Good. I'm glad he got a fine. Next time he should get suspended. What he did was incredibly dangerous. In fact, it could have been even more dangerous than the missed call he was protesting if that heavy glass partition had collapsed onto the people sitting on the other bench, or shattered and cut people.
What I don't get is why so many people are defending him. When AV stood on the bench for all of 2 seconds to shout, "That's an elbow" to defend one of our young players (Tanev) from a similar dangerous missed call all anyone talked about, including at this forum and in our local media, was how he'd lost his cool and only further antagonized the poor, sensitive refs. And then Kerry Fraser wrote an article talking about how AV needed to learn some respect for refs if he ever expected to receive any. (Interestingly, he never made a similar statement about how refs need to earn that respect by doing their job and not so frequently "missing" those kinds of dangerous plays against lesser known players while calling so little as a sneeze in the general direction of star players on any team other than the Canucks.) To hear Fraser tell it, AV insulted every single NHL ref, their children, future grandchildren and every generation's pets. But when Roy goes all ape poo TSN has to question whether or not he was even out of line, or if it should just been seen as classic Roy. What he did was so much worse, but the same people who eviscerated AV for a simple statement are responding to this far more serious incident with what amounts to, "Oh, Roy! You scamp!"
Well said. Couldn't agree more.