Tom Wilson, meet Ryan Reaves. pic.twitter.com/N5V4e1JiIo
— The CBJ Artillery (@TheCBJArtillery) December 5, 2018
The problem with being Tom Wilson is the reputation that comes with being Tom Wilson.
Not only is every Ref in the league very aware of his shenanigans, but players are too which in Tom Wilson’s case turns out to be a bigger issue.
Seeing Tom Wilson getting crushed makes Wednesday’s not so bad. pic.twitter.com/VgwbnJe6i1
— The Hockey Hangout (@HockeyHangout) December 5, 2018
Reeves is bigger, meaner but more disciplined than Wilson and that’s bad for Wilson. It’s a return to Brian Burke hockey which is fun to watch when shit like this is deserved (I think it is). It’s also dangerous which is why the NHL has been diligent about Wilson, Tom Wilsoning people.
Sometimes people only change when they’re on the receiving end of their behavior, so maybe this is a good thing.
One thing I do know: Tom Wilson’s head bounces.