Wilson Suspended 20 Games

Notorious Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended for the fourth time in thirteen months. After an in person hearing Wednesday morning, The NHL’s Department of Player Safety finally acted forcefully, handing him a 20 game sentence. All four suspensions have been for violent hits that show no regard for the safety of his … Continue reading Wilson Suspended 20 Games

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Wilson Blindsite Hit Earns Hearing

In the least shocking news of the 2018-19 pre-season, Washington Captials forward Tom Wilson will be on the unfortunate side of a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. https://twitter.com/nhlplayersafety/status/1046550994295894016?s=21 The illegal check in question was a blindside hit to Oskar Sundqvist of the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Wilson approached this hit following … Continue reading Wilson Blindsite Hit Earns Hearing

How Alexander Ovechkin Won the Stanley Cup

Alexander Ovechkin has won the Stanley Cup. It was a necessary step in this man’s career, in his life. Never in recent memory has any player in any sport needed a championship so badly to prove himself, and it showed in the way he treasured lifting it.  I myself have been critical of Ovechkin, although … Continue reading How Alexander Ovechkin Won the Stanley Cup

McNabb Suspension Impossible

Brayden Mcnabb of the Vegas Golden Knights has been on the business end of a few questionable (aka dirty but for some reason acceptable) hits in the Stanley Cup Final. His latest came late in Game Four, a backbreaking 6-2 loss.  McNabb was in his defensive end when he saw Washington’s T.J. Oshie with the … Continue reading McNabb Suspension Impossible

Cross Checking Has Reached Epidemic Proportions

Back in January 2018, Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings cross checked Pittsburgh Penguin Justin Schultz and was ejected with a 5:00 major penalty and a game misconduct. The NHL's Department of Player Safety decided to only give Brown a fine. In my analysis of the incident I said "The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has … Continue reading Cross Checking Has Reached Epidemic Proportions

Washington Capitals Playing A Questionably Physical Style

The Washington Capitals have a bad habit in the playoffs. I’m not talking about the general Capitals franchise playoff habit of choking in game sevens. I’m talking about this specific 2017-18 Washington Capitals team and the habit this 2018 playoff season of launching into hits. The most notable incident is of course the Tom Wilson … Continue reading Washington Capitals Playing A Questionably Physical Style

Stralman Won’t Be Suspended; Not As Surprising As You Might Think

I’m having a hard time believing Anton Stralman of the Tampa Bay Lightning isn’t being suspended for his boarding penalty on Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals.  https://twitter.com/toughcallblog/status/996549983741595648?s=21 It was a gift to the NHL’s Department of Player Safety to put the rumours to rest that they in fact are not biased toward Tom Wilson. … Continue reading Stralman Won’t Be Suspended; Not As Surprising As You Might Think

Wilson Hit on Aston-Reese Has No Place in Hockey

I think Tom Wilson is the epitome of what today’s NHL breeds, promotes, and encourages.  That’s why Wilson and an unusually large number of hockey fans genuinely believe there was nothing wrong with his hit on Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese. They see this particular hit as just another hard play. Guys like Niklas Kronwall and … Continue reading Wilson Hit on Aston-Reese Has No Place in Hockey

Kadri Suspension Huge Step for Department of Player Safety

Nazem Kadri was handed a three game suspension by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his disgrace to the sport hit on Boston’s Tommy Wingels. I for one couldn’t be happier, and I have four reasons for that. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/984943034726051840 1)I thought Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings being suspended one game for his … Continue reading Kadri Suspension Huge Step for Department of Player Safety

Kadri Hit On Wingels: He Still Doesn’t Get It

What worries me most about what Nazem Kadri isn’t what he did, it’s what he said about it.  The Toronto Maple Leafs forward has a history of making some not so bright decisions and in the process endangering anyone on the ice with him, but the hope was those were just that: history. He proved … Continue reading Kadri Hit On Wingels: He Still Doesn’t Get It