Other Penalties: Cole received a major and game misconduct for Interference; Wilson a minor and misconduct for instigating a fight.
Ian COle was a wus, what the hell was that. Ten knuckles Wilson gave him a 12 course goober sandwich sparing no expense. Could one say Cole even fought?
Kuznetzov took a dive , look at the replay. Wilson is a thug.
I think Kuzy went down a little easy but it was still a cheap shot. Wilson stood up for him and beat Cole like he owed him money
Cole head butted the crap out of Wilson’s fists
Don’t mess with Tom Wilson
Every team needs a Tom Wilson. It should make people think twice before cheap shots. I just wish he were not so good looking. My wife is quite taken by him.
Well .. on the bright side , Cole took it better than Oleksiak
This is why Caps fans adore Tom Wilson.
That's what you call getting "dummy'd"! Not a Caps fan but definitely a Tom Wilson fan, except when he plays my team.
The only thing good to say about (Lump of) Cole was that he didn't get knocked out.
Cheap shot by Cole on a skill player, Wilson lawnmowered the shit out of him, I'm surprised Cole never took a knee. Not a good day for Cole
The only thing Cole did right was live.
Yikes, my only regret is Cole isn't still a Penguin, otherwise Willy with a statement.
Nice hit followed by a nice one sided fight... All TW...
It takes two to tango, but only one to throw punches.
-Not sure why Cole just didn't drop instead of playing punching bag. Wilson stands alone as the beast of the NHL....only because everybody else has been sent down, not because he is that good.
Cole has never been a fighter, never will be.
Complete face beating by Wilson after a dirty hit on Kuznetzov
TKO Wilson. That's as dominating of a win as I've seen in years.
Go down Cole... ouch
This is why everyone in the league wants Wilson on their team- he stands up for his teammates and intimidates opponents. This was a top-grade ass-whuppin
Great job of Wilson defending a skill player and enforcing.
As most can tell by my username, I am a neutral party. That being said, Tom Wilson may just be the greatest hockey player and fighter of all time. On top of that, he's one hell of a good looking dude. Guy's got it all going for him. Oh and he's a top line elite sniper.
As a Caps fan, I was glad to see Cole get something for sending Kuznetzov out.
Tom Wilson the greatest hockey player ever??? Hahaha your out of your mind hahaha!!!
Just wondering if anyone has watched Tom Wilson take on Ryan Reeves who actually fights back? I am sure Jamie Oleksiak will be a little more ready the next time these two meet.
Brutal beat down
Mounty- where do your get your information about turning down 5 fights? You on the bench? Funny how everybody on this site loves fights but not open ice hits? Really? Wilson suspension was for stuff that got Scott Stevens in the hall of fame. If you would rather have Reeves on your team, I got some land to sell ya. You're delusional!
this was a very curious fight strategy on Cole's part... cling to the jersey and throw no punches, while taking close to 15 blows to the face. not going to win many fights with that approach.
Normally I’d be upset about a guy turtling but this is a case where Cole should have turtled.
Ian Cole delivers a little extra forearm to the head on a collision with Kuznetzov away from the puck. Tom Wilson sees the collision and responds. Wilson gets and early advantage while Cole attempts to hold him out and turtle. Wilson starts delivering uppercuts, and only stops swinging once he hurts his hand on Cole's face.
WTF, linesman hop in on what would be good fights and let this guy beat this others guys ass. The zebras really suck nowadays, they used to be the best in the world now a beer league ref could do better .
Shocked Cole didn't get really hurt. Dude can't fight. Shouldn't take cheap shot s if you can't back 'em up! Wilson domination
Just checking in to see if Cole got any votes
That looks painful.
Cole gets five for dropping gloves and eating right hands. Cole never threw a punch.
Refs stepped in too early Cole was making the Rocky comeback
Wilson made him pay for his dirty hit. Good on him, even though it's sort of ironic given Wilson's history of delivering hits just like it.
I can’t temember Cole ever winning a fight, so this domination by Wilson isn’t saying much. That said, Wilson gets smoked by those who can actually fight (Prout, Reeves, etc.) so he carefully picks his matchups. And I think it’s ironic that Wilson takes exception to the type of hit that he’s made a career of doing himself....
Cole got fed some right hand repeatedly. Nom nom.
Cole with a really dirty play. He pays a huge price and he may get whacked at the pay window as well. Player Safety will probably take a look at this. Wilson steps in and puts a major league beating on the boy. Cole's Mom thought it was a draw!
