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Kyle Clifford and Wayne Simmonds fined for very different infractions

The fines are almost identical.

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He was in the lineup for a reason. And here we are.
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It was more of a bob or a bonk, and likely should be called unsportsmanlike conduct.

The still shot.

This one was a little more serious and less silly:

What this all reveals is how foolish the fine system is — it’s capped at a percentage of salary, so these two are almost the same fines, not because the actions are the same, but because the players make similar money.

This is the NHL way.