Luckily, it appears that Jared's OK and will be back soon. Thank God for small favors.
In addition to the two-minute minor assessed during the game, the NHL fined Hordichuk $2,500 for the hit. $2,500 for a hit on a defenseless player who had already been checked, a hit that made CBJ fans think that the team had to suffer through yet another concussion (see Chimera and Sestito from the preseason).
So what is $2,500 in the grand scheme of things to this guy? I looked around the web, ran some calculations based upon what I learned and came up with the following:
1. Hordichuk played in 73 games for the Canucks 2 years ago. (Last year, he played in 3 games...I doubt that will be the case again so I used the higher number.)
2. Looking at his minutes this season, he's playing an average of 7.4 minutes per game...commensurate with a fourth-liner.
3. Extrapolating that out over the course of a 73-game season that means he will likely play 541 minutes this season.
4. His salary is $750,000 per year.
5. The $2,500 fine is .33% of his salary.
6. .33% of his 541 minutes is 1.8 minutes.
That's right, his fine is roughly equivalent to a two-minute minor penalty. Now, THAT will surely grab his attention and serve to deter him from making future cheap shots, right? Right?
Come on, stop laughing...