Capsboss... you are delusional but it makes sense seeing as you are a Caps fan. Wilson has fought Reeves twice... lost a close one and got dominated in the other. Funny part is, he refused to fight Reeves 5 times last year.... 3 times when Reeves was with the Pens and twice when he was with Vegas. As for how much each plays, it's probably about the same considering all the times Wilson has been suspended!!!
As unpopular of an opinion this might be, refs did a good job stopping the fight when they did. If Cole had kept in that turtle position for much longer, he could have gotten badly hurt. But he did kind of deserve a beat down for the cheap shot on Kuznetsov. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Wilson all the way. Felt sorry for Cole
And when he went home Cole found out his wife was pregnant with Wilson's baby.
Whomever that was that rated this fight a draw didn't see it obviously
TomWilsonIsInnocent: I sure hope you're a woman!
cheap hit by cole Wilson made him pay the price nasty beat down
Cole must have felt the need for repentance after the shot to Kuznetsov's head, so he accepted his punishment like an altar boy
Slavv hit nail on head with his post, Cole is a joke for fighter , Wilson 60 fights, Cole 14 I think, true fighter with respect lets that fight go to somone in same weight class, doesn't beat on poor Ian Cole, and definetly picks spots , also true heavies don't fight Coleman , or Joe Thornton, and couple others, even though Joe wanted to go, then you basically jumped Gudbrannson and to lesser extent not jumped but for sure didn't want to square up with Oleksiak after he asked to do just that in playoffs year before and you turned down, not to mention Reaves. Actually used to like Wilson for his style and can still play a bit but losing a lot of respect, and like some people were saying about how Reaves 4th liner and bum , but its about respect and answering the bell when you need to and when you play that style.
Cole: "Man, I sure am hungry..." Wilson: "Happy to help you out there with about 75 knuckle-sandwiches" Laughable that Cole even entertained the idea of getting away with this and didn't think consequences would be forthcoming. For those that think that fighting should be outlawed from the sport, this is a prime example why it needs to remain.
Wilson proves he's worth the contract the Caps gave him and finished what Cole started. Cue Rutherford bitching about one of his old boys getting Wilson'd again.
If only Jamie Oleksiak were around to eat exactly one (1) of those punches on behalf of Ian Cole before going down.
Cole throws some questionable hits at times .. This time he got owned. Is Cole french for Punching Bag??
I hear Cole’s head is still going back and forth! Lol. Decisive win Wilson.
Short fight, well deserved retaliation and TM#43 easy win.... Now onto some real commentary... Seriously to all you Tom WiIson #43 haters out there, say what you wan't about him, but I'll say this and will keep saying this time and time again... Everyone who doesn't have him on your team hates him, but if he were on your team, you'd love him. Who wouldn't want a guy who scores and can layeth the smacketh down.... Oh and about the whole Reaves thing and not throwing down, has anyone ever stopped to think that the coach told him at that time not to get goaded into anything stupid to hurt the team? I'm sure when they meet again and not concussed/cheap shotted by a player like Reaves (whom I'd also like to have on my team if possible, lol) it will be agargantuan bout... one last thing... Oleksiak was owned, he threw his gloves down and wen't to sleep.... TM#43_FTW,
Give props to Cole just for standing as long as he did. He knew he was outclassed. Tom Wilson great player, pretty good fighter. I would've liked to see him in the league 10 years ago. I think then we could really gauge how tough he is with guys like Orr, Laraque, and Neil. Unfortunately, that's not in the league anymore. With that being said, I would love to see Wilson beat the shit out of Lucic.
Wilson beats up on a guy I’ve never seen fight before. Wilson is like a kid in a candy store because cole kinda deserved it for clipping caps player. So Wilson takes full advantage and essentially holds cole up as long as possible to prolong the punishment. Well handled by him, he initiated, was the favourite and executed as he should. Linesmen seemed to take their seeet time jumping in to help cole, Wilson had him defenceless for quite some time. Feel bad for Darnell nurse now (not a fan) but keep seeing him getting hindered by refs whereas Wilson was aided by them here so he could land a few more uppers.
Breaking News: Tom Wilson took delivery of his Ian Cole punching bag during the Caps Avs game
Ian Cole should be forever nicknamed "Turtle". Because all he did in this fight is try to cover up and get into his shell. Wilson made him his bitch in this fight. I wish they would have shown a clear shot of Cole's face after this, bacause he took damage.