Colin Campbell’s Wheel of Justice was called in to weigh the cost of words against NHL Officials in regard to Joel Quenneville’s loony outburst after Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.
The Wheel spit out a $10,000 fine for these words:
“I think we witnessed probably the worst call in the history of sports there,” Quenneville said after the game. “Nothing play. “They scored, it’s 3-0. They ruined a good hockey game and absolutely destroyed what was going on the ice. … Never seen anything like it.”
Let’s go back down the notable checklist of punishments from the Wheel of Justice.
- Sucker-punching a player while he’s not looking: No suspension.
- Criticizing officials: $10,000 fine
- Making fun of other players for banging girls they used to: Indefinite suspension and league-wide scorn.
- Deliver an open-ice hit similar to that of Mike Brown of Anaheim: Six games and national scorn… If your name is Donald Brashear.
It all makes complete sense.