Tom Wilson's antics during the game between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers Monday night continue to be the talk of the hockey world, with opinions on whether Wilson should have been suspended coming from either side. Wilson would end up getting a $5000 fine for punching Pavel Buchnevich in the head while Buchnevich was lying prone on the ice.
His slam on Artemi Panarin, which knocked Panarin out for the rest of the season, would get nothing. The Rangers have publicly called on the NHL to fire the head of the Department of Player Safety George Parros, calling him "unfit" to do his job. The NHL has yet to respond, but a report states Wilson's last suspension was essentially the work of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, as Parros did not feel it was worthy of a ban.