Are you kidding? Call it attempted murder in the first degree! Witter is lucky to be alive after that shot! I’m just glad the trainers were able to save Witter’s leg with the tourniquet to keep him from bleeding out!
And if there is any respectability in the Detroit dressing room, Witter won’t be paying for a single meal or drink until December 10th. This might be a little harder than usual, as only 2 of their next 13 games are on the road, but the boys better go out of their way to take care of him.
Exactly. I see no spear. Seriously, it was a love tap on the skate. To keep calling it a spear is absurd. Even the Wings' announcers said "love tap." If he gets a game it's because he incited something, not because it was a spear. If that's a spear...good lord.
As for Witkowski, all I see is a no-talent hack who is better suited for the barnyard than a hockey rink.
God, I miss the days when 75% of the players were that way.
With all due respect, I think it was genius! Yes, he will miss the next 10 games. But he wasn’t getting a lot of ice time as it was, and his standing up for himself might have been the greatest impact on this team that he could have. He’s neither going to be a standout offensive or defensive player. But in establishing toughness on a team whose franchise hasn’t had enough of that for a LONG time, he has increased his value in the dressing room. His teammates love what he did and will welcome him
A spirited third period between the Flames and the Wings a couple of nights ago got out of control in a hurry when Wings knuckle dragger Luke Witkowski beat on Flames Brett Kulak and the Flames took exception to Witkowski getting a few extra shakes and shots in after Kulak was down and clearly out. As Witkowski was heading down the runway, Matthew Tkachuk speared in in the back of the legs, Witkowski came back on the ice and all Hell broke loose.
Witkowski is suspended for ten ga