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NHL Fines Hurricanes Coach Brind'Amour for 'Inappropriate Conduct'

The NHL has fined Rod Brind'Amour $25,000 for "inappropriate conduct" during Sunday's game versus the Washington Capitals.
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The reigning Jack Adams Award winner is about to see his wallet get a tad lighter. 

The NHL announced on Tuesday evening that they have fined Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour $25,000 for "inappropriate conduct" during the Hurricanes' game versus the Washington Capitals on Sunday, November 28th. 

This is not the first time that Brind'Amour has faced discipline for his treatment of the officials during his time as an NHL coach. 

In August of 2020, Brind'Amour was suspended $25,000 by the league as well for remarks he made criticizing the officiating following Game One of the Hurricanes' playoff series versus the Boston Bruins.

Expressing his displeasure with a goal by Boston's Charlie Coyle being upheld despite what he believed to be goaltender interference, Brind'Amour remarked, “We have a million people doing this and they can’t get it right. That’s the problem with this league.” 

It was likely that quote, directly criticizing the NHL's officiating and goal judges, that earned him his hefty fine. 

Brind'Amour is one of the most candid coaches in the league when it comes to his feelings on the game. It's unlikely that another fine will quell his fiery spirit. 

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