Matt Rempe waving at the New Jersey Devils bench after being ejected from tonight's game.
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Matt Rempe's Controversial Act Sparks Outrage After Injuring Rival

Published March 11, 2024 at 10:34 PM
BY TYLER BALL

Tonight Matt Rempe is facing backlash for his actions during a game against the Rangers rival the New Jersey Devils

Rempe's Controversial Act Sparks Outrage After Injuring Rival



Tonight New York Rangers forward Matt Rempe built up his infamy with another dangerous hit on an opponent. Rempe was once again ejected for a hit to the head along the boards. After being ejected he further taunted the New Jersey Devils by waving at them.

MacDermid was FURIOUS after the hit but Rempe just waved as he left the ice




After the game, New Jersey Devils enforcer Kurtis MacDermid spoke to the media. During his remarks, he said that he lost a ton of respect for Rempe after his actions tonight.

"There's a right way to go about things and a wrong way. I lost a lot of respect for him tonight."

Kurtis MacDermid speaks on Matt Rempe tonight

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MacDermid wasn't the only one to comment on the incident as Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette also spoke to the media. Laviolette was much more undecided on the play saying he needed to have another look at it.

Peter Laviolette was asked about Matt Rempe's game misconduct:

"I thought he was playing a really strong game... I don't want to comment too much on it until I get to see it again."


It sounds as though any discipline for his actions will need to come from the NHL. The Rangers seem complicit and encouraging of the dangerous behavior repeatedly exhibited by Matt Rempe since his debut.

Rempe will likely face an upcoming hearing and discipline for his latest ejection. As information on those upcoming meetings becomes available we will pass it along to you.
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