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NHL Fines Tom Wilson $5000 For Instigating INSANE Brawl vs Rangers

Capitals' repeat offender Tom Wilson was back to his old antics last night when Washington played the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. After a strong shift in the offensive zone for New York and a little hack at the Caps tendy, Wilson cross-checked a defenseless Pavel Buchnevich in the back of the neck, sparking a massive brawl. Wilson then proceeded to slam former Hart trophy finalist Artemi Panarin (aka "The Breadman") to the ice.

Watch this video and tell me what you see. IT'S CLOSER TO WWE THAN HOCKEY!!!! I see Wilson flexing in the penalty box... he's such a tough guy! Made a cheap shot on Buchnevich and was able to answer for it by taking down one of the smallest players in the league! Great job! Real class act, eh buddy? Ridiculous!


Here's something even more ridiculous:

The NHL Department of Player Safety only gave him a $5000 fine! George Parros better be calling in his own resignation, because otherwise the hockey world is going to eat him alive. Tom Wilson needs to understand that he could have ended Panarin's career. There is no place for that in our game. Wilson has been fined before and he's been given short-term suspensions before. He still hasn't learned! The NHL needs to put their foot down and say, "THIS IS NOT OKAY".


What do you guys think? Comment below what punishment you think would be justified.

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Sean
Sean
May 05, 2021

Nahhhh that amount of money is barely pocket money on his salary, some people crave notoriety and a $5000 fine won't stop this happening again.

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Sam
Sam
May 05, 2021

NOOOOO WHY DID HE SLAM BREAD?!?!?!?!

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Cole
Cole
May 05, 2021

I agree with you patrick.

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Patrick Silva
Patrick Silva
May 05, 2021

Honestly, I don’t think it should be a suspension. The fine is justified. Buchnevich was defenceless on the ground and it appears to me Tom Wilson was hitting him in the back/shoulder not the neck or head. Breadman and friends jumped in to protect their teammate and rightfully so. Wilson and Panarin were wrestling and Wilson threw him and his head could’ve hit the ice. That’s a risk that’s there with something like wrestling or fighting but I don’t see intent to injure here. To me this is a situation where it’s a risk that’s always there in a scuffle sort of situation.

Check out this take:

https://youtu.be/p6QZbNGcHwE

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Watching from the other view, I can see how Wilson punched the shoulder (of Buchnevich) but I still think it was a cheap shot. This video gave a different take with Panarin as well about how its not Wilson's fault he had no helmet which is completely right! I just find that there was no reason for Wilson slamming Panarin to the ice. A hard cross-check would have gotten the same message across but its a less dangerous play. I still think he should have been out for one game (Caps last game vs Rangers), but my stance has weakened a little bit 😅.

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glacier
glacier
May 05, 2021

I don't have a clue about hockey but 5k is a lot of money, so I'm guessing it's bad, poggers blog. - Oreo

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Cole
Cole
May 05, 2021
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LOL

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