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Dominic Moore fined $2,500

Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:00 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2012 9:03 pm
By: Adam Gretz

The New York Rangers were upset about a hit that Dominic Moore put on Ruslan Fedotenko Thursday night, and there was some discussion as to whether or not it would result in any supplemental discipline from the league.

The NHL announced on Friday evening that it is going to hand out some additional punishment, fining the Lightning forward $2,500 for his hit that occurred early in the third period of the Rangers 4-3 overtime win. It's a decision that is probably going to fire up some debate and result in plenty of disagreement, not only because it came away from the play (Fedotenko didn't have the puck) but because it also appeared to be a clear hit to the head.

In case you missed it earlier, here is the play once again:

Moore was penalized on the play, receiving a two-minute minor for roughing while Fedotenko was pretty clearly shaken up as a result of the hit.

Previously at Eye On Hockey

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Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 20, 2012 12:50 am

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

Almost the EXACT, SAME SORT OF HIT that Steckel of the Caps put on Sidney Crosby in the Winter Classic which caused Crosby to be out indefinately with no date of return.  A CHEAP SHOT IS A CHEAP SHOT IS A CHEAP SHOT!  This was clearly a CHEAP SHOT and the fine should be $250,000 then you would not see this type of hit again, at least not on purpose!

Since: Jan 1, 2012
Posted on: February 11, 2012 5:28 pm

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

How about the upward movement of his arm/shoulder on contact. Not exactly the reaction of an accidental collision.

Since: Jan 1, 2012
Posted on: February 11, 2012 5:07 pm

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

Where was the puck?

Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2012 2:02 pm

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

I don't know..... I watched the view behind the net and there is no contact to the head at all by Moore. If anything Fedotenkos stick hits himself in the head. Interefence at best.
Way to screw up another one Shanahan

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: February 11, 2012 11:10 am

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

Shanahan again decides not to suspend a TB player.    Nice job managing the perception Shanny.    Stevie and Shanny still good friends.

Malone gets no discipline
Downie gets off easy with a fine despite his track record
Moore gets away with a head shot with only a weak fine.  
Not to be discounted is NYR's physical style of play.   They initiate contact and the more contact that happens in a game, the more dirty plays are going to be in a game, that's how the league has been for decades.    Tortorella's style with this team means more of this stuff is going to happen.   NYR fans should expect it and expect more concussions and injuries from hits.    They should not complain about the 2 minute minor (not being a 5) because of all the physical play and inevitable missed calls be refs.

Everybody has a reason to complain or at least ask why another TB Lightning player didn't get suspended.

Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: February 11, 2012 10:20 am

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

Go to the 1:22 mark and watch the replay slowly and as many times as you want.  There was ZERO contact with the head.  The contact was Moores back with the chest and arms of Ruslan who clearly did see him come and reacted by picking up his stick and arms to fend off the contact.  Well done by Fedetenko to play it up but that was in no way a hit to the head. 

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2012 10:17 am

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

looked like intent on moore's part, he kind of jumps and clearly lifts arm/shoulder, but not sure he really catches fedentko as bad as he makes it appear. that has drawn suspensions though, so fine may have been a bit light

Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: February 11, 2012 10:03 am

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

Woah!! Watch the video again, especially at :54 seconds, Fedotenko's head never connects with dominic moore.  Additionally, Moore is completely backwards when he makes the hit, meaning he was unable to aim for any particular part of Fedotenko's body.  This is nothing more than an interference call.  The only debatable thing here is why you, Adam, didn't  watch every angle  before saying there was "clear hit to the head".   A better story would have included the back story on this hit, and why Dominic Moore interered with Fedotenko.  Just a few minutes before this hit, Fedotenko checked Moore from behind, which wasn't called as a boarding penalty when it should have. The refs missed the boarding call, so Moore took matters into his own hands.

Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2012 8:58 am

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

2 totally different scenarios.  In the first Fedotenko never saw the hit coming and it was directed to his head.  The second scenario if they both drop the gloves the outcome is the result of both players knowing what could happen as a result of their actions.  The problem that I have with this league is Brendon Shannahan.  He is not consistent with his rulings.  I understand having a past record going into the decision of the fine and or suspension but he has not been consistent with this.  If this had been a star player there would have been a suspension.  Because it was Fedotenko and not Gaborik or Richards it went by the way side.  Wait till March 3rd Brendon, someone is going to get hurt in Tampa when the Rangers and the Lightning play again.

Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2012 6:55 am

Dominic Moore fined $2,500

so let me get this straight moore drives his shoulder into fedotenko's jaw thats a dirty illegal hit. (I agree) hypothetically moore drops gloves and squares off on fedotenko drives his fist under fedotenko's jaw breaking jaw driviving jaw bone back causing concussion and other injuries  thats clean and all good---hmm  one is intentional (Clean) the other could be unintentional (Dirty) something is wrong

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