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Video- Tom Wilson vs. Erik Cernak

Big boy fight.

 

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Video- Tom Wilson Catches Jamie Oleksiak With A Right

Oleksiak was wobbly while skating off.

 

 

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Videos- Tom Wilson On The Receiving End Of Big Hits

Ryan Reaves hit on Tom Wilson resulted in a major for interference and a game misconduct.

via David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Reaves delivered a crushing shoulder-to-shoulder hit to Wilson well after the Capitals’ rugged winger released the puck.

“He was just looking at his pass,” Reaves said, “and ran into a lion in the jungle.”

 

 

 

 

More hits from Reaves on Wilson below plus the game highlights of the 5-3 win by the Golden Knights.

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GIF- Tom Wilson Match Penalty

You decide but why even make contact on that type of play?

 

Another angle.

 

 

One more below.

added 8:50pm, video below too.

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Tom Wilson On Perhaps Being “Branded As A Dirty Player”

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

On Tuesday morning, Wilson was asked if he’s concerned he could be branded as a “dirty player.”

“I think it’s probably already happened,” he said. “It doesn’t really sit well with me. I never wanted to be put in that category when I grew up playing. I never wanted my name to be associated that way, and at the end of the day, thinking back on it, it’s all happened pretty quick. I never really had that reputation, and all of a sudden, there’s a couple incidents and people are pretty upset. It is what it is. There’s a spotlight on that part of the game right now. I think everyone knows that the physical play is definitely going down a little bit; there’s not as many hits, and the game is getting faster and more skilled. When there are those big hits, it becomes such a hot topic that it just gets instantly scrutinized."

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Tom Wilson’s Suspension Reduced To 14 Games

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Nov. 13, 2018) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association and National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson’s 20‑game suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been reduced by Arbitrator Shyam Das to 14 games.

Pursuant to this ruling, Wilson is eligible to play in Washington’s game tonight at the Minnesota Wild.

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Tom Wilson’s Suspension Is Upheld

NEW YORK (October 25, 2018) -- Commissioner Gary Bettman today upheld the 20-game suspension that was assessed to Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson by the Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist during NHL Preseason Game No. 106 in Washington, D.C., on September 30.

Commissioner Bettman heard Wilson’s appeal of the original decision, assessed Oct. 3, at a hearing in New York on Oct. 18.

Wilson is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $1,260,162.60. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 5:18 of the second period. Wilson was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head.

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Tom Wilson Speaks With The Media

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

Speaking to reporters for the first time since his suspension was announced, Wilson was careful with what he said while the appeal process is ongoing, but he addressed his current in-limbo situation.

“It’s definitely an experience that you hope you never have to go through,” Wilson said of the appeal. “There’s a lot of learning. All of a sudden you’re surrounded by lawyers and stuff like that. I’m a hockey player and I want to play hockey. … [The appeal is] going to take on the business side of it. I have to focus when I come to the rink every day, and then obviously when something comes up with the situation, I have to address that in the best way that I can.”...

He’s made a career out of his physical play, but he knows he might have to make significant changes to that part of his game going forward.

“I can talk a little bit more in depth once this is all over with, but yeah, for sure,” Wilson said. “The hitting aspect of the game is definitely changing a little bit, and I’ve got to be smart out there and I’ve got to play within the rules. And at the end of the day, no one wants to be in the situation that I’m in right now. I’ve got to change something because obviously it’s not good to be out and not helping your team.”

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Morning Line- T.J. Oshie

“I think it’s unfortunate for Tom that the league is making an example out of him, they set the standards. They want to get the dirty stuff out of the game. At least Tom’s play was on the ice and he was hitting the guy that had the puck milliseconds before.

“And then you see tonight the sucker punches that Lars took in, so they kind of set the standard. Marchand has a history, and we trust that they’ll do what they’re supposed to do and take care of business.”

-T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals on the Tom Wilson suspension.  Kate Yanchulis of RMNB has more player reaction on the suspension.

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Video- Tom Wilson Suspended 20 Games

Illegal head check.

