Capitals Tom Wilson Will Not Be Suspended For His Hit On Brayden Schenn


After reviewing the play, and talking to Washington Capitals Tom Wilson this afternoon, the NHL has decided not to suspended him.

Are you satisfied with this explanation?

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  1. #1 by Kevin at December 19th, 2013

    Correct call

  2. #2 by Bren Bowman at December 20th, 2013

    This is just the same inconsistent bullshit from the league. First they say they want to clean up the game from reckless predatory hits like this and when there is a chance to punish them Brendan Shanahan just looks the other way. There is a reason 10 guys have been suspended already this month because players don’t have any reason to change their behavior.

  3. #3 by Dan at December 20th, 2013

    I agree with Bren. This decision is absolute BS. If nothing else, Tom Wilson’s charge was insane with the intent to injure. I played rep and then Junior B when I was a kid and I took plenty of those hits. As a result I have had two spinal operations to correct injuries like Schenn’s. I can’t believe people are buying into Don Cherry’s argument that is Schenn’s fault. He was playing the puck and after seeing Wilson he attempted to button hook in the other direction. What do you want him to do….skate backwards and face Wilson?….skate away from the puck and give up possession? He does anything but try to compete for the puck and he will be sent packing by his Coach.

  4. #4 by Shane at December 20th, 2013

    I disagree there was intent to injure here… these guys are professionals with families. With very few exceptions, they don’t go after each other with intent.

  5. #5 by backburner at December 20th, 2013

    All Schenn could have done in that situation is either turn to try to avoid the hit, which he did… but is stupid.

    Or, take the hit shoulder to shoulder, in which he still would have been hurt, but not as dangerous.

    A third option however, would be to put his elbow up in Wilson’s face to protect himself Owen Nolan style.. either way it’s a loose, loose situation.. Speed is what is causing the serious injuries.

  6. #6 by joefergs at December 20th, 2013

    screw you shanny. you suspend grabner earlier in the season for a phantom elbow but you are to dumb to give wilson a suspension for this hit? what are you watching? this is rediclious. suspesnions on phantom calls??

  7. #7 by Matt at December 22nd, 2013

    This is getting ridiculous with the level of inconsistency of supplemental discipline in the NHL.

    How do you establish a standard and move toward a culture change in the NHL with these hits if you can’t even enforce the penalties consistently?

    You’re just begging for more injuries.

    Supplemental discipline in the NHL is a joke. It is pretty evident that the NHL is not really serious about protecting players, just appearing as if they are.

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