Of course, the NHL didn't take kindly to the statement ... handing down a severe $250,000 fine to the organization on Thursday.
Commish Gary Bettman spoke about the punishment minutes ago ... saying, "Public comments of the nature issued by the Rangers that were personal in nature and demeaning of a League executive will not be tolerated."
"While we don’t expect our Clubs to agree with every decision rendered by the Department of Player Safety, the extent to which the Rangers expressed their disagreement was unacceptable.
He added ... "It is terribly unfair to question George Parros' professionalism and dedication to his role and the Department of Player Safety."
Both teams are still dealing with the chaotic fallout from Monday's incident -- the Caps vs. Rangers game on Wednesday started off with a line brawl ... and there were at least 6 total fights in the 1st period alone.
The regular season is almost over ... but this saga ain't going away any time soon.