Morning Free Association: Rabble Rabble!

So the Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson is in the news again. For what you ask?
Is it his concert violin skills?

Nope.

Is it because of his impressive diplomatic skills?

Nope.

Perhaps it was his unique woodworking skills that have brought him into the spotlight?

Naaaaaaaahhhhh.
He was just being a douchenozzle.
Wait, what? Tom Wilson would never do anything that might make people thing ill of him!

He’s really just a little angel

Though he did make a teeny tiny predatory hit


In the final exhibition game of the preseason, Wilson flies at high speed at Blues puck carrier Oskar Sundqvist from the opposite side of the rink, and strikes him in the head with his shoulder. Sundqvist spins 360º, lying face down for an extended period of time. Blues coach Mike Yeo stated that he believed Sundqvist had more than one upper body injury and expects him to miss multiple games.
Wilson has been “offered” an in-person hearing with the Department of Player Safety.

An in-person hearing is indicated when DoPS is considering a disciplinary suspension of greater than 5 games. Technically, the hearing is “offered” in lieu of DoPS summarily issuing a ruling, and a player may opt to attend the hearing by phone or to skip it altogether (though that rarely helps their case) Wilson was disciplined twice during last preseason, and once in the post season, when he broke Penguin Zach Aston-Reese’s jaw. This more than makes him a “repeat offender” under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. One could almost admire the trifecta of being suspended for 2 preseason games, 4 regular season games and 3 playoff games.
While the time of the meeting has not been set, it is quite unlikely that Wilson will be available for the season opener against the Bruins.
Caps coach Todd Reirden offered this comment “He’s coming back into the defensive zone and into position, and the player cuts back into him. It’s a tough one, and I know the league will be looking into it.”
Yeah… it’s a tough one. Let’s look at that different angle showing how it is “tough”


I ask you, what is this league coming to when a player can’t make a blind side hit to the head at top speed?
Some Caps fans are actually dismissing this because Rob Bortuzzo hit Michal Kempny that one time. That would be like saying Shawn Thornton was justified in knocking Brooks Orpik unconscious because of the Matt Cooke hit on Marc Savard.
Yeah. That isn’t going to cut it with DoPS or any other fanbase.
So in short,

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

The Habs have named Shea Weber captain. Yes, the person who is injured and might not actually play in a game till the new year.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

That’s so Habby!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

You keep doing you, Habs. I’ll just sit back and enjoy it.

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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Mondays are going to Monday. And if anyone can tell me where my lost debit card is, I’d appreciate it.comment image

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

I lose mine often. It’s usually in the pocket of something i wore or in the car somewhere.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hey Pals!
Ooofff! That must have smarted! Wilson is a jerk. Please, Caps, don’t try to maginalize the hit or excuse this dirtbag.
Missed the last preseason game.
Boated a wild river with a couple newbies yesterday. Spent a lot of time rescuing them. One had to walk off in the last mile.
Mo coffee!!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

That looked pretty bad. Hopefully he gets a lengthy ban.

I watched the Bs last preseason game. If you didn’t see it, and just saw the 1-4 scoreline – that’s not representative. Bs started slowly and effectively left the game ten minutes from the end for some reason, but they dominated most of the game. I’ve got a feeling the Flyers could be pretty good this season too.

Moore and Vaakanainen looked good together, I thought. PP was badly missing Bergy.

Bring on the season!

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imbiginjapan

The bigger question to come out of that game is what is up with Krug. He looked slow for the game and a third he did play, and is now back on the injury list. That’s not a good sign for the power play either.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Yeah good point – that will not have helped the power play.