Toronto Fined $100,000 After Flying To St. Louis Over Holiday Break

Photo: X-Plane

The National Hockey League announced on Wednesday that it has fined the Toronto Maple Leafs’ organization $100,000 for the team’s travel to St. Louis on Dec. 26, 2022. This team activity was in violation of Article 16.5(b) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association.

The CBA states that teams may not travel during the three-day holiday break, which included Monday:

Toronto head coach Sheldon Keefe was also fined $25,000 for “demeaning conduct” directed at officials in the team’s 5-4 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

The fine money will go to the NHL Foundation.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
This entry was posted in News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to Toronto Fined $100,000 After Flying To St. Louis Over Holiday Break

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Leafs DID have to travel a decent distance for their day-travel game. They probably thought it was worth the fine?

    • novafyre says:

      Probably. I am unhappy with NHL’s scheduling this season on a number of fronts already. This just adds to it. But, if GMs and owners don’t squawk, nothing’s going to change.

      • Jon Sorensen says:

        It was the (NHLPA) players AND the league that agreed on CBA (travel ban during holiday break) so I don’t know how much the league is to blame here.

        Otherwise, yes, pretty sure they just pull team names from a top hat to plan schedule.

        • novafyre says:

          The tweet about the Leafs was “It sounds like the players wanted to follow a typical schedule and travel in the night before the game.” So there is the NHLPA part. But the NHL does the scheduling. They could schedule to minimize the trip length for first day back or, for those they can’t, give them a travel day after the agreed upon break. So yes, I blame the league.

          • hockeydruid says:

            Why blame the league when all other teams followed the rule except toronto? I say strip the win and 2 points as a fine means nothing and like Jon said probably worth it to toronto, who are arrogant anyway and just as bad as montreal!!

  2. Scottlew73 says:

    Seems to me “Team PA Rep” could’ve spoke up & reminded team of rules! Silence is golden I guess!
    Guess the team president a former player who used to fight for former PA members when he played,isn’t willing to follow same rules as executive!!

  3. hockeydruid says:

    A fine……thats nothing; take away the win for doing something wrong and that means something! A fine only encourages more bad behavior but having them lose the win and lose the 2 points hurts more!!

  4. Scottlew73 says:

    Supposedly the story that’s come out is they were @ airport & plain basically left a couple minutes before midnight & that’s why they got fined had they waited 5 minutes….,no fine!!

Leave a Reply