AvatarAnyone else hyped about this movie? The amount of pressure around this thing to make a lot of money at the box office is crazy! I do want to see how it turns out though, for sure.
Go ahead, make his day.
New York Islanders defenceman Brendan Witt was hit by a car in Philadelphia on Tuesday, according to Newsday. But Witt reportedly picked himself up off the road and, after a few profanities, assured everyone he was all right before continuing on his way, prompting one witness to say, "it was like seeing Clint Eastwood, but in hockey."
Witt was crossing Arch street to get a cup of coffee when a gold Yukon truck made an illegal turn and hit the 34-year-old. Newsday says Witt tried to jump on the hood of the vehicle before being thrown to the ground as he was struck.
"I'm okay," Witt told the crowd as he dusted himself off, according to Newsday. "I've got to go play some hockey. I'm a hockey player. I'm okay. No big deal."
The onlooker was impressed.
"Boy that guy is tough," he said.
The 6'2, 219-pound blueliner downplayed the incident.
"I just got lucky," said Witt, who oddly enough had declined an offer for a drive to Wachovia Center from the team's medical staff just prior to the accident. "Fortunately nothing bad happened. I'm just a little sore."
The Humboldt, Saskatchewan native chose not to call police or get medical care, and was at the Isles' morning skate just a few hours later. He will play tonight against the Flyers.
Witt has two goals, one assist and 35 penalty minutes in 26 games for the Isles this season, and has no plans to star in any action films in the immediate future.
Kind of funny considering how injury prone he is
what about this trade?with speculation that Vinney Lecavalier unhappy in tampa i would like to propose a trade offer to mister gainey:
Montreal gives up: Gomez, Halak, 1st round draft, and if ness. a D'agostini or Sergei(not both)
Tampa gives up: Lecavalier, St-Louis, and 2nd or 3rd rounder.
tell me what you think?
10 best players of the last decadeJust like the stories thread, agree/disagree/discuss!
10. Jaromir Jagr
9. Joe Thornton
8. Joe Sakic
7. Jarome Iginla
6. Scott Neidermayer
5. Chris Pronger
4. Sidney Crosby
3. Alex Ovechkin
2. Marty Brodeur
1. Nick Lidstrom
10 biggest stories in the NHL ... of the last decade. Agree/disagree/discuss:
10. Birth of the KHL.
9. Buffalo and Ottawa file for Bankrupty protection in 2003.
8. Concussions / head shots
7.Marty McSorley ''mugs'' Donald Brashear
6. Balsillie vs. NHL
5. Death of Dan Snyder (while Heatley was driving)
4. Crosby vs. Ovechkin
3. Issues with TV rights in the US
2. Bertuzzi incident