The story behind the David Pastrnak tweet calling Tom Wilson the NHL’s best goal-scorer has more clarity, I guess.
Wednesday after practice, Wilson spoke to reporters and confirmed that Pasta lost a bet which resulted in the ridiculous tweet. But Wilson did not take the bait explaining what said best was.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) August 5, 2020
According to The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir, Wilson called Pastrnak a “character” and a “man of his word”, indicating that he should probably follow the Bruins’ superstar on Twitter.
Wilson on the "bet" that prompted Pastrnak to call him the NHL's best goal scorer: "That's accurate I guess he's a man of his word. I guess it's just funny. He's obviously a character. We'll see. Maybe I'll give him the follow after that compliment. It was nice of him to say."
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) August 5, 2020
As of publishing, Tom does not follow Pastrnak.
— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) July 29, 2020
Pastrnak addressed the tweet on July 30 saying, “It’s my opinion. Nobody hacked my Twitter.” Later he revealed it was the result of a bet.
The two players do have a history and nearly fought during a regular-season game in December. Wilson speared David in his Pastrnaks before a mini line brawl erupted. The two players chirped at each other in the penalty box.
Pastrnak won a share of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy along with Alex Ovechkin after the two players scored 48 goals during the regular season – the most in the league.
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