Yeah, I'll tune in but I don't expect anything from the Rangers tonight. The statement was probably it. Maybe there is a goon in Hartford they can call up to fight Wilson but they really have nobody on their current roster that is remotely close to him. And if they do call up some goon, it'll probably go like the Cooke/Thornton or Gaustad/Lucic after those incidents. Quick bout and then get back to hockey.If there was no NHL, Tom Wilson would definitely be in jail. The whataboutism in this thread is crazy. There are maybe 3 or 4 players in the modern history of this league who is even close to the level of predator this guy is on the ice. Off the top of my head I can think of dirty hits that hurt Brian Campbell, Nikita Zadorov, Panarin, Sundquist, Carlo, Aston-Reese, Marchessault, Wennberg and Conor Sheary (I think?). There are dozens of others I'm sure. He doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt here and his actions in the penalty box just show that he is not contrite about the way he plays, its by design.
I applaud the Rangers for their statement. They are 100% right. The DOPS has been a joke since its inception because the league doesn't actually care about this, they care about the PR disaster that is guys laying on the ice and they know they need to do something. They consistently do the least amount possible though. Tonight's game is must watch but the Rangers don't have the personnel to take care of this since they league won't
Unless Wilson maims someone mid-game which is always a possibility.