By Lannie Brockstein
October 9th, 2018
IN THE OLDEN DAYS OF “AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH”, Tom Wilson's punishment for his having behaved so recklessly towards Oskar Sundqvist, and to the point of his having caused Sundqvist to suffer a long-term debilitating head concussion brain injury, would have been for Wilson himself to be bashed on the head, until he bled, with the leg bone of a dinosaur that was retrieved from the pit of a Neanderthal encampment.
But Western civilization in today's day and age rightfully so does not permit for that barbaric bastard to be given by mortal man exactly what he deserves (not for his sake, but for ours), and that is why the psychotic Tom Wilson should be banned from the N.H.L. for life—for the safety and well-being of the league's other players—as he has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that he is a very real danger to them, basically due to his not having any real intention to change the asinine way that he plays the game.
The N.H.L. is not Mixed Martial Arts. When a player has been blindsided, as Sundqvist was blindsided by Wilson, they did not consent to being blindsided the way that if a player has thrown off his gloves they have signaled their consent to fight.
There is nothing wrong with any N.H.L. player never consenting to participate in any bareknuckle fight, and their only consenting to play the game of hockey, because the N.H.L. is first and foremost a professional hockey league. It is the National Hockey League. It is not the National Mixed Martial Arts League (with a bit of hockey thrown in).
There is also nothing wrong with any player consenting to fight, as Wendel Clark of the Toronto Maple Leafs did so many times in order to defend himself and his teammates against the likes of Bob Probert and others.
To say it quite frankly, though, a dirty player who does not require the consent of others to fight, like Wilson doesn't (and like Max Domi doesn't), does not even belong in a beer league. Wilson might have the toughness of Happy Gilmore, but he has the blackened heart of Shooter McGavin.
Due to Wilson having injured Sundqvist on the ice of the Washington Capitals’ Capital One Arena, it is therefore within the jurisdiction of Washington D.C. where he can be charged with his having committed a crime, and to have it proven in a U.S. court of law that Wilson did or did not intentionally commit a crime. In the U.S. legal system, there are two forms of criminal intent: specific intent and basic intent that are further defined as direct intent and oblique intent.
Did Wilson specifically intend to injure Sundqvist? No; he did not post on his Twitter page and before his team’s game against the St. Louis Blues that “Sundqvist is dead”.
Did Wilson basically intend to injure Sundqvist? Yes, and we damn well know that he did beyond a reasonable doubt. How so?
- Because Wilson has a well-documented history of being a repeat offender and serving suspensions for his having injured other players (with many of them having suffered a long-term head concussion brain injury as a result).
- Because Wilson has been warned several times over the years by the N.H.L. to change the asinine way that he plays the game so that he no longer injures other players.
- Because in all that time Wilson has not stopped injuring other players.
- Because Wilson appealed his recent 20 game suspension, which shows a lack of remorse on his part.
Did Wilson directly intend to injure Sundqvist? No, because he did not attach spikes to his shoulder pad before that game during which he used his shoulder to have targeted Sundqvist's head.
Did Wilson obliquely intend to injure Sundqvist? Yes, and we damn well know that he did beyond a reasonable doubt because he knowingly hit Sundqvist in such a way that he has been told many times by the N.H.L. not to do so, since it might cause the opposing player to suffer a horrific long-term head concussion brain injury, which it did.
All of this clearly proves beyond a reasonable doubt Wilson’s basic intent to have obliquely injured other players, and that under U.S. criminal law, Wilson is therefore guilty of his having basically intended to obliquely injure Sundqvist.
That is why it says here that the vicious and malicious Wilson should be banned for life from playing in the N.H.L.
It is painfully obvious to those of us whom are being honest with ourselves that no repeat offender can be permitted to continue injuring other N.H.L. players, and that it is reasonable not to doubt that Wilson will probably cause yet another horrific injury to another player if he is not banned for life from playing in the N.H.L., because he does not basically intend to change the asinine way that he plays the game.
