A total of $60,096.76 according to the NHL. So now my question is this: There was plenty of discussion here about fining Zdeno Chara for that hit. Some had stated that they said only $2,500 could be levied on him.
If that is true, why this much larger fine?
I myself thought there would be some sort of financial penalty, in line with NFL fines (such as Merriweather, but that's a WHOLE different story now). This $60k is much more appropriate and what I was expecting at first for Chara.
So, the NHL is being inconsistent? Or, is it really boiling down to the fact that they have been focusing on true head shots. We've seen the retroactive focus on these since Cooke, and here is another punishment coming down. They have gone after blatent hits, and one's less so like Paille's.
Due to this, I do believe there should have been some sort of financial penalty for Z. I also believe that this ruling really seems to be boiling down to the fact that Chara's hit on Max Pacioretty was a rub out, and not a direct head shot.