IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO LOVE HOCKEY


Here is the Tom Wilson incident from last night’s Washington-New York Rangers game: 

That is a criminal act. 

The aftermath was: 

*Wilson preened and posed in the penalty box. 

*His coach, Peter Laviolette, said it was just a scrum. 

*The Capitals posted what they thought was a funny meme on Twitter. (Since deleted.) 

*ESPN’s “lead hockey writer” said we were all overreacting. 

*The Rangers’ Artemi Panarin left the game and will not play again this season. 

*Wilson got fined $5,000. No suspension.

It is absolutely impossible to love hockey. 

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