Junkies: Tom Wilson shouldn't be suspended

Chris Lingebach
May 29, 2018 - 8:29 am

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Capitals winger Tom Wilson may again find himself in the NHL's crosshairs.

In the third period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Wilson delivered a check to Vegas winger Jonathan Marchessault, who'd already gotten rid of the puck.

The perceived lateness of the hit had the Golden Knights calling for a league review after the game.

Suspended three games in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh forward Zach Aston-Reese, Wilson would be considered a repeat offender. This blow, however, came under different circumstances, only controversial because of the timing of the hit, rather than where it was administered on the body.

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