By Jack Fenty
Another game and another controversial hit by Capitals forward Tom Wilson. Before I write anything else watch the video yourself and then we'll start breaking it down. Okay, now that you have done that I am going to give my opinion of the Wilson hit…This is a blatant dirty hit by Tom Wilson, Marchessault had distributed the puck long before Wilson delivered the blindside hit. To make matters worse the hit was delivered to Marchessault’s head which resulted in going to the locker room for a concussion evaluation and missing crucial time in the third period. I also want to punch Wilson after he shrugged and smirked at the Knights players as he went to the bench. The play resulted in a two-minute penalty for interference, but it should have been a five-minute penalty.
I am all for letting the players play during the playoffs but a hit like this is just ridiculous. I give the benefit of the doubt to players with no prior incidents regarding questionable hits, but Tom Wilson is no angel. Wilson has had multiple run ins with player safety and has been suspended numerous times including three games for hitting Aston-Reese in the Pittsburgh series. In my opinion Wilson will be suspended one game and will miss game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Honestly, Wilson needs to grow up, he is on the first line in the Stanley Cup Finals, he cannot afford to take stupid penalties and potentially miss games. Wilson makes to much of an impact in games to be making stupid plays like this.
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