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02-03-2010, 12:13 PM
Marlowe Syn
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Originally Posted by Chardo View Post
He has been noticeably slower for the past year or so. In the Isles uptempo system, that's a big problem. That lost step also somewhat hurts his ability to be a shutdown guy. He may still have value to a team with a tighter checking system (Devils?) that needs a veteran hitter. He's one of the toughest guys you'll ever see. It is true--he was hit by an SUV outside Starbucks. He got up, waved off the ambulance, told everyone "it's ok I'm a hockey player", went in and got his latte, and played that night.
That is awesome. Two Chuck Norris points to Witt.
Alas I think Witt is Sean Hill of two seasons ago. If he wants to play i the NHL again I think he is going to either waive the balance of his contract(or get bought out) and sign with a team for league minimum.

PS- Read the news archive on the story. Guess I should change that to Clint Eastwood points.
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."

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