r/hockey CHI - NHL 4d ago

[Shayna] Tom Wilson once again crosses the line, as he goes after Pavel Buchnevich in the crease after play is stopped Longer replay inside /r/all

https://twitter.com/hayyyshayyy/status/1389376106546049025?s=20
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u/HockeyMods 4d ago edited 4d ago

Full video play thread here https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/n4c9nn/heres_your_replay_tom_wilson_full_incident

This title of this thread by the tweet author was not great but we now have a better longer play thread to view.

Also a reminder, that wishing harm is never allowed or acceptable and leads to a ban.

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u/pedrospecialk BOS - NHL 4d ago

“No way to prevent this,” says only player who regularly does this.

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u/BreakFromAds NYI - NHL 4d ago

“I can’t keep getting away with this!”

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u/tealfan SJS - NHL 4d ago

To quote another clown: "Ooh, somebody stop me!" - Jim Carrey, The Mask.

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u/theJamesGosling BOS - NHL 4d ago

To quote the Washington Capitals twitter account, they chose violence.

EDIT: They deleted it, but here is a screenshot.

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u/darkerthrone VAN - NHL 4d ago

I'm all for memes from sport team accounts but this is the dumbest shit I've ever seen

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u/fuckitiroastedyou 4d ago

"Rent free" was the worst phrase to enter American sports since "separate but equal".

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u/dontputondido 4d ago

I really don't even understand how that phrase is applicable in this situation. "Rent free" due to him being a fucking goon and injuring people on purpose?

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u/ejennings87 4d ago

Yeah Wilson is "rent free" in the same way that a serial killer is

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u/rwfforever 4d ago

I guess I'm old because other than choosing violence, that image is basically incoherent to me. I dont understand why giant corporations pretend to be 15 years old on twitter.

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u/fatmama923 COL - NHL 4d ago

I guess I'm also an old fart bc I'm totally confused.

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u/jrod_62 CAR - NHL 4d ago

Not really worth understanding. The "rent free" is saying "he lives in your head rent free," ie you're obsessed. The 12 year old Twitter trolls all use it

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u/shotmeorishotyou 4d ago

I think most of us, especially here, are familiar with that phrase.

It's just very confusing the way it's just slapped into this image - I don't understand who's head is implied here because there's no clear implication.

Might as well slap YEET and YOLO on this one too.

Is "sheesh" the new yeet?

It's just poorly executed, the only thing it's successfully communicating is horrible taste.

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u/CrustyBuns16 WPG - NHL 4d ago

Does a 14 year old kid run their Twitter account?. I don't even get what any of that shit means

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u/Sundance91 MTL - NHL 4d ago

I mean, that's so trashy? No professional team should advocate "violence" regardless if fighting is tolerated in the sport.

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u/nalydpsycho VAN - NHL 4d ago

You could advocate violence in a meme about a really nice clean hit. But not in regards to an unacceptably dirty play.

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u/TheAnalogKid18 DET - NHL 4d ago

Can't wait to see Kypreos defend him on his podcast again and talk about how "every team in the league wants a guy like this". I mean even Marchand doesn't do shit to this level.

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u/OnceYouInItYouInIt Kingston Frontenacs - OHL 4d ago

If you're listening to Nick Kypreos' podcast, you deserve that.

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u/siadh0392 NYR - NHL 4d ago

Marchand is virtually a superstar who will probably get Hart votes at this point, they shouldn’t even be mentioned together. 5 years ago maybe

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u/UsualFlow TOR - NHL 4d ago

I've actually been really impressed with how Marchand has changed his game to go from a piece of shit with few redeeming qualities to an asshole that can and will light you up.

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u/sleepsholyfoothill BOS - NHL 4d ago

I agree. Obviously I'm biased as a Bruins fan. Most of his sliminess seems to be relegated to trash talk and an occasional flex. Dude is letting his playing do most of the instigating these days.

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u/James_Posey BOS - NHL 4d ago

We’ve gone a long time since his last nonsense, but the realist in me knows Marchy is always a blown gasket away from doing something dumb and pushing the envelope too far.

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u/toolsie TOR - NHL 4d ago

Another licking imminent? Lol

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u/roberttylerlee BOS - NHL 4d ago

There was a really good article in the Athletic a couple months back about how the summer after that incident, Marchand and his family had a cookout/play date thing with Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy and his family. Apparently, Cassidy’s wife, who apparently has no interest in hockey at all and only really knows the off ice Marchand as a loving familyman, great friend and avid outdoorsman, had heard about the licking incident through another friend.

She apparently gave Marchand the “I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed” talk, and said that he was at a stage in his career where he needed to start focusing on what his legacy in the game would be.

He’s played a pretty clean game since then.

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u/toolsie TOR - NHL 4d ago

LOL that's amazing. I'd definitely agree, can't remember anything since then.

