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Predators defenseman objects to penalty by squirting water bottle at referee

Simple, yet effective.

There are few new ways to argue with referees these days. Violent swearing? Done thousands of times. Bumping chests with them? Likely to result in a fine or suspension.

But squirting your water bottle at them? That's a new one.

At least, it was before Ryan Ellis did it on Saturday. The Nashville Predators' defenseman felt upset that he was penalized for boarding, so he emptied his gatorade at the ref as he skated away.

His expression is just excellent. So full of disgust as he does the hockey equivalent of splashing someone in the face to end a pool argument.