r/hockey 4d ago

[PlayerSafety] Washington’s Tom Wilson has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Roughing NY Rangers’ Pavel Buchnevich. /r/all

https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/1389589182083911681?s=20
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u/RangerFan80 4d ago

Is this the same league that suspended Sean Avery for six games for uttering the unforgivable phrase "Sloppy Seconds"?

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u/wossquee NYR - NHL 4d ago

Suspended him indefinitely lol

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u/zirky PIT - NHL 4d ago

remember when the league made an emergency rule change after avery checks notes waved in a goalies face

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u/RangerFan80 4d ago

Yeah, literally changed the rules before the next game. Guy comes up with a creative way to distract the goalie with zero physical contact and immediately it's banned.

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u/aabbccbb TOR - NHL 4d ago

I mean, banning it was the right decision, TBH.

Just like suspending Wilson and removing Parros would be...

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u/TheWingus PHI - NHL 3d ago

You mean the guy with the clothing line that boasts the phrase “Make Hockey Violent Again” doesn’t make the best “guy who’s job it is to protect the players”

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u/basedgodsenpai STL - NHL 3d ago

You mean the guy with the clothing line that boasts the phrase “Make Hockey Violent Again”

No fucking way that’s true. If it is how does he have that job? That’s so fucked up

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u/skew_t_pie NYR - NHL 3d ago

Quite literally a rat guarding the cheese

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u/ColourBlindPower WPG - NHL 4d ago

Woah Woah Woah, tag your post NSFW next time!! Your comment gave me PTSD man, you should be banned from Reddit for uttering such putrid words!

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u/scalisee BOS - NHL 4d ago

The same punishment Lundqvist got for squirting water on Crosby.

Good work DOPS. Safety my ass.

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u/E-rye TOR - NHL 4d ago

DOPS: water kills more people yearly than head trauma.

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u/ObliviousLAX CAR - NHL 4d ago

Dihydrogen Monoxide has a 100% mortality rate, ban this harsh chemical!

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u/prefer-to-stay-anon 4d ago

Actually it doesn't, but it is close...

Around 14 out of 15 people who have ingested Dihydrogen Monoxide have died. It is incredibly lethal, but not universally so.

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u/somehockeyfan PIT - NHL 4d ago

Reminder that Shawn Thornton was suspended 15 games for punching a downed opponent.

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u/Pineappleman60 BOS - NHL 4d ago

Thornton also called the guy to apologize afterwards, which I doubt Wilson did

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u/GiantSquidd WPG - NHL 4d ago

Wilson called him afterwards, laughed like Nelson and then hung up. George Parros stood beside him as he did, nodding approvingly.

Fuck the DOPS.

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u/cpander0 TOR - NHL 4d ago

I expected nothing and am still let down. Fire Parros

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u/JGibbons151 TOR - NHL 4d ago

Parros was a fucking plug who shouldn’t have ever been in the league. I wish they had a real NHL caliber player running the DOPS. This is embarrassing.

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u/DogWeighsOver9000 4d ago

Give the job to Kariya, or another star who was the victim of this shit.

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u/CreepyInternetUser OTT - NHL 4d ago

Holy fuck the NHL would never allow this to happen, Paul would actually work his ass off. He has openly expressed his resentment for NHL and hockey as a whole.

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u/rpm959 4d ago

Honestly would he even want the job if they offered it to him? He seems pretty content not being involved with the NHL at all.

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u/Peechez TOR - NHL 4d ago

What's Lindros up to these days

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u/redsoxman17 BOS - NHL 4d ago

He is probably a perfect player for the job. A big guy who used his body and played with an edge, so he will be sympathetic to hard-nosed players who made an honest mistake. But he also understands the devastating consequences of dirty hits so he can project all of the shortcomings in his career onto the victim and drop the hammer on the offender.

Obviously I am making a lot of assumptions, but hockey career wise Lindros is probably the perfect candidate for head of DOPS.

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u/Sewer-Urchin CAR - NHL 4d ago

I agree, hard to find more potential lost to bad hits. He seems like a great choice.

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u/popsac 4d ago

I will sing it to may grave. Make the department head a former Lady Byng recipient or nominee.