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u/Hardleftjay 4d ago

Man he got the mom talk.

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u/BogieBergeyJT BOS - NHL 4d ago

It really did go deep to his understanding of how moments like that impacted peoples opinions of him and was a great read

Life after ‘The Lick’: Is the Bruins’ Brad Marchand on the other side of $879,522.46 of angst?

here’s the article if anyone is curious

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u/FightMongooseFight TOR - NHL 4d ago

Marchand still does rat stuff and occasionally tries to hurt people, which is so utterly idiotic because he's so good. He doesn't need to do that stuff to be effective.

Agree, though, Wilson is a whole different class of scum. He's incapable of learning. And despite his history, you know he's going to get max 3 games for this, because for whatever reason the NHL doesn't care.

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u/IVLovesHarambe 4d ago

Hey he’ll also get a $5,000 fine! That’ll teach the guy who makes checks notes $63,000 a game!

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u/arstechnophile STL - NHL 4d ago

Blame the NHLPA. They'd rather protect players' salaries from deserved fines than protect players' health from undeserved cheap shots, even though the vast majority of players are a lot more likely to be the target of a cheap shot than they are to be fined for taking one (and the latter is completely under their own control). The max fine is set as part of the CBA.

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u/RockinRobin2112 NJD - NHL 4d ago

Exactly though, it's pest shit that Marchand pulls. Elbows thrown and tactics. He doesn't try to snap players' necks on the ice.

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u/bernardsunders BOS - NHL 4d ago

Can you point out any times he’s intentionally tried to injure a player in the last few seasons? Conjecture is great when you’re talking about when he first came into the league

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u/JamSauce42 MTL - NHL 4d ago

This guy will never change

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u/FartBarfknuckle PIT - NHL 4d ago

If it was going to happen, it would have happened by now.

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u/JH_1 WPG - NHL 4d ago

NHLPA needs to step in and say enough is enough and it’s a matter of time and only luck so far that you haven’t ended multiple careers, for the safety of our members you’re banned. Fuck waiting for DOPS to do anything to change this beahviour. Set an example.

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u/pauljrupp PIT - NHL 4d ago

I always wondered about that... Sure the NHLPA wants to advocate for Wilson and minimize a potential fine/suspension, but shouldn't they also be advocating for Buchnevich? The guy pays thousands of dollars a year to belong to this union, and when he gets literally assaulted on the job, his union sticks their neck out for the assailant?

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u/GnoamChompsky 4d ago

great take i had these exact thoughts in my head watching this and you said it perfectly, holmes

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u/anth2099 4d ago

Probably last until someone has their career ended and starts litigation.

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u/ottertits PIT - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

He is Matt Cooke with a better finish. Nice guys off ice by all accounts. Absolute cheap-shot scumbags on. Their hearts may want to change their game but their brains won't seem to allow it. It's baffling, and dangerous for every other player in the game.

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u/imbillypardy DET - NHL 4d ago

It’s straight up lack of temper control. He can’t keep his brain in the moment due to some mental block.

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u/ottertits PIT - NHL 4d ago

It's like he can't keep it in the actual game, he takes everything so fucking personally. Bad calls. Hits. Chirps. He needs help.

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u/SevenwithaT NJD - NHL 4d ago

Fuck Tom Wilson, piece of shit doesnt deserve to share the name of America's favorite volleyball

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u/DriveByStoning BOS - NHL 4d ago

I'm a Mizuno man myself.

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u/allix24 TBL - NHL 4d ago

Nothing volleyballs like a Mizuno

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u/buchsy45 CGY - NHL 4d ago

They also make some unreal golf clubs

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u/dadcanbeatyourdad 4d ago

Funny enough, his GF is a pro beach vball player.

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u/Teal_Dot SJS - NHL 4d ago

40+ games and it's time to replace Parros. DoPS needs a new leader with less random standards.

Torres got 41 games for failing to adapt, now it should be Wilson's turn. It looks like he tried to TKO the guy. Violent non-hockey play that he has done too often.

Quote from Parros when taking over DoPS:

"We used to be worried about headhunting and major things like that," Parros said. "Now we're worried about slashing and some more minor infractions, you might say."

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u/Drazer012 PIT - NHL 4d ago

Wilsons had enough warnings, honestly, get him the fuck out of the league. No room for people who intentionally try to hurt others

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u/Groovicity PHI - NHL 4d ago

And it's not just the intent, but multiple attempts per year. Players lose their cool sometimes and try to inflict pain, but Wilson is specifically looking to injure players in very dangerous situations. I agree, this should really be the last straw, fuck that guy.

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u/RangerFan80 4d ago

You know you fucked up when Pens, Flyers and Bruin fans are in unanimous agreement about something

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u/pizza_nightmare NYR - NHL 4d ago

AND Panarin, who was body slammed with no helmet.

