To all you nerds out there that say there is no place for fighting in the game you should probably cover your eyes and hide underneath your blanket because if you watch that video theres a good chance you will cry.
Tom Wilson doesn’t have the best reputation, lets make that clear. Most hockey fans, most hockey players, mostly anyone involved in hockey all agree that he’s a scummer that the game does not have room for. Sure, he’s done some dirty things and for the most part that reputation is warranted. However, there is not one Washington Capital or one Washington Capital fan who doesn’t appreciate the shit Tom Wilson brings to the table. He is a well liked teammate and the fans appreciate the sandpaper he brings to the game. When he stays inside the lines, Tom Wilson is a very good hockey player, one that there is a high demand for. He’s fast, he’s strong, he’s physical and he will stand up for his teammates no matter what. Last night Ian Cole took a cheap run at Evgeni Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson did what he does best.
I already know some people are going to say hits like that happen no matter who is on the ice and will find one example to help prove their self intelligence but those are people who probably also haven’t played the game. If you have, you know when a player like that is on the ice and you know that you have to be careful because if you’re not, you’re going to be fed just like Ian Cole. I can’t believe I’m going to say this but good for Tom Wilson.