“We Are Extremely Disappointed”: New York Rangers Release Statement Condemning NHL For Not Suspending Capitals’ Tom Wilson for “Horrifying Act of Violence”

After the ice chips had settled and the Washington Capitals’ chaotic game against the New York Rangers on Monday night was over, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety fined Capitals right wing Tom Wilson $5,000 for his involvement in a brawl that erupted during the second period at Madison Square Garden. On Tuesday evening, the Rangers released a statement taking aim at DoPs Head George Parros and Wilson’s actions.

The Rangers released the following statement, which called Wilson’s actions that injured Rangers star forward Artemi Panarin, “horrifying acts of violence”, and that Player Safety’s decision not to suspend the Capitals’ rugged winger indefinitely is “shocking”.

The Rangers also stated their belief that Parros is “unfit to continue in his current role”. Wilson received 14 minutes of penalties in the contest, and drew the ire of many on social media, just a few months after being suspended seven games for a hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo.

The Capitals and Rangers wrap-up their season series Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Puck drop is set for just after 7:00 PM.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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6 Responses to “We Are Extremely Disappointed”: New York Rangers Release Statement Condemning NHL For Not Suspending Capitals’ Tom Wilson for “Horrifying Act of Violence”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good lord, that’s way too dramatic. Sounds like they are describing a mass shooting scene.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Come on its Hockey and Willie, it wasn’t a surprise.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Embellishment is a penalty too

  4. Marky says:

    It’s ironic but I can get behind them getting rid of Parros too. Too much inconsistency in the decision making.

  5. Spence says:

    Tell you what, if I was on the ice and a dude was hacking at my goalie like that, I would have done the same thing Willie did. It’s unfortunate that the rangers feel so slighted but not hard to see why. They have fallen on hard times. Bless their hearts.

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