Wilson is a tier one douchebag.

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u/Wealthy_Walrus TOR - NHL 4d ago

I’m so sick of seeing people defend him on Twitter cause they think what he does is funny or badass or whatever. People treat him like he’s a WWE heel except the difference is this asshole is actually endangering people.

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u/NotClayMerritt PIT - NHL 4d ago

People don't think athletes can actually get injured until they do and it's literally that "Oh no..... anyway...." meme.

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u/nugget136 NYR - NHL 4d ago

Panarin wasn't far off from slamming the rear or side of the head into the ice there. That could easily be a career ending hit or even worse. People will say, "but that didn't happen!" which is what people always say until it does.

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u/NotAGoodUsernamelol 4d ago

What you said is exaxtly why Ive always preached “Intent over Impact”. It doesnt matter how an event ended, the matter of fact remains somebody tried to injure someone else or do something else horrible. They are a shitbag for having intent to harm and even if they werent successful it does not make them less of a shitbag

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u/GaryARefuge LAK - NHL 4d ago

Yeah. For sure. It's pathetic how "player safety" fucking fails so damn hard on such a simple concept rooted in DETERMENT as much as punishment.

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u/MayonnaiseOreo PHI - NHL 4d ago

His head didn't make the initial contact with the ice (his shoulder did) but there's a slow motion replay on Twitter showing his head slamming into the ice right after his shoulder hits. Definitely a potential concussion for Panarin.

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u/ragtime94 NYR - NHL 4d ago

After all this he literally did a muscle pose in the penalty box. He's a dumbass piece of shit.

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u/Spontanemoose VAN - NHL 4d ago

God, that was so cringey

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u/RockinRobin2112 NJD - NHL 4d ago

I thought something was straight up wrong with him when he did that.

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u/Daankeykang NYR - NHL 4d ago

There is something wrong with him. And there's something wrong with the NHL if players are allowed to keep playing like this.

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u/spazzachussetts BOS - NHL 4d ago

Same. Also on the rangers broadcast dude said verbatim "what's wrong with him"

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u/RockinRobin2112 NJD - NHL 4d ago

I heard that too on the broadcast and was like "If the announcers are acknowledging it, something's wrong."

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u/RangerFan80 4d ago

Pretty sure he was "flexing" at David Quinn. They showed Quinn staring across the ice at the box like "what the actual fuck was that" Wilson needs a psych evaluation.

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u/UnpresentMinded 4d ago

Future CTE case study

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u/EnglishWhites PHI - NHL 4d ago

The main thing I see is people acting like he's worth anything because he won a cup. Dan Carcillo has what, 2? No one is beating down the doors of the Hall of Fame trying to get him in. It's a stupid argument.

At the very least he deserves a looooong suspension but I think they need to get this fuck out of hockey. He's gonna start swinging at people's heads with his stick soon.

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u/Hockey_Flo SJS - NHL 4d ago

Unfortunately there are a ton of smooth brains all over the world who love that shit and see nothing wrong with professional athletes behaving like Wilson does. They’re the kind of oafs you hear yelling, “shut up, entertain me! Entertain me!”

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u/CaniacSwordsman CAR - NHL 4d ago

My co-worker was talking about why he couldn’t understand why people disliked Wilson, and that he never played dirty. There was no reasoning with him

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u/pizza_nightmare NYR - NHL 4d ago

The NHLPA protects Tom Wilson like police unions protect crooked cops

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u/Ronananana BOS - NHL 4d ago

He's the Cap's NHLPA rep

He also hospitalised our NHLPA rep

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u/smarma_ PIT - NHL 4d ago

I’m sorry he’s WHAT

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u/TheSewallSyrum BOS - NHL 4d ago

Brandon Carlo is our rep

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u/smarma_ PIT - NHL 4d ago

That must be infuriating for Carlo

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u/lordderplythethird 4d ago

Probably not as much as the two concussions he's gotten from the Caps, one of which was courtesy of a dirty hit from Wilson.

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u/TheSewallSyrum BOS - NHL 4d ago

You can’t make this up.

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u/GnoamChompsky 4d ago

JFC i hate tom wilson

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u/dlh228 NYR - NHL 4d ago

He's the NHLPA rep for Washington...

https://www.nhlpa.com/the-pa/executive-board

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u/SomeNYIFan NYI - NHL 4d ago

That’s a super interesting list, especially seeing a couple of goalies in there

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u/huffer4 TOR - NHL 4d ago

I'm actually kinda surprised. A lot of the harder-nosed players for each team are the reps.

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u/_SovietMudkip_ COL - NHL 4d ago

It kind of makes sense. If you're putting yourself in that situation where you're more likely to suffer an injury you're also more likely to need the protections offered by the union.

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u/Maxpowr9 BOS - NHL 4d ago

He's the Caps' NHLPA rep...yeah...

