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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.
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.
If you missed Wilson's hit, watch it here.
No call for the hit.
Ryan White on Brooks Orpik who needed help getting off the ice.
Below, Tom Wilson on Jakub Voracek...
via Terry Frei of the Denver Post,
The Avalanche was down to five defensemen after Nikita Zadorov took a high hit from the Capitals' Tom Wilson to Varlamov's left and, with trainer Matt Sokolowski attending to him, stayed down for a minute or two. He then came to the bench and straight to the dressing room, and was done for the night. The Avalanche said he suffered a head injury.
Someone did yell heads up...
Tom Wilson received five for boarding and a game misconduct.
Funny how the broadcasts of the hit differ. First the Florida point of view...
Below, the Washington side...
NEW YORK (March 27, 2015) – Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.
Wilson was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 936 against Toronto on March 1. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident during NHL Game No. 1057 at Minnesota on March 19. Wilson received a minor penalty for embellishment on the play, at 14:45 of the second period.
You can see the play below...
And of course, the fight starts when Marcus Foligno goes after Wilson.
13:49 Buffalo Marcus Foligno: 2 minutes, instigator
13:49 Buffalo Marcus Foligno: 5 minutes, fighting
13:49 Washington Tom Wilson: 5 minutes, fighting
13:49 Buffalo Marcus Foligno: 10 minutes, misconduct
Brendan Shanahan explains the reason why...
via Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post,
Brayden Schenn’s night ended more than a period early after a hit threw him head first into the boards.
Washington’s Tom Wilson hit Schenn, who had the puck and turned to the boards, with 4:44 remaining in the second period. Schenn went flying and the crown of his helmet was the first thing to make contact with the boards behind the Flyers’ goalline.
Wilson was given a 5-minute major for boarding, another five minutes for fighting Nick Grossmann and a game misconduct.
Schenn tried to get off the ice under his own power, but fell three different times before trainer Jim McCrossin could get to him and help him off the ice.
Watch the hit below...
Tom Wilson will soon work for llitch Holdings, sources tell Action News. Having resigned last week as president and CEO of the Pistons and their owner, Palace Sports and Entertainment, he now joins the company that owns the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings.
Wilson will be responsible for heading up all the talks surrouding a new stadium for the Detroit Red Wings. The move is right up Wilson’s alley considering he was involved in the building of the Palace in Auburn Hills.
He will report directly to Mike Ilitch. It is not yet known if Ken Holland and Dave Dombrowski will report to Wilson.
A press conference could be held as early as Tuesday.
from the St. Petersburg Times,
Wilson said he still is trying to make sense of the tumult surrounding the now-dead $200-million proposal that included the St. Pete Times Forum lease and 5 1/2 acres of nearby land in Tampa.
He also tried to allay “understandable” fan nervousness about the team’s future.
Wilson said he still has “some degree of optimism” Absolute Hockey Enterprises’ main players can resolve their differences and resurrect the purchase.
If they do not, he said, the team will not be shopped—“we’re not hiring a broker to see who might have interest in the Tampa Bay Lightning”—but offers that “fall out of the sky” will be considered.