Thornton fined for his interference hit on Perreault

Lately it seems like Joe Thornton has been adjusting his style of play to fit with his likely bottom six deployment for the reminder of the season and into the playoffs. With that he’s add a bit of chippiness to his game, that is generally welcome, but crossed a line Thursday night in Winnipeg and received a fine of $3,017.24 for it.

Toronto’s Joe Thornton has been fined $3,017.24, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Interference on Winnipeg’s Mathieu Perreault.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 23, 2021

Thornton likely to be hearing from @NHLPlayerSafety for this late, high hit on Perreault which sends him to the locker room. Given two minutes for interference. pic.twitter.com/TkQz5Kl4Cd
— NHL Safety Watch (@NHLSafetyWatch) April 23, 2021

The fact that Perreault had no reason to expect a hit coming and of course Perreault’s history of head injuries make the hit concerning, but the good news was that Perreault was able to return to game.
Both teams played hard, physical games and it should make for an interesting Saturday night matchup tomorrow. And while our official statement is we don’t condone reckless hits, the fact that Galchenyuk, Foligno, Thornton, and Simmonds were …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

How to choose the best Sports Watches?

Are you more active than usual lately? Do you feel the adrenaline in your body? They are the signs of good routine, play sports and keep fit. Well, to get to the next level, your best ally is to have a “Sports Watch” that shows you in detail the statistics of your daily activity.
We are in an era where keeping fit is the order of the day. A good diet and sports is the basis of a healthy life. And we all know that practicing sport requires perseverance and dedication. To keep track of how much we have run or how many keystrokes we have at a given time, there are sports watches or smartwatches that will make this task quite easy.
If you are one of those who are starting to play sports or are already a born athlete, you have to buy a watch for sports with GPS.
But stop! Before choosing a sports watch, I’m going to explain some things you should keep in mind when buying a smartwatch. 
Smartwatch and activity wristbands show you an estimate of daily activity (calorie consumption, steps, distance traveled) even some more advanced models can monitor sleep. While GPS …

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Author: oilersnationstaff / The Leafs Nation