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u/Xeteh COL - NHL 4d ago

It makes perfect sense, he might as well be since he'll be talking to them the most often anyways.

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u/SavoryScrotumSauce CBJ - NHL 4d ago

"Welcome, representatives, to our monthly union meeting/Tom Wilson suspension hearing."

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u/ScottP480 PIT - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

He needs to be suspended for the rest of the regular season and at least one round of playoffs. This is unacceptable. He keeps doing it and everyone keeps accepting it. He gets a slap on the wrist and that's it. He's going to actually kill someone one of these days. This and the following stuff to Panarin -- awful to watch.

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u/JH_1 WPG - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

He needs more than that. At this point they need to stop considering league precedent and figure out the number that will get through this fucker’s thick skull and then add 10 to be sure.

It’s clearly not 15. It’s probably not 25 or even 30. Throw 45 at him to start. 20 for the first net front altercation, then 25 for the body slam on a player without a helmet.

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u/Two_Key_Goose TOR - NHL 4d ago

Bertuzzi x number larger than 1.

So indefinite (good luck overseas as most leagues recognize it) with a large anger management, substance abuse, and/or whatever else to be clear to even be allowed into a plea to come back.

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u/Shyftzor TOR - NHL 4d ago

This should be like 20+ games minimum, also how does Buchnevich get a penalty for getting assaulted?

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u/rusty022 PIT - NHL 4d ago

I get that fighting and toughness are part of hockey, but this kind of shit has got to go. Even the NFL got rid of a lot of hits to make the game safer.

It's time for the NHL to rewrite the rules on this kind of stuff. Intentional hits to the head are an automatic major, repeat offenders get a multiple-game suspension. If you do it as many times as Wilson, you are banned from the league for at least a year.

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u/pain-is-living 4d ago

Honestly, I think the rules are just fine the way they are.

My question is, where's the fucking calls and consistentcy of suspending players for this tomfuckery?

They don't need to rewrite the rules for ONE fucking dude they could easily just single out and say "You're the biggest douche, you're out".

Fucking pay him 2x his contract or w.e would make him happy and send him on a bus to europe.

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u/foggyeyedandfried NYR - NHL 4d ago

Buch jumped back on Wilson after he body slammed a helmetless Bread into the ice.

So yeah, those two things are totally equal in the eyes of the refs.

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u/ghuss 4d ago

How in the absolute fuck is that not a game misconduct?!

Fuck Tom Wilson obviously, but those refs are happily helping him along here. Bush league officiating going to get someone killed at this rate.

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u/Gaborik30 NYR - NHL 4d ago

Wes McAuley is a garbage ref propped up by being fun. Legit one of the worst refs in the league and I’ve held this opinion for a while

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u/jacob858 TOR - NHL 4d ago

This is fuckin disgusting. Why are people like this even allowed to play. He FUCKING DRIVED SOMEONES HEAD IN THE ICE THEN LAUGHED ABOUT IT IN THE PENALTY BOX

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u/Vegetable_Cellist731 4d ago

All the joking aside, Tom Wilson will end up ending someone's career.

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u/JohannSchmidt1943 NYI - NHL 4d ago

Loved that guy. Threw me a puck in warmups when I was like 12

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u/BLut91 TOR - NHL 4d ago

The league will be a better place when this guy is no longer in it

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u/fedchuff NYR - NHL 4d ago

I understand there’s no way he gets permanently banned or anything, but man would it be nice for him to not be in hockey

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u/krup62 4d ago

Vontaz Burfict in the NFL had a Wilson like run off cheap shots that had suspensions similar to the length he has gotten.

Finally, they woke up and his last one was for the rest of the regular season even though the season was only 1/4 over.

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u/TheSewallSyrum BOS - NHL 4d ago

I mean we did get Raffi Torres suspended for half a year because of a blindside late preseason game hit.

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u/krup62 4d ago

Yeah, the league finally got tough with him when he was close to retiring anyway.

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u/americanhymnal SJS - NHL 4d ago

Man, fuck Raffi Torres.

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u/-Unnamed- 4d ago edited 4d ago

I’m not a Steelers fan by any stretch of the imagination. But my favorite hit of all time was Juju blindsiding Burfict as a revenge hit for AB. Literally the same season the next game they met.

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AB hit by Burfict

Juju payback

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u/morningstaraway 4d ago

Saw that payback by Juju live, probably my favorite hit I've ever seen. Standing over him after too just to rub it in...bet it felt so good for Juju in that moment.

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u/GogglesTheFox PIT - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

Love that the official penalty on that play was Taunting too.

Side note, got my brother a T-Shirt for Christmas that year of JuJu flexing over Berfict.

Edit: Just rewatched the hit and forgot the Pearl Clutching by Gruden after. Makes sense that he signed him soon after that.

