Paul Maurice Fined Announced For Abuse Of Official

Published January 19, 2023 at 11:56 PM

Florida Panthers Head Coach Paul Maurice wasn't a happy camper after last night's game vs the Toronto Maple Leafs. Maurice would slam the officials claiming the calls all went in the Leafs favor suggesting favoritism towards the Leafs.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has already laid down the law to all teams players and coaches that there will be zero tolerance towards abuse of Officials.

So you knew Maurice will be fined, and sure enough he was as the NHL has announced Maurice was fined the sum of $25,000.

Incase you missed his post game interview here's his quote and video that costed him a good chunk of change.

After the game Maurice would comment on the officiating saying:

"I just explained to them it had nothing to do with my players. Maurice said, "It has to do with a relationship I have with one of the referees.

That's what it's all about. There will always be penalties that you take in a game here," suggesting favoritism to the Leafs. "But there is a whole lot you're not going to like at all. We had the inordinate share of those described calls..

"I don't know what the hell those were doing tonight. It certainly wasn't Florida Panthers friendly."

- Paul Maurice

We hope that NHL officials have a hidden agenda but this is the 3rd time Coaches have questioned the officiating vs the Toronto Maple Leafs alone. If the higher market teams are getting favorable calls this is something that needs to be investigated. Let the players win the games not the officials.

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