November 13, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 8 comments

Tom Wilson has go to penalty box, he feel shame, and now he go free. Everyone in the NHL is adjusting the padding in their helmets and will be keeping their heads on a swivel until Wilson's next suspension, presumably in 3-5 weeks.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:36 PM on November 13, 2018

A baseball writer casts his vote for AL Rookie of the Year, a certain team's fanbase yell at him. He then pens an article in response.

posted by NoMich at 01:57 PM on November 13, 2018

My favourite part of the smackdown delivered by Passan was throwing their Gary Sanchez support from two years ago back in their face. I wonder if he waded through some of the "Ohtani played less games" twitter fools' histories to see if they were in support of Sanchez' ROY candidacy from two years ago?

posted by grum@work at 02:55 PM on November 13, 2018

As for Tom Wilson, the next time he does something stupid, they'll be perfectly within their rights to suspend him for at least 28 games.

Actually, I'd fine with the "doubling" rule being made official (5->10->20, for example), but if you get a fourth offense you are suspended for the remainder of the current season OR 40 games (including playoffs), whichever is more.

posted by grum@work at 02:58 PM on November 13, 2018

Wilson doesn't deserve the right to play in the NHL. It's unfortunate that it will take another player getting crippled or worse from Wilson's goonery to get the guy barred from the league.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:57 PM on November 13, 2018

Forget about the math and multipliers. St. Louis has played 27 games without Sundquist. The simple formula is to suspend Wilson for the number of games missed by the injured player and then add 5 or more for punishment. This might be eased a bit for a first offense or an obviously unintentional hit, but with a repeat offender like Wilson the more draconian the penalty the better.

posted by Howard_T at 05:57 PM on November 13, 2018

Maybe Sundquist doesn't come back and his career is over. Or he does come back and is never the same player.

Interesting how the NHLPA sides with Wilson in a situation like this. They are worried about Wilson not earning money because he's suspended but could care less about the player he injured.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:29 PM on November 14, 2018

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