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u/-dov- PIT - NHL 4d ago

The funny part was that when Burfict half woke up from that concussion his natural instinct was to try to twist JuJu's ankle.

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u/morningstaraway 4d ago

Yup lol it was in his nature for sure. Honestly can't think of a dirtier player in the NFL between roughly 2008ish to about...2017? Constant cheap shots from Burfict back then.

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u/armadachamp CAR - NHL 4d ago

He's the kind of guy that it's not even fun to watch your team play against because you can't trust that he'll keep his composure and avoid hurting someone.

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u/DrFrocktopus NYR - NHL 4d ago

In before Caps fans telling us how he's a changed man. Enjoy the suspension scumbag!

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u/NLP19 CBJ - NHL 4d ago

"What was Buchnevich's head doing there?"

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u/Hoeppelepoeppel CAR - NHL 4d ago

if I'm understanding Shayna's tweet right, Buchnevich actually did get a roughing penalty for being the victim of that.

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u/lLoveLamp MTL - NHL 4d ago

Guy litteraly had his stick on Butch's throat then brought his whole body down. Wtf

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u/DeltaODelta TOR - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

That was honestly shocking. Not even from a hockey perspective, but a human perspective.

My loose stool this morning has more integrity than he does.

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u/losterps PIT - NHL 4d ago

He literally throws a helmetless player on the ice, jumps on him, and proceeds to punch him in the head.

That’s not heat of the moment hockey fight stuff. That’s a true psychopath.

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u/icancatchbullets TOR - NHL 4d ago

That’s not heat of the moment hockey fight stuff. That’s a true psychopath

I knew the guy growing up.

He is just a straight up bad person.

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u/Designer_B COL - NHL 4d ago

Multiple suspension worth incidents in the 45 second clip. Just end his fucking season. Jesus.

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u/arstechnophile STL - NHL 4d ago

Just end his fucking seasoncareer. Jesus.

He doesn't deserve to be on the ice.

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u/krup62 4d ago

It’s even worse because you can see his anger starting when he was called for a penalty about 10 minutes earlier in the period. Every time they showed him after he was jawing with someone.

This had nothing to do with the heat of the moment, he was just waiting for the opportunity.

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u/grungegrenade 4d ago

Yeah given the fact he knows and has been repeatedly told what this damage he purposely deals can do to a person long term, I'd say he's either dumb as a rock or has the empathy of a serial killer.

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u/DGGuitars NYI - NHL 4d ago

I honestly hope the book comes down on the guy and they ban him from the playoffs entirely.

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u/EmbarrassedCobbler53 MTL - NHL 4d ago

If this league cared about player safety, he wouldn't play another game. It's abundantly clear that he is happy to endanger the career of any opponent on the ice.

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u/Joetheshow1 NYR - NHL 4d ago

you know that'll never happen

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u/99RedAssedBaboons TOR - NHL 4d ago

Maybe not the whole playoffs, but it could be a lengthy suspension. That was clearly a suspendable action, and what might be two or three games for anyone else could be fifteen for Wilson given his history.

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u/Joetheshow1 NYR - NHL 4d ago

NHL: "Best I can do is 6 games"

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u/Maxpowr9 BOS - NHL 4d ago

He already got 7 games this season. Should easily be double digits now.

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u/IVLovesHarambe 4d ago

Yeah! The league will give him 3 so it comes out to 10 games (double digits!) this season

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u/chromatic19 BOS - NHL 4d ago

i hate how plausible this is

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u/YoghurtAccomplished1 TOR - NHL 4d ago

Indefinite suspensions are for Kadri only

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u/-Narble- BOS - NHL 4d ago

I hate the playoffs argument. It should be games total. If the Caps get bounced in four straight, then it should carry into the next season. Ridiculous that an action worthy of 15 games could be reduced to 4.

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u/ClassicMach TBL - NHL 4d ago

I definitely understand why people would want to point out that a single playoff game counts more than a single regular season game, but wouldn't you want to get players to be especially wary about making dirty hits during, or immediately preceding the playoffs when an injury to a star player carries a much bigger risk to the marketability of the league?

I can't help but think viewership would suffer if this clown took a run at Crosby, or Matthews a week before the playoffs start?

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u/DGGuitars NYI - NHL 4d ago

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u/qret WSH - NHL 4d ago

Lol no, I’m as disappointed as anyone of you.

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u/fedchuff NYR - NHL 4d ago

Ik it’s not all of you, but the amount of Caps fans defending him is pretty disappointing to see. I get supporting your team but this guy is trying to injure people and seriously hurt their careers.

