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He looks very proud of himself.

Since Evgeny Kuznetsov got moved off the fourth line, Tom Wilson has reverted into his role of being the toughest mug in the NHL. In the second period of the Ducks game, Wilson showed off some his dazzling physical game, lowering the boom on Anaheim Ducks’ defenseman Stephane Robidas.

While the hit isn’t necessarily the most-highlight-y highlight to ever highlight, Wilson’s strength is on full display here.

Wilson legally checks Robidas with his hip a few feet from the boards. Then he sends Robidas airborne until the boards halted the momentum.

Robidas struggled to skate off the ice. He winced in pain on the bench.

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He does not look to be in a good place.

CSN color guy Craig Laughlin asked Wilson about the hit during the second intermission.

“As they went D to D, I kinda read it,” Wilson said. “As Robidas was turning I just kind of keep low and finish through on him. Just get bumps on those [defensemen].”

Yup, sure did. Robidas was lucky to get his breath back after that one.

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  • VeggieTart

    Love this guy. Show him how to use his power and physicality properly, and he’s gonna be scary.

  • IafrateNoGhosts

    there a great video of Tom Wilson working out on the Youtubes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSb7OMhl7nw

  • troyerlaw

    And how about Greenie?? He actually threw a nice hit tonite, too. On Winnick. I had to rewind and replay before I could believe my eyes. You don’t often see Game Over drive a guy like that. Great win all around, especially Halak, and the sweet shot-fake by 74 which froze Hiller and kept him from sliding over to stop 8’s blast
    That shot fake was key, and the pass was pefect too. Finally, I still don’t think MJ actually touched that puck on Brouwer’s tally. Secondary assist should’ve gone to Ovie, IMO. He made a nifty cross-ice pass to Zyrtec B to make that play happen.

  • GetchaGrubbOn

    Give Robi some credit for landing on his feet. I have to imagine my entire body would have just shut down and crumpled into fetal position.

  • Simonezero

    Ahh what a fantastic ep

  • James Desautels

    That hit was awesome. If the glass wasn’t there Robidas would have landed in some rich Orange County kid’s frappacino in the 4th row

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  • Jonah

    what the hell do they put in this kids food?
    he sent robidas into next week without a flinch or a second glance!