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Caps’ Wilson to have hearing for Schenn hit

Dec 18, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

Washington forward Tom Wilson will have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Philadelphia’s Brayden Schenn from Tuesday night, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Wilson will meet with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety at 12 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Wilson, 19, nailed Schenn into the boards during the second period of last night’s game and received a game misconduct plus five-minute majors for charging and fighting.

Here’s video of incident:

The hit forced Schenn from the contest, as he failed to play another shift following the check. Today, Schenn reported that he doesn’t have a concussion — the lone after-effect from the hit is a stiff neck.

Related: Capitals don’t see much wrong with Wilson’s hit on Schenn

  1. trick9 - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Fined at most.

  2. lizardlickk - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Sure it’s a penalty. If he misses any games though, I’d be surprised.

  3. riggorules - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Hit a player in the shoulder and he skates away …. great hit! Hit him in the shoulder and he’s hurt, sorry that’s a suspension.

    • macgrubie - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      Regardless of this play, it’s annoying how much the league governs based on results rather than the play. It’s like saying a guy driving drunk who who gets in a fender bender is less culpable than a guy who while sober drives 5 over the speed limit but ends up in accident with fatalities.

    • sabatimus - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      Do you know the rules on charging?

      • skr213 - Dec 18, 2013 at 7:07 PM

        42.1 Charging – A minor or major penalty shall be imposed on a player who skates or jumps into, or charges an opponent in any manner.
        Charging shall mean the actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner. A “charge” may be the result of a check into the boards, into the goal frame or in open ice.

  4. jpelle82 - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    guess the league didnt agree with oates.

  5. mclovinhockey - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Very dirty hit. It’s not about it being the hit to a shoulder, it’s about accelerating to hit a guy in a bad location, the injury just means it’s a longer suspension.

  6. joey4id - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Shanny is too busy to schedule meetings to take about the weather. A telephone hearing means a suspension is coming. No two ways about it. It also means the suspension will not exceed 5 games. So, a suspension will be handed out and rightly so. Wilson’s explanation of the events will be used by Shanny to determine the length of the suspension.

    • blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      “Wilson will meet with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety at 12 p.m. ET on Thursday”……..Sounds like an in person hearing to me!…..Dont agree with it but it seems that is what it is!

      • joey4id - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:46 PM

        Check out;

        “Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday for his actions in Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.”

      • blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:48 PM

        I just re read the top of the page 5 times…..Cant find that quote anywhere!

      • joey4id - Dec 18, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      • blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM

        Didnt see the TSN part of your post….Went off of what the top of the page told me….With that said it didn’t make sense thus the logical part of my comment!

  7. mclovinhockey - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    This article made me think in person meeting since it said he will meet will them, which is usually in person. Not over the phone

    • joey4id - Dec 18, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      In the digital age we live in meetings often happen over video conferencing and sometimes just audio conferencing. Click the link below.

  8. 19to77 - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    I’d honestly rather see the organization fined for all that “Clean hit, clean hit!” BS they pulled last night than see Wilson hit with a suspension. He should probably miss a game or two, but Schenn admittedly did put himself in a vulnerable position so it’s not entirely Wilson’s fault. Mostly his fault, given the length of the charge, but not entirely. Either way, what’s more important is punishing the gutless lying the Caps organization launched into afterward, insisting it was clean when it blatantly wasn’t.

  9. wingsdjy - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    So is it in-person or phone? Article and tweet are both ambiguous.

    • joey4id - Dec 18, 2013 at 6:38 PM

  10. eagles512 - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Well said 19.

  11. stringhama - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    If this is in person after Neal had only a phone call….

    • drewsylvania - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      Neal has naked pics of Bettman at the local Y. Only explanation for that one.

  12. puckyouall - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Anybody want in a pool on which team has a player killed first because of this kind of disrespectful hit? It’s coming sooner rather than later because these idiots have no respect for each other. Then when a guy gets stretchered off they all get panicky.

  13. kastout11 - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    I am a Flyers fan and saw the hit both live and the replay. If this is an in-person hearing, it usually means 5+ games. Although it looked pretty bad initially, I don’t think the hit warrants a suspension in excess of 5 games. I would say 2 or 3 games, but at some point a message needs to be sent that these kinds of hits will not be acceptable. This is precisely the kind of hit the NHL is trying to get rid of.

    • burgh916 - Dec 18, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      I agree. Very dangerous hit, looked like Wilson was playing a bit too much NHL 14 haha. But, in all honesty I think Schenn did turn at the last second when he looked at him. However, again, bad hit, Wilson needs to control that.

  14. sporkov - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Wilson skated in directly from the center red line and continued to accelerate. That is one of the dirtiest and most dangerous hits this year and we have seen enough already to fill a whole season. Not 100% sure but I bet if there is a wide enough shot that you will see Wilson come off of the bench and head straight into this hit.

    • pepper2011 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      Actually he didn’t. When Schenn touched the puck WIlson was at the faceoff dot. A simple pause on the video and you can see that. Schenn also turned to avoid the hit…

    • pepper2011 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      If he is not skating hard right off the bench; as a teenager – he is not in the league. There is no way to know who was going to have the puck and where they were going to be. If Wilson could skate from the bench and hit Schenn while Schenn had possession of the puck the entire time; Wilson’s speed could shame Bure and Mogilny or Schenn should be playing in a beer league.

