Time for Tom Wilson to Feel the Wrath of the NHL

Time for Tom Wilson to Feel the Wrath of the NHL

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Time for Tom Wilson to Feel the Wrath of the NHL

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On Friday night, NHL tough guy Tom Wilson tried to decapitate another player with a dirty, high hit. This time, it was Boston Bruins defenseman, Brandon Carlo. For his actions, Wilson was scheduled to attend an in-person Zoom hearing on Saturday evening.

The verdict is in, Willson has been suspended by the NHL for seven games.

Here’s the hit in question.

Examining Tom Wilson’s Suspension History

Here’s Wilson’s history from his TSN bio if you wish to refamiliarize yourself with his suspension history. Wilson isn’t considered a repeat offender by the current CBA.

Nov 13, 2018: Suspension reduced by a neutral arbitrator to 14 games.
Oct 03, 2018: Suspended by the NHL for 20 games.
Oct 03, 2018: Fined $1,260,000 by the NHL.
May 02, 2018: Suspended by the NHL for 3 games.
Oct 03, 2017: Fined $97,560 by the NHL.
Oct 03, 2017: Suspended by the NHL for 4 games.
Sep 23, 2017: Suspended by the NHL for 2 preseason games.
Apr 29, 2016: Fined $2,403 by the NHL.
Mar 27, 2015: Fined $2,000 by the NHL.

This is a really bad take on the Wilson hit.

Speaking of bad takes, here’s what Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette had to say on the hit.

The Rat Speaks Up

Post-hit, Boston Bruins All-Star forward Brad Marchand was interviewed between periods by NESN. Marchand wasn’t shy, and he pulled no punches giving his thoughts on Wilson’s hit. His teammate Carlo was on his way to the hospital with an upper-body injury.

According to Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, Carlo was released from the hospital this morning and is back home. You can make out the words that were bleeped out.

“That was a bullshit hit,” Brad Marchand said. “Brando had his head down in the corner. (Wilson) took liberty on a guy that was in a vulnerable spot. That’s a fucking cheap shot there. We lost a great player. It is great to see him skate off the ice by himself. But he was obviously in a bad spot. He’s hurting. That’s a bad hit.”

Yes, the Boston Bruins – Marchand haters are going to take issue with what he said. Yes, Marchand has done some questionable things, but he’s paid for his crimes. He’s also cleaned up his act the last few seasons. The fact that Wilson has reoffended means that hasn’t learned his lesson and needs to be given a nice 10-game suspension. Make it hurt. According to the current CBA, he’s not a repeat offender. M-kay. Apparently, using the logic of some, Marchand isn’t allowed to comment on Wilson’s transgression.

Yes, Marchand has a history of being suspended by the NHL, but like Wilson, he isn’t considered a repeat offender anymore.

Apr 02, 2018: Fined $5,000 by the NHL.
Mar 09, 2018: Fined $2,000 by the NHL.
Jan 24, 2018: Suspended by the NHL for 5 games.
Jan 24, 2018: Fined $373,475 by the NHL.
Apr 06, 2017: Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.
Apr 06, 2017: Fined $109,756 by the NHL.
Jan 26, 2017: Fined $10,000 by the NHL.
Dec 30, 2015: Suspended by the NHL for 3 games.
Dec 30, 2015: Fined $164,634 by the NHL.
Nov 13, 2015: Fined $5,000 by the NHL.
Jan 16, 2015: Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.
Jan 09, 2012: Suspended by the NHL for 5 games.
Dec 12, 2011: Fined $2,500 by the NHL.
Mar 17, 2011: Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.

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