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NY Rangers Fight NHL Over Tortorella’s Suspension for “Watergate” in Washington

Published by on April 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The New York Rangers issued a statement saying they disagree with the NHL for suspending coach John Tortorella. The NHL disciplined Tortorella for angry interactions with fans in Washington during the Rangers game against the Capitals.

Because Tortorella squirted water at a fan in Washington, the incident has been dubbed "Watergate"

Ironically, Tortorella's suspension comes on day after he suspended Sean Avery to teach him something about discipline.

The NHL surprised the hockey world by suspending a coach during the Stanley Cup Playoffs for squirting a water bottle, throwing a water bottle, and shaking a hockey stick at a fan during a game.

The NHL then suspended Tortorella for the same reaso...

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