According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, Cam Talbot could be looking at a fine for his f-bomb-laced rant in regards to the NHL’s goaltender interference.
Expect Cam Talbot to be fined by the NHL for Saturday’s postgame comments.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 21, 2018
For me, this is one of those annoying things about the NHL that misses the mark and promotes the culture of robotic athletes. Why can’t these guys speak their minds? Sure, I get why the NHL wouldn’t want their guys tearing them down with a profanity-filled rant but I hate the idea of guys not being able to speak their minds. Sure, Talbot can easily afford whatever the fine will be, but he should still be allowed to speak his mind freely.
From where I blog, I would rather see the players showcasing their personalities and not repeatedly spitting out the old hockey cliches that we’ve always known. To me, handing out fines to guys for being critical of a failing NHL process is a detriment to the product, and they are missing out a major opportunity to market themselves through the power of personality. Just think of how much fun the NHL could be if guys were encouraged to speak their mind and not just repeat the same responses over and over again.
Source: John Shannon, Verified Twitter Account, 2/20/2018 – 8:11pm MST