Edmonton Oilers assistant coach, Paul Coffey
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Oilers coach Paul Coffey under investigation for alleged incident

Published May 10, 2024 at 6:28 PM

Tensions ran high during Game 1 of the second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks, culminating in an incident involving Oilers assistant coach Paul Coffey.

Coffey is now under investigation by the NHL for allegedly making discriminatory gestures towards a fan, an act that could lead to suspension.

According to reports, the incident occurred when the Oilers were ahead in the game. Coffey is accused of making racist gestures directed at a fan wearing a turban, seemingly mocking the fan's headwear.

The game concluded with a Canucks victory, a turn of events some are calling poetic justice.

The Oilers were leading & Paul Coffey turned to make racist hand gestures toward a fan's turban, mocking his head. The Canucks game back and won in regulation. Karma is real. Hope Paul is held responsible for his actions.

This isn't the first time Coffey has been scrutinized for similar behavior; he faced accusations back in 2014 while coaching in the Toronto area's minor hockey league. The NHL has not specified how long it will take to investigate the current allegations.

As the league delves into the matter and considers potential disciplinary actions, updates will follow regarding Coffey's status and the broader implications for the Oilers.
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