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Kyle Okposo on Tom Wilson: 'He's an idiot.'

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson is a controversial figure with a specific role, much like that of the Islanders fourth line: Go out and hit people, get them off their game. Wilson arguably crosses the line more often, but he's younger (and this is an Isles-centric site, after all). He missed Game 1 and immediately set out to make up for lost time over the next three games.

His early game chirping -- specifically threatening Lubomir Visnovsky, for example -- and second period hit to knock Visnovsky from the game didn't sit well with Islanders fans. Nor players.

For Isles fans, the series now has its villain. For Wilson, he's exactly where he wants to be.