The explanation.

 

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Afternoon Line- Sidney Crosby On Tom Wilson

“We’ve talked about it a lot with him. He still chooses to make those hits. I’m sure the league’s well aware of tha. I just don’t know how many opportunities you need. Obviously the point hasn’t been made yet.”

“I think this is kind of a unique situation where you got someone who continues to do it, I’m just pointing out the obvious. That’s all I’m doing.”

“He’s a good player. He’s got speed. He goes hard to the net. He’s a tough guy to play against. There’s really no reason to continue to hit like that.”

-Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tom Wilson.  Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has more from Crosby.

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Video- How Many Games Should Tom Wilson Stay Off The Ice?

Frank Seravalli of TSN with his view.

If you missed the hit, watch it here.

 

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GIFS- Tom Wilson Assessed A Match Penalty

 

 

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Afternoon Line- Tom Wilson

“I don’t want to be in the stands. My team doesn’t want me in the stands. “I’ve got to make sure I’m on the ice, not in the box, playing as much as I can. The game is definitely moving in a direction. … I’ve got to be the unique player, which is why they gave me that contract, but I can’t cross the line where I’m spending time in the box or in the stands.”

-Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals.  Dhiren Mahiban of the Sporting News has more.

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Video- Big Hits From Tom Wilson

Almost 4 1/2 minutes of big hits from the past NHL season.

 

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Tom Wilson Signs A Six-Year Contract With The Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Tom Wilson to a six-year contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Wilson’s contract will carry an average annual value of $5.17 million.

“Tom is an invaluable member of our team and we are pleased that he is committed to sign a long-term deal at this point in his career,” said MacLellan. “Tom is a unique player in this League, in that he plays a physical game, leads by example and contributes in every facet of the game. At 24 years of age, he is just entering his prime and we believe that he will only continue to excel and improve as a player.”

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Paying Tom Wilson

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Truth be told, the Washington Capitals took an enormous risk when they declined to exercise their right to take Tom Wilson to arbitration. And while it’s one that will likely cost them some money in the short-term, they’re gambling it will pay off handsomely in the long run.

First, the background. Wilson is a 24-year-old restricted free agent with arbitration rights. His representatives and the Capitals have been negotiating on an off throughout the off-season on a deal that in the end could be four or five years. The only sticking point at the moment is Wilson’s monetary worth, which is a difficult projection. Is he a first-line player who can hang with the likes of Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin and score 0.74 points per game the way he did in the playoffs? Or is he a bottom-six forward who will always play on the edge of the rulebook and occasionally be unavailable to his team because he’s suspended? What if the NHL bans all headshots, intentional or unintentional? So many questions. In the end, if all things work out between Wilson and the Capitals, he’s likely looking at a yearly salary between $3.5 million and $4.5 million depending upon the term. And Wilson wants to be with the Capitals as much as they want to have him.

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How Much Is Tom Wilson Worth To The Washington Capitals?

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

Although there has been steady dialogue, a new contract isn’t “done or close,” said Wilson’s agent, Mark Guy. Washington owns Wilson’s negotiating rights, so it’s not a matter of if there will be an extension, but when — and how much. And because Wilson didn’t elect for arbitration, it’s unclear how late into the summer negotiations might last.

MacLellan’s preference is a long-term deal, and Guy said discussions so far have explored “something north of four years.” Wilson, 24, has already played five full NHL seasons, making that potential term at least two years beyond when he’s eligible to become an unrestricted free agent....

Wilson is coming off a career season in which he spent the majority of his minutes on the top line with captain Alex Ovechkin. He had 14 goals and 21 assists while playing an average of 15:59 per game — all career highs. He was again one of Washington’s top penalty killers, averaging 1:44 of shorthanded time per game. Although his physical style while playing a top-six role makes him stand out, it also led to three suspensions, one of which caused him to miss the season’s first four games and another that sidelined him for three playoff contests. The fear he instills in opposing players is part of what makes him effective.