Those whose opinion has not been swayed by this argument which I have presented, and who therefore continue to doubt that Wilson did basically intend to have obliquely injured Sundqvist themselves do not have a reasonable doubt—what they have, is an unreasonable doubt. Not all doubts are necessarily reasonable. If a doubt is unreasonable, then it ought not to be humoured unless mentioned for academic purposes because all of its points are moot points. I doth saith as much because:
- It is not reasonable for anybody to doubt the fact that Wilson has a well-documented history of violence and being suspended by the N.H.L. from his having committed numerous dirty plays and cheap shots that have resulted in horrible injuries caused against other players
- It is not reasonable for anybody to doubt the fact that Wilson has been informed several times by the N.H.L. that he must stop injuring other players.
- It is not reasonable for anybody to doubt the fact that Wilson has not fully stopped having horribly injured other players—his recently having horribly injured Sundqvist during his team’s last preseason game being yet another revolting example.
- It is not reasonable for anybody to doubt the fact that Wilson, in his having appealed his 20 game suspension, is unrepentant, and therefore that he believes what he once again did was not utterly horrific, and therefore that despite any fake apologies on his part he will probably not actually stop making illegal plays that injure other players—unless he is stopped by the N.H.L. itself from doing so because he simply doesn't get it that what he did was so very wrong, and that he has already been given at least one too many chances by the N.H.L. to change the asinine way that he plays the game.
It is therefore crystal clear to those of us whose doubt is reasonable, that at the time of his hit on Sundqvist, Wilson knowingly had no basic intention, whatsoever, to change the asinine way that he played the game, and that under the definition of basic intent in U.S. criminal law, Wilson did in fact basically intend to have obliquely injured Sundqvist—which was exactly what he did.
As the N.H.L. suspended Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals for only 20 games, rather than its having banned Wilson for life, the N.H.L. itself is guilty of basically not intending to reasonably protect all league players from head concussions and other brain injuries, because the N.H.L. is fully aware and beyond a reasonable doubt that evil players such as Matt Cooke, Raffi Torres, and Wilson basically have no real intention to change the asinine way that they play the game.
Instead of his having accepted that 20 game suspension, Wilson appealed it, as though he doesn't deserve much worse—such as for him to be bashed on the head, until he has bled, with the wooden club of a caveman for what he knowingly did to Sundqvist.
Why have none of the corporate hockey reporters outside of Scorum mentioned these legal facts to hockey fans everywhere? Shouldn’t the Fourth Estate know better? Why do many of the N.H.L.'s analysts (some of whom are also lawyers), reporters, and play-by-play commentators continue to lie to themselves and us fans in the form of their unreasonably doubting that Tom Wilson did not basically intend to have injured Oskar Sundqvist? Because like Wilson, they have chosen to be evil, that’s why.
In regards to the sinister case of Tom Wilson, they can choose—anytime they want to do so—to stop being evil, and to start being good. Now would be an apt time for them to repent by means of their making reasonable the doubt of their opinion on the disturbing matter of Wilson's numerous crimes against his fellow players, because these are the days before "Mad Dog" Wilson—in his having been suspended for only 20 games—has once again been given the opportunity by the N.H.L. to horrifically injure one of his fellow players.
Should the Fourth Estate choose now to repent, then when Tom Wilson does—if he does—and it is likely that he will, then they will be able to join in (and without their being burdened with any feelings of guilt for their not having previously done so) with the rest of us in our flat-out condemnation of Wilson, as well as in our flat-out condemnation of the Washington Capitals and the N.H.L. itself for their having been far too lenient with him, and thus for their having been enablers of his abusive behavior.
If you enjoyed reading this article then you'll probably also like its first part, as well as its third and fourth parts, which I hope to post at Scorum later this week and possibly next week.
It should not require the death of a player for anybody to realize that Tom Wilson was being evil at heart, all along.