UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Home Ice

SHANAFINED! Dallas' Jamie Benn $10K lighter after vicious crosscheck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9iUDU_UmwQQ

The verdict is in on Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn after his vicious cheap shot on Edmonton forward Ryan Jones on Thursday night.

https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/307935140162703360

No suspension on the play. Surprising? Probably not. Benn's pretty much kept his nose clean before this incident and 10 grand is the maximum fine allowable so, in theory at least, the league is making a point here.

Still, the incident seems to cry out for something a little more punitive than asking Benn to fork over the cash he makes for half a period's worth of work. The Stars were being beaten up one side and down the other by the Oilers and their growing frustration was obvious in their increasingly chippy play. When Jones bumped into Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen -- even after making an attempt to avoid contact -- it was only a matter of time before a Star retaliated.

The video details the rest: Benn comes off the bench, makes a beeline to an unsuspecting Jones and lays a two-hander on his lower back.

Pretty tough to argue that was a hockey play. But it wasn't enough to convince Shanny to sit Benn down.

Benn's not thought of as a dirty player by any means, but it wouldn't take too many more garbage plays like this to change his rep. No priors or not, I'd say he got away easy on this one.

More Home Ice

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again