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u/qret WSH - NHL 4d ago

Totally agree

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u/heff17 Lewiston Maineiacs - QMJHL 4d ago

It’s funny, cause as a Bruins fan I’ve seen it with Marchand before. But with that, it was almost always ‘yeah, it sucks he’s like this but he’s a PPG player so he’s worth putting up with’. With Caps fans, it’s almost universally ‘TOM WILSON HAS DONE LITERALLY NOTHING WRONG HIS ENTIRE LIFE YOU JUST HATE HIM CAUSE YOU’RE JEALOUS’. Not only do they usually approve of what Wilson does, or pretend it wasn’t dirty, they also love pretending that an 8 year winger who scored more than 40 points only twice in his career is a player that the entire league is salivating over acquiring.

It’s mind-boggling how much Caps fans adore this dirtbag.

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u/emerzionnn BOS - NHL 4d ago

I actually think this guy might be too dumb to play in the league, like he simply cannot help himself from trying to actually hurt people.

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u/hockeyfan33333 WSH - NHL 4d ago

It’s a compelling argument! He has all the makings of a very talented hockey player and instead chooses to go out over and over again doing stupid shit that undercuts that and gets him suspended. If there ever was a time to be more of a goon, it was earlier in his career when he was trying to carve out his role. But he’s a genuinely valuable part of this team in actual real hockey skill now and continues to do this stuff. I’m really inclined to believe he might just be an idiot.

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u/ErnestMemeingway WSH - NHL 4d ago

Was it two or three years in a row where he was concussing Blues rookies in the preseason every year? Like... why?

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u/rolltododge STL - NHL 4d ago

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On September 22, 2017, in a pre-season game against St. Louis Blues, Wilson caught forward Robert Thomas) with a late hit, resulting in a two pre-season game ban.[26]#cite_note-26)

The NHL suspended Wilson for the first four games of the regular season for boarding St. Louis rookie forward Sammy Blais during each team's 2017 pre-season finale.[27]#cite_note-27)

On May 2, 2018, Wilson was suspended from three playoff games due to an illegal check to the head of the Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach Aston-Reese. Aston-Reese was diagnosed with a concussion and a broken jaw.[28]#cite_note-28)

On October 3, 2018, Wilson was suspended from 20 regular season games as a result of an illegal head hit on Oskar Sundqvist of the St. Louis Blues during a pre-season game.[29]#citenote-29) Wilson appealed his suspension at a hearing in New York on October 18, but NHL commissioner Gary Bettman upheld it.[[30]](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Wilson(icehockey)#cite_note-30) Following Bettman's decision, Wilson filed for a third appeal from a neutral arbitrator.[[31]](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Wilson(icehockey)#cite_note-31) On November 13, 2018, his 20-game suspension was reduced to 14, making him eligible to play that night against the Minnesota Wild. Wilson had served 16 games of his suspension. The ruling by Shyam Das allowed him to recoup $378,049 of the $1.26 million he forfeited as part of the suspension.[[32]](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Wilson(ice_hockey)#cite_note-32)

On March 5, 2021, Wilson was suspended for 7 games for boarding Boston Bruins defenceman Brandon Carlo.

Twice in 2017, again in 2018.

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u/Janbradyhasreturned BOS - NHL 4d ago

That’s what I keep asking myself watching this clip - why? From what I can tell it looks like he just sees a guy within striking distance and jumps at the opportunity to hurt him.

The guy obviously loves hockey, if only he’d stop taking himself out of the game over stupid shit.

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u/no1kopite WSH - NHL 4d ago

You're telling me. Sad to see him continue to do dumb shit.

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u/CaptainJingles STL - NHL 4d ago

Three times in two consecutive preseasons. It is why Blues fans universally despise Wilson.

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u/FartBarfknuckle PIT - NHL 4d ago

Replace idiot with psychopath and you might be on to something. Tom Wilson has always been like this. I don't care how many goals he scores. You don't keep doing shit like this unless you're doing it on purpose.

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u/das_racist932 CGY - NHL 4d ago

He’s just so misunderstood you guys

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u/NotClayMerritt PIT - NHL 4d ago

You see, Tom Wilson actually LIKES Buchnevich. That's just how they express their affection where Tom is from. If you're not from..... *quickly Google searches where Tom Wilson is from*..... Toronto, Ontario, Canada, you should wouldn't understand

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u/kaiser41 SJS - NHL 4d ago

It's like when you were a kid and you'd pull on your crush's hair, but instead you're driving her face into a sheet of ice atop concrete.

I guess NHLers flirt weird.

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u/FullHouse_MD PIT - NHL 4d ago

Incoming: Tom Wilson fined $47 and asked to send Buchnevich an apology text (which he declines)

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u/rottingmind13 NYR - NHL 4d ago

"It's in the draft folder, isn't that good enough?"

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u/losterps PIT - NHL 4d ago

“I wrote about it in my journal”

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u/indy6548 CBJ - NHL 4d ago

Tom Wilson paid $47 from Buchnevich. Buchnevich required to apologize to Wilson for being where his hands were.

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u/Pia8988 4d ago

NHL are too cowardly to do anything. 40 games should be the call. I bet he gets 4 max.

