One of astonishing things for me from the whole Tom Wilson incident was the game on Wednesday between the two teams. Just as the puck drops, the players engage in these pre-orchestrated "fights", one including Wilson himself. Quote below from Ryan Strome of New York:
"I definitely think we felt the need to take matters into our own hands a bit. I thought it was a great response. And hats off to them for answering the bell. They knew our frustration. We solved it and played the rest of the game."
And poof, all is well...really? "We solved it". Solved what? A goon assaults two opponents, then we have a half dozen slap dances two nights later and we're good?
I've witnessed more legit heat during the countless "shoot matches" viewed over the decades in pro wrestling.
I love hockey and the talent and scoring and physical play. But incidents such as this one from last week are just ludicrous. The whole sideways sense of infraction and connected "justice" is just silly.