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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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Wilson will have an appeal hearing this Thursday regarding his suspension in case you have not heard.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/14/18 at 02:55 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

no one wants to be in the situation that I’m in right now.

Including your victims, douche.

Posted by Hank1974 on 10/15/18 at 08:27 AM ET


And at the end of the day, no one wants to be in the situation that I’m in right now.

Seems like if you don’t want to be in this “situation” then you could just not flagrantly break the rules time after time after time.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 10/15/18 at 10:30 AM ET

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