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Dan’s Daily: Dirty Wilson Hit Hospitalizes Bruin, Miracle on Ice Star Dies

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Your move, NHL. On Friday night, Tom Wilson caught vulnerable Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo in the corner. Wilson’s body check smashed Carlo’s head into the glass, and an ambulance took Carlo to a local hospital. Boston made Wilson answer for his unpenalized crime throughout the game. Also in the Daily, we’ve lost one of the boys from the Miracle on Ice, the Buffalo Sabres are spiraling, and is it time for Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall to make a move.

First the big news, Tom Wilson. Again.

Boston Hockey Now: First, Wilson dropped a dirty hit on Brandon Carlo, who was digging for a puck in the corner–of course, a player’s head will be down, and he will be vulnerable. Then came Wilson. 

And the Boston Bruins were not shy about making Wilson answer for it, nor were the Bruins shy about saying so afterward.

Brandon Carlo was taken to the hospital for the night. 

Respectfully to the Penguins who went through similar a couple of weeks ago when Wilson planted Mark Jankowski, THAT’s how you respond, and THAT builds a team’s character.

Speaking of the Pittsburgh Penguins and changes…

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: There is a need for a Penguins trade. Hextall has only been on the job for weeks, but ready or not, the Penguins need help. 

The Penguins did clear space for Brian Dumoulin to play and for Evan Rodrigues to be activated. They demoted P.O. Joseph and Drew O’Connor to the WBS Penguins.

The move makes sense–keep P.O. on the ice instead of the press box. He needed a little reset and he’s a phone call away if they need him. These things happen with rooks, especially defensemen.

ESPN: Mark Pavelich, one of the stars of the 1980 USA Miracle on Ice, was found dead in a treatment home for mental illness. 

I believe he’s the third member to pass (Bob Suter, Herb Brooks). After a four-year retirement, he made a comeback to play two games with the 1991-92 San Jose Sharks. He notched an assist in two games.

His family believes he suffered from CTE.

Sportsnet: The NHL trade market should brace itself. Buffalo Sabres GM Kevyn Adams says Jack Eichel hasn’t asked for a trade. That Adams has to answer that question tells you just in the straits the Buffalo Sabres reside.

National Hockey Now

Philadelphia Hockey Now: Philadelphia fans aren’t so happy with the Penguins Anthony Angello. Philly fans think Angello’s hit on defenseman Philip Myers was late (it was, at worst, borderline and in full view of each referee), but Myers is doubtful for Saturday. 

Angello’s hit was within the accept half-second window and a continuation of the play, but Philadelphia fans are usually pacifists, so we’ll let it go. (yes, sarcasm).

Vegas: Clutch, thy name is Max Pacioretty. Another OT winner. Vegas and Fleury are rolling. 

Colorado: Valeri Nicushkin rescued the Avs, but MacKinnon worry has started. 

San Jose: The Sharks earned a point against Vegas. The Sharks have been playing much better lately. 

NYI: Just what the Islanders need–another goalie on his game. Ilya Sorokin has been GOOD.

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Katz
Katz
4 months ago

First of all the referees were a joke. Literally. The previous game Ovechkin should have received a major for spearing. Now last night Wilson clearly targeted Carlo’s head. The video does not lie. I’m genuinely concerned for Carlos health. Now as I questioned previously , why didn’t this management group claim Tinordi off waivers? His actions of going after Wilson directly correlated with the Bruins surge of 4 unanswered goals. And finally I stand by my comment if I’d take Trent Frederic over Malkin even Steven and give back salary. I don’t think Boston would make that trade. This Penguin… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Katz
Iwasiam
4 months ago
Reply to  Katz

As for Trent, Sully would probably never play him

Katz
Katz
4 months ago
Reply to  Iwasiam

Sad but true. The kid has skill can skate snd tons of moxie. When he matures in a couple years he will be a 20- 25 goal disruptive force. A fixture for the PP for a decade.

Iwasiam
4 months ago

Wondering what the NHL will do about Wilsons hit. He didn’t leave the ground and no penalty was called. Wilson actually took a stick to the face in the process and got cut.
Then the previous game Ov uses his stick as a weapon and $5000 that’s it.

Michael Hanczar
Michael Hanczar
4 months ago

Boston TV crew really went after Ovi and Wilson for their dirty play. Not a big fan of Jack Edwards but well done Jack! And he let the league and its officials have it too over their lack of punishment for such actions. Was cheering for Tinordi to knock Wilson into next week. And yes Tinordi’s actions did change the direction of the game. Suspend Wilson for life!

Marksman
Marksman
4 months ago

As we were taught as kids. Play hard but play within the rules. Apparently these two can do whatever they want. Sad to say, but I hear parents telling their kids to take players out in youth hockey. Then you speak up and your looked at like your from outer space.

David Heyl
David Heyl
4 months ago

Katz right on the money!!!!

Stephen Powanda
Stephen Powanda
4 months ago

IF Hexy and Burkie are trying to save this season we need a trade NOW! Todays game is so BIG! We need some physicality especially on defense. Teams like the Flyers are just sitting in the crease.

Frank
Frank
4 months ago

There is absolutely no culture within the Penguin organization to draft/sign/trade for players like Frederic . . . and play them. Those last three words are key. They have brought them in during prior years but they generally have a very short shelf life. Now . . . the new management tandem does not come from that culture. Will they change all of that over the next year or so and populate it with 2 or 3 grinders? We’ll see. Like it or not the current team is never going to “punish” an opposing player who may have crushed a… Read more »

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