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    Tom Wilson Ejected After Crushing Open Ice Hit on Oskar Sundqvist; Suspended 20 Games

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    I'm fine with these hits.

    Keep your head up.

    Dudes skating along the blueline looking at this skates. I dont see head contact.

    I hate this pussification of defending guys that dont follow the first rule you learn in hockey (for your own safety) - Keep your head up!
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    It's 2018, not 1988.

    Should be 10 games, minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    I'm fine with these hits.

    Keep your head up.

    Dudes skating along the blueline looking at this skates. I dont see head contact.

    I hate this pussification of defending guys that dont follow the first rule you learn in hockey (for your own safety) - Keep your head up!
    I hate Wilson, but I agree here. Hard to tell if he directly went for a headshot, but made the hit by-the-book. Maybe some think there's an unspoken gentlemen's agreement to not make a hit like that, but that's how guys like Tom Wilson and Radko Gudas make their money. Ugly-looking, but it's part of the game as of now.

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    Washington’s Tom Wilson has been offered an in-person hearing for an Illegal Check to the Head on St. Louis’ Oskar Sundqvist. Date and time TBD.
    5+ games coming for that scumbag. Looking at the video, this didn't look like one of his dirtiest hits but whatever gets him off the ice is fine by me. Idiot most likely won't be part of the banner raising ceremony on Wednesday.

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    It's going to be 10-plus. He was suspended three games in the playoffs (so six regular season).


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    I think we can debate all day long that a player should have his head up as he cuts to the middle of the ice but have some folks lost their minds from what I am reading today? The @NHL has been very clear that these are suspendible events! Period. Hits to the head under (cont)
    any circumstances are what the @NHL is trying to get out of the game because the vast majority of current players want it out of the game for 1 reason only PLAYER SAFETY and ultimately the players are better off going this route than not! I don't believe @NHL has had a (cont)
    change of direction over the summer nor should they. I also don't believe it is a conspiracy to get any one player. Just the rules. Nothing good comes from hits to the head. I think everyone is getting comfortable with that fact. Player safety and is should be a main priority!

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    Player safety 101: keep your head up, kid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    It's 2018, not 1988.

    Should be 10 games, minimum.
    Protecting these “victims” won’t help the issue, only ruins the game
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    This is typical “two minutes for being Wilson”
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    Read the tweets. It's the players who want these hits out of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Protecting these “victims” won’t help the issue, only ruins the game
    No, it doesn't. Clinging to archaic traditions that have proven to shorten lives and ruin the quality of life of former players does.

    The NHL, in this case, is like any democracy. Don't like it? CHANGE IT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    No, it doesn't. Clinging to archaic traditions that have proven to shorten lives and ruin the quality of life of former players does.

    The NHL, in this case, is like any democracy. Don't like it? CHANGE IT.
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    Yes, which has only amplified the damage done by shots to the head. Read literally any CTE study. I get that I ride the fence on this given that I continue to support fighting while simultaneously condemning head shot hits, but I also support fewer occurrences of both.

    Sundqvist should have had his head up, but I'm done with this being an acceptable excuse for hits that we know shorten lives. I don't care that he was staring at his feet. I just don't. I care about his health, and I care about the well-being of future players more than I care about keeping the most violent versions of body-checking in the game. If that's all chalked up as "puscification," so be it. I'd rather the game "puscify" than have to try squaring away CTE-induced suicides ten, fifteen, twenty years from now.
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    I'd prefer it wasn't the case but that's the way it is now. It's difficult for the major sports to address this but they NEED to. Until then, guys need to be aware. It's funny, the commentators during the SCF talked about Wilson as a deterrent physical force that kept Vegas in check, then he'll make hits like this and what do they say now? How much is too much, what's justified?

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    I have more time for Wilson than most, but this is just stupid.
    There's enough precedent set that you simply can't hit guys in the head. The big guy hitting a small guy defense isn't adequate and hasn't been for a long time. You would've thought Wilson learned his lesson after the hit on Aston-Reese in the playoffs, but clearly not.
    I don't mind guys with their heads down being taken out, but if you can't be sure you're not going to connect with the head you can't make the hit. Simple.

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    Itís really not simple though, itís a very fast game
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Yes, which has only amplified the damage done by shots to the head. Read literally any CTE study. I get that I ride the fence on this given that I continue to support fighting while simultaneously condemning head shot hits, but I also support fewer occurrences of both.

    Sundqvist should have had his head up, but I'm done with this being an acceptable excuse for hits that we know shorten lives. I don't care that he was staring at his feet. I just don't. I care about his health, and I care about the well-being of future players more than I care about keeping the most violent versions of body-checking in the game. If that's all chalked up as "puscification," so be it. I'd rather the game "puscify" than have to try squaring away CTE-induced suicides ten, fifteen, twenty years from now.
    CTE will come from Sundqvist's bad habit, not the Wilson hit.
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    Wilson can plant a shoulder to the chest, he chooses to go high all the time.

    Yes, he has to change a lifetime habit/learned behavior. Too bad for him. Those hits are illegal. There's no debate about it.

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    Tom Wilson Ejected After Crushing Open Ice Hit on Oskar Sundqvist

    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Itís really not simple though, itís a very fast game
    Then pull up. Too bad.

    Somehow Chara goes by every year not killing anyone. Wilson can, too. He chooses not to.


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