That’s also hard to quantify and likely why Wilson didn’t elect for arbitration, typically a small bit of leverage for more experienced restricted free agents....

Washington has roughly $8.2 million in salary cap space with 20 projected roster players under contract, according to CapFriendly.com. Wilson’s previous contract was for two years at $2 million per season, and several industry insiders have ballparked the average annual value for his next deal at between $3.5 million and $4.5 million, depending on its length.

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Video- Tom Wilson Hit On Jonathan Marchessaultt

Jonathan Marchessault went to the room, returned but sat for a bit thens returned to take his shift.

via Sportsnet,

Jonathan Marchessault had to head off the ice after being blindsided by Tom Wilson, who eventually got a penalty as a result of the referees having a long discussion.

 

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Video- Tom Wilson Suspended 3 Games

The NHL explains, illegal head check.

 

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Tom Wilson Will Have A Hearing Today WithThe NHL Department Of Player Safety

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Video- Tom Wison Hit On Zach Aston-Reese

No call on the hit.

via Sportsnet,

 

 

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GIFs- Tom Wilson Hit On Brian Dumoulin

No penalty on the hit.

 

 

Better angle is below.

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Video- Tom Wilson Suspended Four Games

Suspension is for boarding.

Here is the explanation.

 

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Another Questionable Hit From Tom Wilson

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson could be facing discipline from the NHL’s department of player safety again, just eight days after he was suspended two preseason games for interference. Playing in St. Louis on Sunday, Wilson was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Blues forward Sam Blais....

Wilson’s suspension a week ago also came in a preseason game against the Blues, when his hit on Robert Thomas was deemed late and excessively forceful. On Sunday, St. Louis Coach Mike Yeo said Wilson’s boarding on Blais was “a predatory hit with a guy that apparently didn’t learn his lesson from the first suspension.” Blais was evaluated for a concussion, but he returned to the game.

“Maybe coming down a little bit harder on him will make him think a little bit more about it,” Yeo said. “It’s tough, going after vulnerable people.”

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Video- Tom Wilson Suspended For The Next Two Preseason Games

Here is the explanation.

 

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Video- Tom Wilson Will Have A Hearing Today With Department Of Player Safety

First hearing for George Parros.

 

 

Video of the hit is below...

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Video- It Is Not Often The Same Guy Makes A Big Save Then Scores

Tom Wilson just did, Caps up 4-1 after the 1st.

 

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Video- Tom Wilson’s High Stick On Zach Parise

Four minutes for high sticking.

 

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Video- Tom Wilson Hit On John Moore

No penalty on the play and Moore was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

 

 

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Video- What Do You Think Of This Hit By Tom Wilson On Anton Blidh?

Tom Wilson 2 for interfeence and Dominic Moore/Jay Beagle 2 for roughing.

 

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Two-Year Extension For Tom Wilson And The Washington Capitals

 

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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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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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Video- Your Opinion On This Tom Wilson Hit

No call for the hit.

 

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Videos- Questionable Hits In the Caps/Flyers Game

Ryan White on Brooks Orpik who needed help getting off the ice.

 

 

 

Below, Tom Wilson on Jakub Voracek...

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Video- Tom Wilson Five Minutes For Boarding

 

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Video- Tom Wilson Hit On Nikita Zadorov

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...

 

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Videos- Tom Wilson Hit On Brian Campbell

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...

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Video- Tom Wilson Okay After Blocking A Shot With His Head

 

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Tom Wilson Fined For Diving/Embellishment

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.

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Video- Tom Wilson With A Big Hit On Ville Leino

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

 

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No Additional Discipline For Tom Wilson

Brendan Shanahan explains the reason why...

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Tom Wilson Has A Hearing Tomorrow With DOPS

Here is the hit if you missed it and Schenn says he does not have a concussion but may not play tomorrow.

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Video- Tom Wilson Hit On Brayden Schenn

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.

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Ex-Pistons CEO Wilson Expected To Work For Ilitch Organization

via WXYZ.com,

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.

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Bolts May Wait For An Offer To Fall Into Their Lap

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.

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