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u/methshin TOR - NHL 4d ago

Paul Kariya comes to mind.

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u/ASilentPartner PIT - NHL 4d ago

IMO, this is part of the major problem. The league itself won't change when they have enforcers and goons leading this stuff.

The NHL doesn't care about player's brains, the player's themselves, etc.

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u/agentfortyfour VAN - NHL 4d ago

I mean at this rate Wilson is next in line for the job.

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u/penguins8766 4d ago

Gotta protect the “Good Old Boys” club with a goon running it

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u/unpersons505 OTT - NHL 4d ago

So, about a $48 fine for someone making $50,000. Cool. That'll do the trick.

Fun fact, that's about $10 less than a ticket for going 15km/h over the speed limit where I'm from.

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u/DewJew TOR - NHL 4d ago

I’ve gotten parking tickets in downtown Ottawa for double that!

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u/Maxpowr9 BOS - NHL 4d ago

It costs that much to park at TD Garden legally!

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u/MyMartianRomance PHI - NHL 4d ago

It costs that much to buy a beer and some pre-made nachos at any arena.

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u/Mythaminator TOR - NHL 4d ago

I got tagged by a red light camera in Hamilton for being in the intersection for 0.8 seconds past the change (it literally states 0.8 seconds on the ticket). Fine was 350$. Thanks to the math above, turns out that I could've attempted to murder 7 of my coworkers instead for the same price.

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u/rob_s_458 CHI - NHL 4d ago

I make in that ballpark and I think I got a bigger fine for not having the front license plate on my car. A thing that's not even illegal in several states.

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u/UpsideDownNelly 4d ago

According to cap friendly, Wilson had a total salary of $4.1M before the fine. If you subtract the fine from his salary, his salary drops to.. wait for it... $4.1M

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u/RIPphonebattery 4d ago

The Washington capitals will play 56 games or 3360 minutes this year. Considering the salary of 4.1M, Tom Wilson makes about $1300 per game minute. Tom Wilson earned his fine 3 times over just in the time he was in the box.

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u/Anthon86 OTT - NHL 4d ago

So wait, did MacKinnon get the same fine for tossing a helmet at a guy who was looking as Wilson gets for slamming people's head into the ice? Am I understanding that correctly? Wtf?

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u/PedroAlvarez PIT - NHL 4d ago

Also the same fine Lundqvist got for squirting water on Crosby.

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u/Alextryingforgrate 4d ago

Well good to see consistency with these punishments. Nothing more to see here guys. Who’s playing tonight /s

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u/sweetwattah ANA - NHL 4d ago

I’m definitely tuning into tomorrow’s game. It’s going to be a war

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u/SatireSqurriel MTL - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

I think Mason Geertsen might play his first NHL game tomorrow lol

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u/superwanklampard TOR - NHL 4d ago

Just googled him, man the hair on that guy

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u/Scrubosaurus13 TBL - NHL 4d ago

Perfect for pulling.

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u/77Columbus NYR - NHL 4d ago

Yea seems like that would be the guy to be called up but my guess is Smith will be the one to step up.

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u/SatireSqurriel MTL - NHL 4d ago

Yeah but you guys are out of the playoffs anyway, might as well not risk injury to Smith and bring in an actual tough guy.

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u/MikeyRage NYR - NHL 4d ago

Brendan Smith takes deep offense when someone hurts one of his many children

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u/77Columbus NYR - NHL 4d ago

Smith is an UFA when the season ends this could literally be him fighting for a job next season. The Rangers need an enforcer next season and Smith could fill that role.

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u/bmac92 STL - NHL 4d ago

Watch NYR players get suspended.

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u/EventualThrowaway1 4d ago

If they retaliate tomorrow, they almost certainly will be suspended. /r/hockey will lose its mind for a few days and DOPS will completely ignore the controversy.

I'm not sure what it would take to effect some change at this point. DOPS is a joke. I've never met a fan that respects the DOPS, and players clearly don't respect the deterrent.

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u/anth2099 4d ago

Reffing is a joke, DOPS is a joke.

