Problem I have....the guys making big money....that fine is peanuts. That's why I agree it should be a percentage of the game check. Would make the consequences equal for all.....and more meaningful for those with very big paychecks.
I am fine with the percentage system as long as there is a floor for the minimum (meaning that Conte;s fine should not be $500 because he only makes x amount. All cheap shot fines should start out at a minimum amount (for example, one weeks pay for a minimum salary player) and increase incrementally based on compensation. That would make sense. The union would fight that big time. I am not sure if the fine system is based on the CBA anyway. Right now, it seems that lower paid players will get taxed at a higher rate since the current fining system does not consider what the player makes. Maybe, one weeks pay for all players would be the trump card. The problem sometimes is that you see players getting fined for hits that aren't that bad.