There’s a reason Adam Oates once called Tom Wilson a “man child.” While a skilled, baby-faced player, the 6’4″ Wilson has the penchant for hulking out (i.e. turning a metaphorical shade of green and smashing things) and showing a physicality that few in the NHL can match.
Wednesday, we saw another example of Wilson destroying things with ease. It happened after Jay Beagle took a shot on Marc-Andre Fleury and Wilson crashed the net. A melee ensued.
Then: WILSON! SMASH!!
Watch as Wilson grabs Patric Hörnqvist and starts swinging him around by his jersey collar.
This is Tom Wilson right now. But, ugh, what a terrible time to cut away, NBCSN.
Here’s another look from friend-of-the-blog Jordan Tenenbaum, who should have turned his phone sideways.
— Jordan Tenenbaum (@JDT703) October 29, 2015
Wilson would get two minutes for roughing for this episode, which is very funny to me. More like two minutes for being too strong.
Photo: Geoff Burke
Hockey is so beautiful.
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