Hurricanes Troll NHL, Make Feelings On Rod Brind’Amour Fine Apparent

The Carolina Hurricanes have made their feelings on the NHL fining their head coach perfectly clear.

The NHL docked Rod Brind’Amour $25,000 for criticizing the officiating in his team’s overtime loss to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Brind’Amour’s ire was directed at the decision to uphold a second-period goal by Boston’s Charlie Coyle, who scored moments after the Bruins, according to Brind’Amour, committed both a hand pass and a goalie interference. The bench boss called the referees’ handling of the situation a “crime scene.”

In response, the Hurricanes on Thursday tweeted a photo of a check for $25,017 — Brind’Amour wore No. 17 during his playing career — with the caption, “In Rod We Trust.” The check appeared to be fake, but it nevertheless served as a clear indicator that the organization sided with its head coach. Also, it’s probably safe to assume the Hurricanes really will pick up the bill.

Take a look:

Well played.

The Bruins and Hurricanes will meet Thursday night for Game 2 inside the NHL’s Toronto bubble.

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