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u/otter_pop_n_lock NYR - NHL 4d ago

Didn't you see the way Strome and Panarin jumped a defenseless Wilson from behind?????? No, no...ignore the fact that he was beating Buchnevich while he had his stick across his neck.

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u/Reptar-4-Mayor NYR - NHL 4d ago

nah don’t expect a war. 8 of 18 skaters last night were rookies or sophomores, they’ll just let the kids play

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u/NJImperator 4d ago

In a surprise move, the Rangers are calling up rookie winger Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson

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u/KirkHammettJigsaw MTL - NHL 4d ago

"Wait, why is Mike Tyson on the ice?"

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u/sblinn CAR - NHL 4d ago

by god that's stone cold's music!

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u/pat_212 BOS - NHL 4d ago

Do you have some goons you could play?

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u/ItIsSpelledBarzal NYI - NHL 4d ago

Can a team loan a single Ross Johnston to another team for a game?

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u/cpander0 TOR - NHL 4d ago

Every team in the league should just send the Rangers their guy. I'd be ok with losing Simmonds for a game.

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u/Malacon SUNY Oswego - ACHA 4d ago

You know you done fucked up when you got Rangers, Isles & Leafs fans all agreeing with each other.

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u/mantiseye NYR - NHL 4d ago

yeah the fact that an Isles fans is like "we can loan you this guy" and I am like "thanks buddy, we'll return him only slightly scuffed, hopefully" and it's just fine. apparently some things can transcend the hatred we have for each other.

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u/NotYourCity NYI - NHL 4d ago

Every time Johnston has tried to fight him, Wilson runs away. You need yakety sax playing to appreciate it.

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u/SourceKaka TOR - NHL 4d ago

Sabourin over Simmonds for this purpose lol

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u/bobby16may BOS - NHL 4d ago

Kevan Miller on a knee rehab stint loan to the Rangers.

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u/willem_the_foe BOS - NHL 4d ago

You just wait, the Bruins & Caps may be on a collision course (figuratively and literally) for round one so we'll have plenty of chances to see Miller vs. Wilson.

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u/SEND_ME_SPIDERMAN NYR - NHL 4d ago

We have no physical players left. Lindgren, Kreider, and Trouba are all injured. Idk what we can even do.

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u/HgFrLr CGY - NHL 4d ago

Do the rangers have any yolked AHLers?

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u/superwanklampard TOR - NHL 4d ago

I think Colton Orr is available

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u/HgFrLr CGY - NHL 4d ago

Lmao, if they bring up someone who isn’t in their AHL team even that would be the biggest slap to Parros.

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u/AstrangerR TOR - NHL 4d ago

Sign a modern day Ogie Oglethorpe for a one game deal.

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u/Cyrakhis TOR - NHL 4d ago

just sign Mike Tyson. Who cares if he can't skate, get the other guys to push him towards Wilson

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u/AstrangerR TOR - NHL 4d ago

I think the sight of Tyson on skates being pushed around after Tom Wilson skating away is something I'd pay to see just for the comedy of it.

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u/sweetwattah ANA - NHL 4d ago

I hope so. Rivalry game with no playoffs to play for, and public enemy number one won’t be suspended.

Maybe Parros is doing this to drum up ratings for this game. Who knows?

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u/HgFrLr CGY - NHL 4d ago

Maybe Parros sees himself in Wilson and had sympathy. Regardless I bet all that happens is maybe a fight, I don’t see the rangers doing any cheap shots.

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u/mitchyd17 TBL - NHL 4d ago

I've always thought it was weird for Parros to be head of DOPS given his history. Would love to see a player who's career was cut short by concussions be put in charge.

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u/Brew_Rider BOS - NHL 4d ago

How about Marc Savard, he'd rule in the interest of player safety for sure.

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u/HgFrLr CGY - NHL 4d ago

You’d think that it could make sense if he was regretful of being a prick and wanted to protect players now. Clearly not the case and there’s no consistency besides lack thereof. Like fuck at this point I’d take Biz as the DOPS head over Parros.

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u/Deactivator2 WSH - NHL 4d ago

Yeah that's exactly what we need as the head of DoPS, someone who sympathizes with the very same people that require the harshest punishments

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u/rholt168 4d ago

Yes and I pray they are called up.

