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Tom Wilson Fined For Last Night’s Hit

NEW YORK (April 29, 2016) – Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been fined $2,403.67, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for kneeing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Conor Sheary during Game 1 of the teams’ Second Round series in Washington on Thursday, April 28, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

See the hit below if you missed it.

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phillyd's avatar

This league is a joke

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/29/16 at 01:49 PM ET

Thag's avatar

Don’t worry, it’s Pittsburgh. They’ll find something else to whine about tomorrow night.

Posted by Thag from DC on 04/29/16 at 01:52 PM ET

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[TROLL]Posted by Thag from DC on 04/29/16 at 01:52 PM ET[/TROLL]

Posted by ilovehomers on 04/29/16 at 02:48 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Kerry Fraser of TSN,

The leg whip/knee-on-knee contact by Washington winger Tom Wilson was a dirty play that went undetected by the officials and lit up Twitter on Thursday night. This was a violation of Rule 50 (Kneeing), which is defined as “the act of a player leading with his knee and in some cases extending his leg outwards to make contact with his opponent.”

At the referee’s discretion, a minor, major or a match penalty for kneeing can be called. For me, Wilson deserved at the very least a major penalty.

more plus two more ref related topics.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/29/16 at 03:02 PM ET

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That’s a bad call.. major penalty in my eyes, maybe a game or two as well.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 04/29/16 at 03:07 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Agreed phillyd.

Should have been suspended at least a game or two.

Clearly the DoPS loves violence and injuries. They know scoring isn’t attracting fans. Just look at Tony X and his twitter feed’s.
Dude had never seen a hockey game in his life and was going crazy over the violence of the game.
That’s what the NHL thinks sells and they promote it.

Wilson will probably paralyze someone or end someone’s career. Then we’ll look back at this and wonder how the DoPS let it get this far.
When asked for a quote, Colin Campbell will be busy playing with a ball of yarn and Chris Pronger will continue to look like Frasier Crane.

Posted by Hank1974 on 04/29/16 at 03:42 PM ET

awould's avatar

Should be a game. That was bullshit.

Posted by awould on 04/29/16 at 06:10 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

It is the playoff rule book I thought???  No one especially good players will get suspended for more than a game.

I don’t know Wilson’s track record but I thought he was past the fining level.

Drives me nuts!!!!

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 04/29/16 at 06:15 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

I’m curious:

If Wilson was a Wings player: “accidental” and other excuses?

Since he’s not: hang this f*cking monster?

I’ll admit that I’ve attempted to rationalize some of Detroit’s players’ behavior in the past (going back to Probert’s border crossing incident), but seeing fundamental attribution error and cognitive dissonance in action always amuses me.

Objectively speaking (and I dislike Pittsburg), Wilson should spend one game in the corner to think about what he did.  Yes, this league is a complete joke.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 04/29/16 at 07:31 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Don’t worry, it’s Pittsburgh. They’ll find something else to whine about tomorrow night.

Even though I also dislike Pittsburgh, that should have been a match penalty. smirk

Posted by bigfrog on 04/29/16 at 09:14 PM ET

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