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Enough Of Tom Wilson

from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

The UFC is where somebody like Capitals winger Tom Wilson belongs. He has no place in what should be the NHL's showcase series of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

If he's allowed to play in Game 2, the league's Player Safety department has whiffed in front of an open net. Suspending Wilson for his knee-on-knee hit on the Penguins' Conor Sheary — a player shorter than him by 8 inches — should be a tap-in.

Of course, should is a word used way too often at this point of the hockey season.

The playoffs should be when skilled players shine. Instead, hockey fans are too often tasked with watching circus acts such as Wilson's one-ring show.

The NHL's national broadcast partner should sell the great game of hockey. Instead, hockey fans are forced to watch NBC Sports' version of Don Cherry.

Thing is, Cherry is entertaining. Cherry actually knows something about hockey.

And Cherry is a Canadian tradition.

Mike Milbury traditionally makes a fool of himself, a trend that doesn't help the NHL win over the American sporting public. He did it again Thursday night during the third intermission of NBC Sports Network's broadcast of Game 1. He said Wilson “wasn't able to get his leg out of the way.”

The guess here is even Cherry rolled his eyes at the nonsense.

It's one thing to let 'em play. It's something else — and something awful — to let a series featuring six of the last nine MVPs to be taken over by the likes of Wilson.

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If you missed Wilson's hit, watch it here.

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Tripwire32's avatar

The UFC is where somebody like Capitals winger Tom Wilson belongs. He has no place in what should be the WWE’s showcase series of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Fixed it.

Shame on him for going off script. ...or maybe he is following the script? We may never know.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 04/29/16 at 09:06 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Tom Wilson = Matt Cooke 2.0.

The league will allow him to run roughshod over his opponents, injuring several of them until he’s finally given a 15-game suspension.

Posted by Hank1974 on 04/29/16 at 10:37 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

P.S. then the NHL will cry foul when someone accuses (or sues) them for not doing enough to protect the players from dangerous hits.

Posted by Hank1974 on 04/29/16 at 10:53 AM ET

Thag's avatar

Here’s a better view:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUK402bZQfQ

Posted by Thag from DC on 04/29/16 at 12:10 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

Agree with all of the above.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 04/29/16 at 12:35 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Did not see the hit, but what difference does it make if one guy is 8 inches taller??????

So, if your 6’6” your only allowed to hit guys 6’4” ????

Stop whining! !

Posted by Down River Dan on 04/29/16 at 01:20 PM ET

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