Tom Wilson can polarize the hockey world in the middle of July. A majority of Caps fans rejoiced when the news broke Friday night that Tom Wilson had been re-signed for another six seasons, at $5.17 million AAV. However, most of the folks on Twitter (outside of Washington) thought the deal was, uh, a bit much.
First, a few words from the man himself:
And a few words from the faithful:
Outside of Caps Nation, the reaction was less than positive. Here are just a few of the (over)reactions on Twitter Friday night following the announcement of Wilson’s new deal.
All we can say is, haters gonna hate, winners gonna celebrate.
We will have much more on the Wilson re-signing and breakdown his contract in the coming days. But for now, Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan’s job is done for this summer, as all free agents are now re-signed with the team.