Paul Maurice roasts the NHL over Jacob Trouba fine.

Paul Maurice roasts the NHL over Jacob Trouba fine.

Paul Maurice was once again doing his best stand up comedy routine during his media availability.

Jonathan Larivee

Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice has turned his media availabilities during the playoffs into something of a stand up comedy routine, and many were expecting that to continue today after the announcement that the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety had come down on New York Rangers captain Jacob Trouba.

Maurice would not disappoint on Monday, immediately jumping at the chance to crack wise about the slap on the wrist that Trouba received in the form of a $5,000 fine for his hit on Panthers forward Evan Rodrigues.

"Take the hat, pass it around. Poor lad. Poor Jake. He won’t be able to eat,"said a very sarcastic Paul Maurice.

For some context, Trouba is currently in the 6th year of a 7 year deal that carries an average annual value and cap hit of $8 million per season, so $5,000 really is a drop in the bucket.

That being said Maurice wouldn't go any further than that in his criticism of the decision from the NHL, choosing wisely to avoid touching on any subject that could potentially see him disciplined by the league.

"I'm not biting," insisted Maurice when pressed on the subject.

To hear Maurice in all of his comedy glory, you can check out the short clip below: