Tucker gets off with $2 500 fine

Darcy Tucker has been handed a $2 500 fine for hittinga New Jersey Devils player with his (the Devils Players) helmet. Many believe Tucker should’ve been handed a suspension.From the CP

“TORONTO (CP) — Forward Darcy Tucker of the Toronto Maple Leafs was fined $2,500 US but escaped any further punishment from the NHL on Tuesday after the league automatically reviewed his match penalty from the previous night’s game.

Tucker took the helmet off Cam Janssen during a wild fight Monday night and hit the New Jersey Devils winger on the head with it — twice. He was thrown out of the game with his match penalty and NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell reviewed it Tuesday.

“We did not feel it was Tucker’s intent to hurt Janssen with the helmet,” Campbell said Tuesday. “He was trying to get the helmet off and I don’t think he was trying to use it as a weapon.”

Tucker said much the same after Monday’s game.

“It was in the heat of the moment,” Tucker said. “I didn’t really know what the penalty was for until I got to the dressing room.””


52 Responses to Tucker gets off with $2 500 fine

  1. 92-93 says:

    Anyone want to know what i think about the 2006 Leafs … um, no one … good! … ok, quickly:

    2nd-half of 2006 season: make a deal for a #3-4 D-guy (i.e. Leopold) for Allison and Berg (or Khavanov) by the deadline (also, the leafs could use, gulp, Klee if they want to get more back from Calgary – Yelle, Nilsson). Give more ice time to Coliacovo and Kronvall as injuries pile up (and they will). Although I’d rather keep Allison over Lindros, Allison is better trade bait for other teams. After the trade, Lindros plays a more prominent role as a 2nd-line centre between Poni and O’Neill.

    Steen___Sundin___Kilger

    Poni____Lindros___O’Neill

    Tucker__Wellwood__Stajan

    Wilm___Antropov___Domi

    [Czerkawski, Belak]

    McCabe_____Klee

    Kaberle_____Leopold

    Coliacovo___Kronvall

    [Khavanov]

    2006 Offseason:

    Re-sign: Lindros (no more than $2.5 million), McCabe, Kaberle.

    Goodbye: Antropov (injury-history), Pilar (ditto), Czerkawski, Belak, Klee (too expensive), Khavanov.

    Free agent signings: either Langenbrunner (for RW on Sundin’s line and move Kilger back down to 4th line) OR Friesen (for LW on 4th line and keep Kilger on 1st line).

    Bring up Pohl, Battaglia, Brown, and ONE of Harrison, White, Wozniewski, Bell to battle for the #6 defenseman spot. Excercise option on Belfour but on the condition that Tellqvist gets more ice-time (Belfour should reluctantly accept. if not, go after a guy like Turco or Joseph – perhaps trade Racine as part of the package).

    Steen___Sundin___Langdenbrunner

    Poni____Lindros___Stajan

    Tucker__Wellwood__O’Neill

    Kilger____Pohl_____Domi

    [Wilm, Battaglia]

    McCabe__________Leopold

    Kaberle__________Coliacovo

    Kronvall_________Harrison

    [Brown]

    Belfour (or Turco or Joseph)

    [Tellqvist]

    Total: $38.1 million with the cap probably being around $42 million (and I’ve over-estimated the re-sigining of Lindros, Kaberle, and McCabe and the signing of Langdenbrunner).

    Departures: Allison [1.5 million], Czerkawski [500K], Belak [665K], Antropov [1 million], Khavanov [1.25], Berg [1.06 million]

    Additions: Langenbrunner [approx. 2.5 million], Pohl [450K], Battaglia [approx. 450K], Leopold [$1.05 million], Brown [approx. 450K], Harrison [$450K]

    Returnees: Sundin [6.8 million], Lindros [approx: 3 million ], Wellwood [627K], Domi [1.25 million], Wilm [450K], Tucker [1.6 million], Steen [720K], Kilger [475K], O’Neill [1.5 million], Stajan [805K], McCabe [approx: 5 million], Kaberle [approx: 3.5 million], Ponikarovsky [700K], Colliacovo [856K], Kronvall [450K], Belfour [4.56 million], Tellqvist [450K].

    Entering the Marlies: Robbie Earl, Justin Pogge, and maybe Tuukka Rask (or keep him in Finland for another year). Give Williams another year to develop with the Marlies under Maurice and both can come up in 2007-2008.

    So, we’ve got a Leaf’s sqaud that can play D and score. better yet, we have forwards who can play D, and defenseman who can play offensively. the young kids are getting playing time with ‘young’ veterans with more prospects waiting in the wings. the leafs have a solid core group of D-guys (McCabe, Kaberle, Leopold) with Coliacovo soon to join their ranks.

  2. 92-93 says:

    well, you can cross Turco off that list of goaltenders. maybe joseph wouldn’t mind coming back. doubtful though.

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