Wilson at first refused to discuss the fight between his defenceman and Flames winger Chris Simon in the final minute of the Sharks' 3-0 win last night at the Saddledome.
"I'm not going to talk about that. There's enough people from the league who can address the situation," said Wilson before launching into a lecture on the state of the game.
Simon first tried coaxing Sharks forward Alexander Korolyuk into fighting but the Russian wanted no part of Simon.
Simon moved on to Rathje, pummelling the Sharks rearguard, who isn't known for his fighting prowess.
"I don't think there's any reason for that to be in our sport," Wilson said. "You can have 59-and-a-half minutes of great hockey and then you get a black eye at the end, literally, because that's what Mike Rathje has right now, a black eye. But that's also a black eye for the game.
"But hopefully that won't spoil what had been a good hockey game. Sure we won, whatever.
"I would have said the same thing had we lost. This has been an exciting series with two teams that want to prove something and move onto the next round and you don't need crap like that."
Simon was handed a fighting major, a 10-minute misconduct, an instigator minor and a roughing minor.
Rathje was handed five for fighting, although he didn't provide much of a battle.
"I think it was just a scrum, I didn't think anything was going to happen there," said Flames head coach Darryl Sutter, who also saw captain Jarome Iginla handed a pair of 10-minute misconducts and an unsportmanlike conduct minor.
"I mean, we're trying to win a faceoff at the other end to start it. It's not a big deal."
The incident incited dozen of fans to throw beer cups and assorted debris onto the ice in the direction of referees Dan Marouelli and Brad Watson.
Wilson unhappy over fight
DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun
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