      Wilson is a good player, but doesn’t have that kind of speed, and Schenn is a good player, so…

  15. greenmtnboy31 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    I’m calling BS on this one and I’m not talking about Boston Soft. Had Schenn not turned at the last moment trying to avoid the hit, then Wilson very likely doesn’t even get a penalty. Schenn put himself in a vulnerable position and at the point Wilson could not avoid the contact. This is not worthy of any suspension.

    • pepper2011 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      I bet if it happened to Max or another Hab the authorities would be involved.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      Whether he turned or not doesn’t change the fact that it was blatant charge by Wilson towards a player who was in a vulnerable spot on the ice. Schenn turned to try and escape the full contact and there’s nothing wrong with that… I see a bunch of ppl saying he should’ve just absorbed the hit, but who’s to say he wouldn’t have been hurt just as bad if he took on the full brunt of Wilson. A guy the size of Lucic is skating full-speed at you (in a clear charge), it’s only natural to try and avoid him.

      But in the end it shouldn’t matter how Schenn responded because Wilson was in the wrong. You can’t target a player and take that many strides to make a hit, especially when you have no intention of going after the puck. It’s a dangerous, illegal play and it’s clear the league agrees.

    • drewsylvania - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      Making yourself look dumb again, I see. Look up “charging”.

  16. cspsrbums - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    You are completely Wrong again the hit was clean as it gets the location on the ice is the issue. Wilson was racing to the boards and was coasting to the scrum when Schenn came out with the puck he turned right and took two steps and and skated through Schenn. 5min and game should all it should be There was nothing dirty about the hit, Schenn wasn’t targeted he just happen to be the poor soul to come off the boards with the puck.But I guess Machards boarding was not as dangerous since he didn’t get a meeting go figure.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      I think you need to rewatch the video because your version of events is far from reality. It was a blatant charge!

    • sabatimus - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      Clean hit? Go look at the definition of charging. No, the head wasn’t targeted or contacted by Wilson, but this was as blatant a charge as I’ve ever seen, and the NHL at its discretion can further penalize the act as it sees fit.

  17. blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    How Schenn reacted has no bearing on the hearing……This hit meets the definition of Charging……It was bad enough Wilson came flying in from the blue line…..I have no issue here…..I also have no issue with the hit itself…..But those three strides he took just as he hit the face off dot is why he is getting a hearing…..The NHL has stated many times the Onus to take the hit or back off is not on the player with the puck….The question is did Wilson have time to slow down?….If he not did he have the time to reposition himself…On both counts the answer is yes….I dont think Wilson is dirty by any means and i dont think his intent was anything more than a “Big Hit”…….But he took that chance with no restraint now he has to answer for it…..I have stated a few times that i dont think it is anything more then a fine…..But i also stated i’m not Mr.Inconsistent aka Shanahan….If he gets more then 5 i as a Flyers fan will be outraged at the DOPS yet again!

    • nicknyhc - Dec 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      It should have been a game misconduct and maybe a fine.

      If he gets more than Neal got for soccerballing Marchand’s head I’ll be pissed, and I’m not a Bruins fan.

      Wilson didn’t throw the hit with intent to injure and it wasn’t malicious. Just a big hit that involved a charge in bad spot of the ice.

  18. benrob99 - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    I loathe Philly… but that was a bad (and suspendable) hit. I don’t think he should get 5 that Engelland got for targeting the head. But still would think maybe 2 or 3 games.

  19. President Charles Logan - Dec 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    What a bunch of fkn whiners the fans have become , watch tennis if it’s so unbearable , for real. and further more any Flyers fan that is crying kicking and screaming over this mickey mouse hit on the shemale look-alike Schenn boy is amusing at best …. this should have been nothing more then a 2 minute or 4 minute call… but instead we have every scientific video analyst east of the Mississippi throwing in there expertise on what’s a charge and what’s not

    Alls we ever read about everyday on here is there’s going to be a suspension, there’s going to be a fine, there’s going to be a a hearing ….blah blah blah nothing but a bunch of white noise

    what a mess , this sport isnt even entertaining anymore…

    • blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      Feel free to stop watching and commenting on it then….Crying about crying is just acting out the nursery which is nothing more than White noise….You played pot….I played kettle!

      • President Charles Logan - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:06 PM

        your response was as about 3rd grade as it comes

      • blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:09 PM

        Need to borrow my flash cards?

  20. skr213 - Dec 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    This was OBVIOUSLY a charge per Rule 42.1 paragraph 2. However, Schenn did turn toward the boards at the last second, which will probably reduce Wilson’s culpability. Anyone saying this was a “clean” hit is just ignorant as to the actual rule regarding charging. Was it suspension-worthy? I don’t know, my gut tells me one or two games at most because it wasn’t a hit to the back, didn’t target the head, and Schenn turned at the last second.

  21. ovi8hull16 - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Still cannot believe the amount of attention this hit is getting. It was a textbook 5 minute major charge. Yes he took three or more strides but that is it! He did NOT leave his feet. He did NOT target the head. The only reason Schenn went into the boards like he did is because he turned away instead of bracing like he should have. Wilson is guilty of charging and that is all. We haven’t even gotten confirmation of any sort of injury right?

    • drewsylvania - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      A 5-minute major charge is a pretty big deal. Especially given that he was going about a thousand miles per hour.

  22. muckleflugga - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    President Charles Logan

    hey, i’m hearing you…loud and clear…i love the juxtaposition of mississippi and white noise…stunning imagery

    any ideas how a guy might get coal oil and rope burns out of a white hood…?

    hints from heloise are ignoring my calls…

  23. andyb02 - Dec 19, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    I don’t care about a suspension just as long as he’s playing next time the Flyers meet the caps. He needs to be introduced to Luke Schenn.

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