The New York Rangers probably 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 did not droop Washington Capitals ahead Tom Wilson following his actions on Monday wouldn’t go unanswered.
On Thursday, the league answered that assertion by fining the Rangers $250,000.
“Public feedback of the character issued by the Rangers that have been private in nature and demeaning of a League government is not going to be tolerated,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stated for the ready assertion. “Whereas we do not anticipate our Golf equipment to agree with each resolution 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 obtained 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 harm.
“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 through Twitter and different platforms. “Wilson is a repeat offender with a protracted historical past of those sort of acts and we discover it surprising that the NHL and their Division of Participant Security did not take the suitable motion and droop him indefinitely. Wilson’s harmful and reckless actions triggered an harm to Artemi Panarin that can forestall him from enjoying once more this season. We view this as a dereliction of responsibility by NHL Head of Participant Security, George Parros, and consider he’s unfit to proceed in his present function.”
The dearth of motion from the NHL Division of Participant Security resulted in six fights between the golf equipment through the first interval of Wednesday’s recreation that the Capitals received 4-2. Earlier than that matchup, the Rangers parted methods with president John Davidson and normal supervisor Jeff Gorton.
Buchnevich, in the meantime, is scheduled to have a listening to for high-sticking and cross-checking Washington Capitals ahead Anthony Mantha within the second interval of Wednesday’s affair.