Tom Wilson is at it again, leaving a trail of bodies behind him. Wilson’s physically-intensive style of play has been criticized by opponents and sports journalists as an artifact of an older era of NHL play.
In fact, a 2021 poll found that Wilson was the most hated NHL player on social media, with 47.9 percent of his impressions trending negative and 15.3 percent categorized as neutral.
Wilson’s disciplinary history has traditionally come in streaks: between the 2017 and 2018 preseasons, he served four suspensions in 105 games, and then avoided suspension again until March 2021.
Earlier this evening, Tom Wilson absolutely decimated Boston Bruins’ Anton Blidh with a powerful hit, although legal hit, on the ice. You can watch the clip below.