The New York Rangers doubtless realized on Tuesday their strongly worded feedback about NHL Head of Participant Security George Parros being “unfit to proceed in his present function” after the league didn’t droop Washington Capitals ahead Tom Wilson following his actions on Monday wouldn’t go unanswered.
On Thursday, the league answered that statement by fining the Rangers $250,000.
“Public feedback of the character issued by the Rangers that had been private in nature and demeaning of a League govt is not going to be tolerated,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stated for the ready assertion. “Whereas we do not count on our Golf equipment to agree with each choice rendered by the Division of Participant Security, the extent to which the Rangers expressed their disagreement was unacceptable. It’s terribly unfair to query George Parros’ professionalism and dedication to his function and the Division of Participant Security.”
Wilson was fined $5,000 for roughing Pavel Buchnevich however acquired no suspension or punishment for slamming Artemi Panarin all the way down to the ice, an incident that knocked Panarin out for the rest of the season with a lower-body damage.
“The New York Rangers are extraordinarily dissatisfied that Capitals ahead Tom Wilson was not suspended for his horrifying act of violence final night time at Madison Sq. Backyard,” the Rangers stated late Tuesday afternoon in an announcement shared by way of Twitter and different platforms. “Wilson is a repeat offender with an extended historical past of those sort of acts and we discover it surprising that the NHL and their Division of Participant Security didn’t take the suitable motion and droop him indefinitely. Wilson’s harmful and reckless actions precipitated an damage to Artemi Panarin that may stop him from taking part in once more this season. We view this as a dereliction of responsibility by NHL Head of Participant Security, George Parros, and imagine he’s unfit to proceed in his present function.”
The shortage of motion from the NHL Division of Participant Security resulted in six fights between the golf equipment throughout the first interval of Wednesday’s sport that the Capitals gained 4-2. Earlier than that matchup, the Rangers parted methods with president John Davidson and common supervisor Jeff Gorton.
Buchnevich, in the meantime, is scheduled to have a hearing for high-sticking and cross-checking Washington Capitals ahead Anthony Mantha within the second interval of Wednesday’s affair.