The National Hockey League is an embarrassment. To contend the carnage that went on these past few days between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers is simply a part of game is the sort of Neanderthal thinking that keeps hockey in the dark ages. Will this be the light-bulb moment when the NHL finally exorcises this wretched stain that holds back any chance of it becoming a truly major sport?
The Rangers have been fined by the NHL after their public statement against NHL Department of Player Safety head, George Parros, following the weak punishment of Capitals RW Tom Wilson.
The Buffalo netminder has won his first two NHL starts after spending nine years in the minors.