Reactions to Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20 games by the NHL on Wednesday after a blindside hit to the head of St. Louis Blues center and former Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Oskar Sundqvist during Sunday night’s preseason game.
The Caps’ right winger has a recent that history was bound to open him for a potentially harsh suspension, according to NBC Sports writer Adam Gretz.
According to Gretz the NHL is harsher on repeat offenders.
Who can forget about that jaw-jacking cheap shot on Zach Aston-Reese during last year’s playoffs?
Wilson, who is will be serving his fourth suspension in 13 months will be forfeiting $1.26 million in salary.