Explore the fallout as Rangers’ Captain Jacob Trouba gets fined $5,000 in the midst of a high-sticking incident during their thrilling win over the Bruins.
The New York Rangers captain has received discipline. Indeed, it’s safe to say the Trouba Train has received a ticket. During the Rangers 7-4 statement win over the Boston Bruins on. Saturday at Madison Square Garden, Trouba got caught up in the heat of the moment, resulting in a maximum $5,000 fine for a high-sticking episode on Trent Frederic. There was no penalty on the play.
Now, there’s this little mystery about Trouba possibly aiming for Frederic’s leg initially, but, it ended up being a face-to-helmet connection. Frederic, probably expecting a leg check, got a surprise headshot. Intentional or not, that’s a no-no.
Trouba’s Tangle: Captain’s Fine Sparks Rinkside Riddles and Financial Frenzy:
Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers got the same fine for a similar stick situation, tripping Bo Horvat in a game earlier this season against the New York Islanders. The moral of the story? Keep those sticks in check. Some argue both should’ve faced game suspensions, but alas, it’s the fines we got.
Now, let’s dive into the financial drama. That $5,000 fine? Well, for Trouba, who’s making $8 million this season, it’s like handing someone making the national average of $60,000 a mere $37.50.
Furthermore, Trouba hit the ice for a total of 1,738 minutes, all for that $8 million paycheck. Now, when you break it down, that’s about $4,602 for every precious minute he spent battling on the rink. It’s roughly the equivalent of, wait for it, about 2 shifts for Trouba.
Yeah, wrap your head around that one. It’s one of those fines that look hefty but in reality, are a blip on the financial radar.
Amidst all this chaos, Trouba showcased his defensive prowess with a stellar +4 rating and three blocked shots in the game. He leads the league with 67 blocked shots.
Yes, he has one goal and eight points in 19 games this season. Yet the defenseman means more to the team than scoring. The Rangers were fortunate not to lose him. “It starts with Jacob Trouba, who has been an absolute warrior for our team”, reigning head coach of the month Peter Laviolette said after Saturday’s win placed the Blueshirts atop the NHL standings. That’s the captain of your team setting the tone.”