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u/HgFrLr CGY - NHL 4d ago

If Paros isn’t going to police the league then I’m sure the rangers will police this one.

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u/not_a_toaster MTL - NHL 4d ago

That's probably what Parros wants to be honest...

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u/amgartsh TOR - NHL 4d ago

That the NHL hires former goons, guys who frequently don't play within the rules, to administer the punishment for breaking the rules, is the stupidest fucking thing in the world. Get a Kariya or Savard to do it. Guys with legit reasons to want to protect players

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u/HgFrLr CGY - NHL 4d ago

Would not surprise me.

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u/RogueDivisionAgent CHI - NHL 4d ago

Someone is going to take matters into their own hands, and they'll get a harsher punishment than repeat-offender Wilson.

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u/nuevakl TOR - NHL 4d ago

In all of my years of watching hockey these games never live up the expectations. Even after the Sens Sabres brawl everyone was talking about the rematch 2 days later and we got a quick incident with Neil versus a player I don't remember and McGrattan had a regular old fight with Peters.

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u/toledosurprised NYI - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

joke’s on me for thinking the nhl might actually do something right for once. this is fucked.

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u/amontpetit OTT - NHL 4d ago

Seriously, I figured it was a slam-drunk in-person at the absolute least. Fuck me for thinking there might be some kind of consequence here...

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u/I_Have_Nuclear_Arms ANA - NHL 4d ago

I know I'm preaching to the choir, but my mind is blown by the inconsistency...

What some dudes get suspended for... like an errant elbow skating by a dude where no one was injured...

Tom Wilson goes full on Berserker and $5,000 fine?!

WHAT THE FUCK

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u/RanaMahal TOR - NHL 4d ago

didn’t Edler get closer to getting suspended for that stupid knee on Hyman that he didn’t even fully mean to do than Wilson did for trying to full on take out 3 players 😂😭

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u/palaceofcheese VAN - NHL 4d ago

Edler did get 2 games I believe, but no one was going to tune in to watch him fight lol

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u/borpo DET - NHL 4d ago

slam-drunk in-person

Oh someone's drunk alright

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u/amontpetit OTT - NHL 4d ago

Welp. Fuck it, it stays.

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u/borpo DET - NHL 4d ago

Oh I meant DoPS is drunk. You could be drunk too, who knows. But them? Sauced.

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u/carbonxe NYR - NHL 4d ago

This is fucked but there is no mention of the Panarin incident. If this is it, I guess it's open season on anyone in the NHL and players can just start punching people in the back of the head without any repercussions.

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u/toledosurprised NYI - NHL 4d ago

i’m hoping something additional comes for the panarin incident. maybe it’s wishful thinking, but this is just ridiculous.

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u/Waramp Quebec Nordiques - NHLR 4d ago

But that still means cross checking someone in the neck and punching them in the head while you’ve got them pinned down by the neck is still only worth a $5,000 fine to a repeat offender.

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u/toledosurprised NYI - NHL 4d ago

i know. it’s fucked. imo, he shouldn’t play another game this season. but i hope this one fine isn’t all of it, and that he does face consequences for SOMETHING at least. the nhl DPOS is trash, and clearly needs complete reform.

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u/numberonebuddy Toronto Arenas - NHLR 4d ago

imo, he shouldn’t play another game this season

Unless you're also including playoffs, this is clearly too light, given the few games left in the season.

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u/toledosurprised NYI - NHL 4d ago

oh, i was including playoffs! he should be out until the start of next season, if not longer. the DPOS can’t keep letting him get away with this. maybe missing out on the playoffs would actually get it through his head.

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u/QdelBastardo PIT - NHL 4d ago

the DPOS can’t keep letting him get away with this.

Oh but they can, and they have.

Clearly there is no resolving the DPOS disregard without some much much bigger action, most likely by the players union.

DPOS clearly maintains the position that the players are just disposable and replaceable parts in their money machine. It really is very disgusting.

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u/BloodyAxeOfKhorne PHI - NHL 4d ago

Yay players union, way to fuck over your own clients haha.