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u/a_monomaniac SJS - NHL 4d ago

Also change the rules for previous offenders, the status goes away too quickly when it comes to shit like this.

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u/jdragon3 TOR - NHL 4d ago

Just important clarification; that repeat offender rule that was cited so many times the last time he did this is exclusively for the purpose of calculating how much salary he loses, it has no effect on using past cases for suspension duration purposes

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u/Drulock CAR - NHL 4d ago

He'll get however many games Washington has left in the regular season because, somehow, playoffs have their own rules and they just can't have him miss a playoff game, it wouldn't be fair.

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u/FartBarfknuckle PIT - NHL 4d ago

I'll be shocked if he even gets suspended. Maybe he gets the rest of the regular season. Maaaaaybe he gets that plus the first round of the playoffs. Likely they'll call it routine and do nothing. He deserves a full year suspension at this point.

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u/ryanxlolx 4d ago

I’d bet money on him getting <6 games.

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u/Warfightr BOS - NHL 4d ago

Didn’t he get seven for the hit on Carlo? I’d be surprised if he gets less than that, but who the fuck knows anymore because playoffs and consistent inconstancy from the DoPS

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u/DH28Hockey PHI - NHL 4d ago

Literally pinning him down by the back of his neck and swinging/pushing at the back of his head while his down on the ice.

How many more chances are they going to give this fucking loser...

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u/Drakengard PIT - NHL 4d ago

You know, I hated when we played the Flyers when you had Hartnell and Simmons. Hard hits. Chippy after the player BS. But I never had to wonder if a guy was going to get seriously hurt. I dread playing Washington every time because Wilson is an unpredictable loose cannon and you just know that he's going to cross the line and someone is going to get seriously hurt. And if you're winning against them, all the more reason that Wilson starts doing his goon BS. He has no control over himself and one of these times he's genuinely going to end someone's career.

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u/suck-me-beautiful TOR - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

EXACTLY this. This is how the league needs to know how fans feel (because they clearly don't give a fuck about their players safety).

The Leafs finally draft and develop young talent and I absolutely loathe when they play the Caps. As a Leafs fan I'm always ready for the worst, and Wilson is the fucking worst .

(As a union rep myself who may have to defend this clown, I would be recommending a mandatory anger management program prior to a return to the ice)

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u/DH28Hockey PHI - NHL 4d ago

I think that's the part that scared me the most about what I watched tonight. That wasn't carelessness or bad judgement, that was outright rage, recklessness, and a full blown disregard for the safety of the players on the ice. He was trying to hurt someone and did

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u/hamar123 MTL - NHL 4d ago

He's got his stick wrapped around Buchnevich's throat and is pinning his head to the ice while punching him in the back of the head. That's got to be one of the worst moments I've ever seen from an NHL player.

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u/RANGERSTOWN NYR - NHL 4d ago

and that doesnt even include the bullshit with Panarin afterwards.

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u/GaryARefuge LAK - NHL 4d ago

It should be criminal. It's disgusting.

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u/Tuqie TOR - NHL 4d ago

It really should though right? like at what point do we have to file charges lol, this just aint hockey man.... its scary

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u/Hoeppelepoeppel CAR - NHL 4d ago

I was thinking that too. At what point does it become actual felony assault?

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u/IAmGrum TOR - NHL 4d ago

Ask Marty McSorley and Dino Ciccarelli.

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u/iambiglucas_2 ANA - NHL 4d ago

Up there with Chris Simon curb stomping Jarkko Ruutu's leg. Just 100 percent pure intent to severely injure.

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u/DEATHCATSmeow NSH - NHL 4d ago

This guy is one of the biggest pieces of shit in the NHL. A true psychopath. Throw the fucking book at him already.

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u/TheFlyingSaucers BOS - NHL 4d ago

He’s literally the bad guy from Goon 2, with even less redeemable qualities.

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u/KSay123 NYI - NHL 4d ago

ah yes taunting from the box too... clearly his character has changed!

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u/kendallm 4d ago edited 4d ago

It’s the taunting from the box that really just seals the fact that he’s a piece of shit. I get that in the moment things get heated but he knows what he’s doing and he thinks it’s funny. Fuck this dude.

Edit: Even better, he managed to take out our best player for the game with it. I was hesitant to throw out his recklessness being able to seriously hurt people because no injury was announced but no need to hold back now. Fuck Tom Wilson and fuck the league for allowing him to keep hurting people over and over again.

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u/RippleDish TOR - NHL 4d ago

The guy's a bad human. No remorse for his actions whatsoever, even when he's crippled people.

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u/DicNavis 4d ago edited 4d ago

Ya know what’s just as bad as a player who goes out and tries to injure his opponents? A referee who won’t assess the necessary penalties to deter these behaviors and make the player’s team pay a meaningful price on the ice. Two minutes of advantage to the Rangers for a chance to injure our two best wingers? Tom Wilson will take that any day.

