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Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident

Posted on: May 28, 2011 10:40 pm
Edited on: May 28, 2011 10:43 pm
BOSTON --- Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton was fined an undisclosed amount for squirting water then throwing the bottle at a fan after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters on Saturday.

“You know that’s an unfortunate incident,” Chiarelli said. “I didn’t really focus on it and I didn’t talk to Nathan Horton about it. He has been fined. So that issue has been resolved.” learned on Thursday, a day after the incident at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Horton would not be suspended. The league, however, doesn’t announce fines, leaving the clubs to disclose such discipline.

Horton scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning as the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final where they will face the Vancouver Canucks.

It’s likely Horton was fined the maximum under the collective bargaining agreement ($2,500), the same amount teammate Andrew Ference was slapped with after an obscene gesture directed to Montreal Canadiens fans earlier in the playoffs.

Horton's incident, which followed the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-4 victory in Game 6, was caught on video. A TV replay also showed Bruins forward David Krejci get hit in the head with one of the plastic noisemakers handed out to fans as they entered the arena.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:46 pm
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Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:09 pm

Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident


But comparing towels falling from the stands and those plastic things is ridiculous.  Those plastic things were bouncng pretty hard off the players heads.  Can't say I have ever been injured by a hand towel.  Any hard object from 3 stories up could hurt.  That's why they were hard hats on job sites.     

Horton did wrong and was fined. End of story.

And anyone saying the leniency 
was because Campbell's son plays for the Bruins, has exposed themselves as a truly uneducated hockey fan.  Campbell comes down pretty hard on the B's and on the flip side, Cook from Pittsburgh pretty much got away with pruposely ending Savard career with the blind side head shot he laid on him.    Outside the Chara hit (which most every hockey expert says was a unfortunate clean hit), I can't think of a time where a Bruin "got away with something."   &

It was a hard fought series where both teams deserved to win.  Hopefully this Bruins team can end the Cup drought...   

Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2011 3:30 pm

Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident

Except precedence has them doing it in a playoff series to a coach for a Game 6.  Along with Mr Campbell's own words declaring any player, coach or personal must refrain from having contact with fans.

Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2011 3:28 pm

Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident

What part of the end of Game 1 did you watch?  Everybody else in the world saw "Boston fans throwing things at the Lightning".

Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2011 2:54 pm

Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident

Horton was getting thrown at because he just took another cheap shot at Dominic Moore , AFTER the game was over. Moore just happened to be on the same line that scored the winning goal against Horton's line. This was alsoo the same player Horton went after in game !, only he didn't wait for the whistle. The combination of a thrown water bottle and cheap shot should have earned him a suspension, but with Colin Campbell's son playing for the Bruin's it was not going to happen. John Tortorella was suspended for that action. The additional paddles thrown were done by Bruin fans at Lightning players.

Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: May 30, 2011 1:57 pm

Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident

Typical Bruins class on display......

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:32 am

Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident

LightningMajT. . . we don't want "YOU PEOPLE" rooting for our B's   Just sit home and cry because you lost. 

"So light they hardly made the ice."  Really?  The ice sure was covered with them so they were getting there somehow.

You didn't see Boston fans throwing things at the Lightning when you played here.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:24 am

Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident


Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: May 30, 2011 7:15 am

Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident

He didnt throw it at a fan, he squirted the contents of the bottle at a fan. And, as the announcers said, in the previous cases fights and or use of sticks resulted in a one game suspension.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 1:43 am

Bruins' Horton fined over water bottle incident

Any other time, if a player were to throw an object in the direction of a fan it would at least come with a 1 game suspension, it's sad that at times like these the league overlooks the norm and takes pity due to it being the Stanley Cup.
such a minor thing like this, theres NO way you suspend a guy and effect the outcome of a playoff game, a game 7 at that!! They will NEVER suspend a guy for this type of action, especially in the playoffs, THATS the bottom line, and they SHOULDNT

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