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u/redsoxman17 BOS - NHL 4d ago

Wilson is the Caps Rep, so it's more like a this kind of situation there.

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u/TheKennyLoggins VAN - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

This is how you get Bertuzzi-Moore and McSorley-Brashear incidents that extend legally to the real world. Good work DoPS. You have a team locked into the playoffs and a team pretty much eliminated, what could go wrong? There has to be a follow up suspension on the Panarin part of this scrum that they are viewing separately from the Buchnevich stuff, right?

“Oh you hurt our star well let’s take down one of yours, happy playoffs!” - Rangers right now

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u/soundyfivenine PIT - NHL 4d ago

McSorley-Brashear

This is exactly what is going to happen if Wilson and the league continue on their current trajectories.

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u/JiMM4133 PIT - NHL 4d ago

It's sad that we're getting to the part where the players are going to have to actually police the league again. We had started getting away from it or it was just some pushing and shoving after getting a bit handsy with another player. But it's going to have to come to calling up some goons to get any real justice.

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u/Rick_james_brown BOS - NHL 4d ago

SPIN IT AGAIN YOU IDIOTS

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u/7screws DET - NHL 4d ago

the wheel now is just a bunch of 5k fines. spinning it again wont help.

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u/NoWhammies10 TOR - NHL 4d ago
     Flokati Rug
     Hockey Play
)==> $5,000 Fine 
     Hockey Play
     Double Your $$ + One Spin

Ah, shucks, Tom, that's too bad. Rod, don't we have some nice parting gifts for him?

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u/Rick_james_brown BOS - NHL 4d ago

swear to god he's more likely to receive an edible arrangement than an appropriate punishment

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u/foniks EDM - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

The problem isn't only with Wilson's ongoing and continued antics, it's with DOPS itself. They've been committed to issuing wildly inconsistent discipline through the lens of the nebulous, medieval "code."

Having a former player head up the DOPS is a great idea. If that guy also had ~150 fighting majors and owns a portion of the Violent Gentlemen clothing brand, you MIGHT have the wrong guy. If the league wants to be halfway serious about player safety, they could bring in a guy like Paul Kariya and give him carte blanche. If anyone knows about what you can lose when other guys take liberties, it's him.

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u/d-a-v-i-d- 4d ago

If the league wants to be halfway serious about player safety

found the problem

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u/Iniestakovy 4d ago

NHLPA is an issue too as they could be insistent on severe penalties and not defend the perpetrators when they do clearly cross the line

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u/previouslyonimgur NYR - NHL 4d ago

Wilson is the caps nhlpa player rep... The players have to want this to change too.

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u/numberonebuddy Toronto Arenas - NHLR 4d ago

Yeah why prioritize the paychecks of the goons instead of the health of the victims?

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u/sjs48 SJS - NHL 4d ago

I'm definitely biased because Parros has NEVER suspended a player for a hit on a Shark.... but I also think Parros is a little biased too and should not lead that department.

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u/magicking610 PHI - NHL 4d ago

You know how you completely expect something, but are still completely let down when it happens?

Wilson took out their best player for the season, got fined for whatever money he had in his pocket, and gets to keep playing. Their next game (oh wait, that's TOMORROW) has the potential to be a bloodbath.

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u/CleanMD CAR - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

Blame for this falls on the owners, all 32 of them, who don't in the general sense care about the health of the players. Bettman and Parros serve at the pleasure of the league, and they are legitimately monstrous on this point, but if they grew a spine and did the right thing they'd be replaced. The owners make more money when their players are playing, so they simply don't want their players suspended more than they want their players uninjured. If they wanted to change that policy they could change it overnight.

Lay secondary blame at the foot of the NHLPA, which is not directly responsible but is complicit. The players have leverage to give the DOPS fangs, but chooses to focus on keeping player suspensions rare and if necessary short because it keeps PA members making money. If everyone was a decent human being this would be fine, but Tom Wilson is not a decent human being, so instead the PA is giving a few of its members carte blanch to hurt the rest of the members, sometimes permanently. The players would have to work a lot harder to stop this sort of behavior being unchecked but they could do it.