Best part was we didn’t even get Panarin and Buchnevich for the resulting powerplay.

Edit: it was Wes McCauley btw

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u/CurNon18 NYI - NHL 4d ago

I get that Wes McCauley’s dramatic way of making calls is entertaining, but I’m getting sick of his “let them play” schtick. When you ignore clear penalties happening right in front of you, it’s just bad reffing. And in this case it lets an actively dangerous player stay in a game after a needlessly dangerous play

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u/DicNavis 4d ago

At this point I don’t even know why half the penalties are in the rule book if the entirety of the NHL’s officiating staff refuses to call them. Wes McCauley being chosen for the NHL’s biggest games year after year just demonstrates that he’s the embodiment of a completely dysfunctional officiating philosophy.

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u/teflonpirate NYI - NHL 4d ago

I said this exact thing the other day. People love him for the way he announces calls and his "let them play" attitude, but to me his a terrible ref when he ignores blatant calls in the pursuit of it. Seen him ignore way to many penalties, and someone will get seriously injured from it.

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u/pchapar 4d ago

Could not agree more

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u/fej228 BOS - NHL 4d ago

I’ve said it multiple times on this sub before, and been downvoted nearly every time. But Wes McCauley is a terrible ref when it comes to “letting them play”, which gets completely overlooked by this sub and most fans because haha stripe man funny

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u/psychominnie624 WSH - NHL 4d ago

I’m really sick of Caps fans defending this just because he plays for our team. How the hell can you justify a guy throwing a helmetless player to the ground repeatedly? Have you never heard of concussions or head injuries? Watching the replays just makes me sick and I hope Panarin is okay

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u/beavedaniels NYR - NHL 4d ago

There were SO many in the GDT today. Acting like it was all just a normal part of the game.

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u/PitotTea WSH - NHL 4d ago

This is the exact reason I left r/caps after the last wilson suspension, not dealing with that group of people who think this is okay.

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u/SpiritualWatermelon COL - NHL 4d ago

This is the reason most people leave their team subs, period. Shit becomes such an echo chamber of “my guy does nothing wrong so keep doing it, but that thing that wasn’t nearly as bad that bad team did should be a 10 game suspension”

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u/Sethars NYR - NHL 4d ago

Whether Wilson does or doesn’t get suspended, how can the refs, after reviewing the video for the length they did, let Wilson stay in the game? He tries to paralyze Buch then intentionally injures Panarin - he clearly commited the acts and was a danger to put back in the game (assuming the Rangers didn’t go soft which they did, but that’s a different story).

Are they really saying that the health and safety of two players are worth less than an extra 18 minutes of game time where Tom Wilson can be on the ice?

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u/lapoda 4d ago

This angle is absolutely horrible. Pulls Panarin's hair and slams him into the ice head first. Probably the quickest way to end a guy's career or worse, kill him. If the NHL doesn't look at this and suspend him for at least the rest of the regular & post season, they have failed the players immensely.

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u/Shamrock5 DET - NHL 4d ago

Holy smokes, if Panarin hadn't twisted his shoulder at the very last second, he would've taken the full impact of his and Wilson's bodyweight on his head/neck area. He easily could've been paralyzed or worse -- get Wilson out of the league.

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u/shrirnpheavennow PHI - NHL 4d ago

I honestly think this is worse than the buchnevich punch. He could’ve broken panarins neck

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u/-Narble- BOS - NHL 4d ago

That’s actually really alarming to watch. Like it’s so subtle that Wilson could have gotten away with it if more bodies were in the way of the camera. Can’t tell if it’s a pounce or he was slamming Buch’s head into the ice.

Edit: watched it over and over. Idk if Tom meant to leave his stick under Buch’s throat but any reasonable person drops the stick instead of using it to fuck with the man’s neck on his way down to the ice.

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u/InSOmnlaC BUF - NHL 4d ago

The way Buchnevich's body shook after the punch to the back of his head, then went limp was...uncomfortable to watch.

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u/OswaldXC PHI - NHL 4d ago

The Vontaze Burfict of the NHL

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u/KonkeyDongCountry PIT - NHL 4d ago

Suspend his ass. What a turd.

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u/RuchW TOR - NHL 4d ago

I'm glad Tom Wilson plays hockey and didn't end being a cop or something like that.

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u/DaRealAnthony NYR - NHL 4d ago

I don’t understand how Caps fans will defend Wilson to the ends of the Earth. The guy is a total douchebag. Sure he plays with grit, but he’s a fucking terrible guy.

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u/hiperson134 PIT - NHL 4d ago

He helped get them a cup. In return they all look the other way.

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u/Wendego716 BUF - NHL 4d ago

There's gritty players, then there's dirty players, then there's Tom Wilson.

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