Tom Wilson was suspended for three games in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but now he’s on the other side of the coin.
Wilson and his teammates were all very upset with the suspension at the time, saying it was a clean hit and that he didn’t deserve a suspension, but now he was on the receiving end of a hit that he wasn’t happy with. It was a hit delivered by Anton Stralman (Watch it here) and Wilson believes that he left his feet, hit him in numbers and there was contact with his head.
All in all, Wilson feels as though if that was if it was him that made that hit he’s getting a suspension – and we think he’s probably right.
Wilson is bigger and hits harder than Stralman, so if he was put in that same position not only would it probably have looked worse, but it would have been treated differently. It’s really no secret that the NHL treats players differently for this type of behaviour, past offenders are often given more extreme punishment.
Still, fans couldn’t believe that of all people it was Wilson doing the complaining.
While fans are focusing on the fact that the tables have turned for the Capitals and Wilson, what should probably be more of a focus is that if the hit did really have such an impact on Wilson, where were the concussion spotters?