The owners, and by extension the league, will not address how the DOPS handles this sort of behavior in the current climate because they have only a financial interest and there is no financial reason to address it. They buried the last player class action suit so deep in a hole it's incredible, they're not scared about what it can cost them vs what players like Tom Wilson make them. The players, however, have their health on the line, and if they think that last half million is worth risking their health, point Marc Savard or any number of other players at them for a few hours and I hope they can see their best interests.

The Rangers should strike and refuse to play the Capitals. They're being placed in unhealthy working conditions with an individual who refuses to treat the game as a game. And the players should force this issue, together, over the next few weeks, months, and years. The owners don't care about them, so they have to do it themselves.

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u/chromatic19 BOS - NHL 4d ago

this CANNOT be it man, there’s no fucking way

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u/CanadianWampa TOR - NHL 4d ago

Hockey is the best sport in the world, and it sucks that it’s run by one of the worst leagues. Such a joke

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u/QuiGonJinnNJuice CAR - NHL 4d ago

Personally my favorite part of hockey is players getting brain damage and plugs being allowed to run rampant because we don’t want to effect the game.

Sure there are other sports where I can watch men get brain damage, but this happens on ice!

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u/ArchdukeAwesomeSauce 4d ago

Did you read the report about the NHL spending something like $4.50 in legal fees for every $1 they paid out in the concussion lawsuit?

The league doesn’t give a single fuck about players, or their safety.

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u/Moosehead11 COL - NHL 4d ago

Are we certain it wasn't the NHL's account that posted the deleted Wilson meme?

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u/7screws DET - NHL 4d ago

it was the Caps account, but Bettman personally created the meme, sent it to the Caps with strict instructions to use it.

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u/Waramp Quebec Nordiques - NHLR 4d ago

The fastest concussions in the world.

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u/hoseheads BOS - NHL 4d ago

I'd like to say I'm surprised, but really I'm not

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u/pdrock7 U Mass Lowell - NCAA 4d ago

There's gotta be more for the Panarin thing incoming right? There's no fucking way that's all this douche gets for last night.

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u/chromatic19 BOS - NHL 4d ago

that’s what my thought process is they must be separate events. either that or the league is about to get fucking torched for this one

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u/1337_L34f TOR - NHL 4d ago

NHL has literally made a bad situation worse cause now there will be retaliation, and maybe not just vs Wilson...

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u/kitofu926 NYI - NHL 4d ago

If the league won’t police the sport, then the sport will police itself. Whether we like it or not we’re in for some old time hockey next game.

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u/bobandy47 VAN - NHL 4d ago

This sort of thing is exactly how 'Bertuzzi' happened.

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u/Vortivask STL - NHL 4d ago

So what you're saying is...

"atNHLPlayerSafety chooses

x Violence"

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u/ForgottenSpinach MIN - NHL 4d ago

Fuck George Parros. His ass needs to be fired.

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u/QuiGonJinnNJuice CAR - NHL 4d ago

I really don’t understand how this happens. The league office is a cesspool but doesn’t bettman technically work for the owners? I’d think pressure from the franchises could help spur some reform or at least fucking fire Parros. This is insane

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u/-RomeoZulu- 4d ago

Yes, Bettman works for the owners and their interests, and GP works for Bettman. Unless the owners put pressure on Bettman to make meaningful changes to DoPS it won’t happen on its own.

Now how do you get the owners to care? Money. If the Rangers were, for example, to skate off the ice in protest and not play the Caps on Wednesday and leave NBCSN with a gaping hole in its airtime, that would get the attention needed.

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u/QuiGonJinnNJuice CAR - NHL 4d ago

I mean, they just got eliminated, why not try and help your draft stock, and not risk something bad happening to young stars like Kakko and Lafreniere?

I really don't know what it's going to take- i hope it's not a worse injury to players, b/c what happened to Buchnevich and Panarin was pretty insane and scary to watch on replay. Clearly I'm an idiot because I actually thought the league might suspend at least somewhat

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u/triplebassist 4d ago

Of course, the Rangers would all be fined huge amounts for embarrassing the league in that way.

Who's starting the GoFundMe?

