Tortorella Fined $30,000 For Clearly Sarcastic Accusation of NBC/NHL Collusion

NEW YORK (Jan. 4, 2012) — New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella has been fined for comments made following Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

“There is no acceptable explanation or excuse for commentary challenging the integrity of the League, its officials or its broadcast partners,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. “People can disagree with calls by officials on the ice, but even in instances of the utmost frustration there is no justification for speaking as inappropriately and irresponsibly as Mr. Tortorella did.”

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