, while forwards Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser are amongst the league leaders for goals and points. Goaltender Thatcher Demko looks like an early Vezina Trophy candidate and head coach Rick Tocchet is poised for a Jack Adams Award nomination as the NHL's best coach. All in all it's been a dream start for this Canucks team.

Source: NHL Player Safety