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u/NEeZ44 TOR - NHL 4d ago

Kadri got an entire play off series and this guy gets $5000 WTF

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u/CGeb NJD - NHL 4d ago

The best part is it specifically calls out Buchnevic and mentions nothing about Panarin

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u/NH85510 DET - NHL 4d ago

This is why I illegally stream games. Fuck this league

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u/AlwaysEatingToast 4d ago

This isn’t why I illegally stream games but it’s definitely my reasoning now

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u/Teal_Dot SJS - NHL 4d ago

I've paid for NHL Centre Ice/Live every season since 2005-06.

Next year I'm joining you.

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u/ColourBlindPower WPG - NHL 4d ago

Biggest flex of wealth anyone could possibly make!

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u/rottingmind13 NYR - NHL 4d ago

That'll teach him. What a fucking joke

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u/Isengerm VAN - NHL 4d ago

Alex Edler's kneeing results in two games, but this only gets a $5k fine? Un-fucking-believable.

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u/thisisdavecass RPI - NCAA 4d ago

Clearly Edler has a much longer history of dirty play and supplemental discipline than Wilson.

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u/NiceCanadaGoose VAN - NHL 4d ago

Gosh, as a lifelong Canucks fan I'm just so READY to be DONE with Edler's shenanigans. Won't ANYONE take this guy off of our roster for us?!

lol

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u/Perfect600 TOR - NHL 4d ago

A misplay results in 2 games, and attempting to paralyze a player results in a 5K fine.

Makes sense

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u/xzElmozx VAN - NHL 4d ago

Well you see Edler is clearly the dirtier player because checks notes he was suspended that one time 8 years ago and Tom Wilson is just a poor misunderstood dude that just plays hard ya'know. Can't compare the two really.

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u/d-a-v-i-d- 4d ago

the DOPS is literally ran by a (quite literally) braindead ex-player who thinks that Wilson's takedown not resulting in a skull fracture makes it better than Edler spraining Hyman's knee

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u/silkeystev NJD - NHL 4d ago

Can't wait for people to use this to absolve him of all the bullshit he pulled yesterday.

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u/bimbles_ap TOR - NHL 4d ago

Don't know what people are complaining about, the league looked at it and felt this was the best and fairest punishment. Seems just to me.

/s

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u/csurins23 TOR - NHL 4d ago

He did his time in the box yesterday, I think the $5000 is unnecessary. /s

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u/dripMacNCheeze PIT - NHL 4d ago

Ryan Whitney is already doing it on twitter. fucking clowns.

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u/When_The_Levy_Breaks NYI - NHL 4d ago

If somebody did to Sid what Wilson did to Panarin Whitney would be calling for their assassination

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u/dbr255 NJD - NHL 4d ago

I grudgingly respect how much the NHL pretends to give a shit about player safety but doesn’t.

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u/cerialthriller NYR - NHL 4d ago

They hired Parros to be in charge of safety 😂

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u/sweetwattah ANA - NHL 4d ago

“Princeton graduate” my ass

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u/d-a-v-i-d- 4d ago

they should've hired a MIT graduate they actually make you go to school there if you're an athlete

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u/readthis1st TOR - NHL 4d ago

Well after Colton Orr knocked him the fuck out he probably lost all the Princeton years, so his decision making makes sense.

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u/QuiGonJinnNJuice CAR - NHL 4d ago

They’re not even doing a good job of pretending this year

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u/SnoopLzrSnk 4d ago

George Parros has to go. Time to protest

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u/ASilentPartner PIT - NHL 4d ago

I think the DOPS being led by goons and enforcers is a striking admission by the NHL that they don't care about the players. They've never cared about the players, and having these goons stick together is embarrassing.

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u/Colinc1999 PHI - NHL 4d ago

I don’t understand why an enforcer, whose literal job was to neglect player safety, is the head of player safety. It’s like if a self absorbed reality TV personality became the president. It just does not work on a fundamental level

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u/sirebell VGK - NHL 4d ago

Imagine that happening.

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u/HarrisonHollers 4d ago

Rangers roster for upcoming Capitals game:

Tim "Dr. Hook" McCracken, Ross "Mad Dog" Madison, Clarence "Screaming Buffalo" Swamptown, Andre "Poodle" Lussier, Gilmore Tuttle, Ogie Ogilthorpe

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u/suddenlydysentary 4d ago

In an unprecedented move tonight, the rangers players have forgone their sticks and taken the ice with an assortment of tire irons and baseball bats

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u/Nidos NJD - NHL 4d ago

They have been collectively fined $5,000, the maximum allowed under the CBA

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u/LeNordique 4d ago

This league is a fucking joke.

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u/ScarsOfTyrion CBJ - NHL 4d ago

What a farce of a decision

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u/Mensketh EDM - NHL 4d ago

What braindead moron thought that putting a goon with over 1000PIM in charge of player safety was a good idea? #fireparros

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u/jayhawk713 NYR - NHL 4d ago

You’d think that it happening to a high profile player like panarin would put a fire under their ass but I guess it doesn’t matter. (Not that it should anyway)

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u/GeorgeGordonAndCraig DAL - NHL 4d ago

Not making the playoffs so they don’t care

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u/Dr_Colossus CGY - NHL 4d ago edited 4d ago

So this is just reinforcing the fact that you can just injure the other team and win in the playoffs.

No joke. Injuring the opposing team is the most effective way to win in hockey. Happens year after year.

Scott Stevens should apply if Parros gets fired.

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u/HXH52 EDM - NHL 4d ago

Flashbacks to the Ducks injuring 4 of our defenceman in one game and being forced to play Griffin Reinhart in the playoffs

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u/canseco-fart-box NYR - NHL 4d ago

Fuck this entire god damn league. Clean house from the top on down NOW

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u/krup62 4d ago

It an NBC national game. They should go through the pregame motions, line up for the opening face off, then just skate off the ice and go back to the locker room to embarrass the league for their inaction.

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u/OldCoaly PHI - NHL 4d ago

As someone who doesn't watch too much there is nothing I think would engage a casual viewer more than this. Show some replays and explain why they do it. I want to see the Caps standing awkwardly next to their pos as the Rangers and the rest of the league says they are done with him.

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u/JiMM4133 PIT - NHL 4d ago

Holy shit it could you imagine if for the rest of the season, not that it's that long, but every game the caps have the opposing team does this and says they won't play while Tom Wilson is on the ice?

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u/CDN-Ctzn WPG - NHL 4d ago

Seriously, what do they have to lose...other than a player because of another deliberate attempt to injure.

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u/Hoeppelepoeppel CAR - NHL 4d ago

Like the F1 race in Indianapolis in 2005 where they drove the warmup lap and then all but like 6 of the cars drove back into the pits and sat out the race. That, but with hockey.

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u/Caboose119z DET - NHL 4d ago

Parros needs to go now.

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u/Donkilme 4d ago

Get fucked DOPS. I'm actually going to write the NHL for the first time. This is unbelievable.

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u/ramsau NYR - NHL 4d ago

Had a feeling this was exactly what would happen and now I'm afraid tomorrows game will get out of hand because of what Wilson did and what DoPS failed to do.

I sincerely hope nothing bad happens tomorrow and no one gets injured because of this.

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u/theguyishere16 Hamilton Bulldogs - OHL 4d ago

Rangers got nothing to lose which could make the game very dangerous. The league is so fucking useless.

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u/DicNavis 4d ago

We do, though. We have a ton of young players in the lineup who have no business getting involved in this type of shit, and we know that they’ll punish any real retaliation way harder than they punished Wilson.

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u/oliferro MTL - NHL 4d ago

I guess they're waiting for Wilson to literally kill someone..

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u/LurkerRushMeta 4d ago

Even then... "Ehhhh it was a clean decapitation, I see no intent to injure." Here's a pitiful fine now fuck off.

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u/When_The_Levy_Breaks NYI - NHL 4d ago

Caps fans: stop being soft ritual executions are part of the game

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u/GetDeadKid PIT - NHL 4d ago

Clown league

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u/sasksasquatch VAN - NHL 4d ago

Parros needs to be removed from DoPS. I've played devil's advocate for Wilson before but what he did was unprovoked and completely unnecessary and he should be facing a lot more than a $5,000 fine.