In his story on Monday for Today’s Slapshot, RMNB writer Pat Holden said Justin Williams has come to Washington “exactly as advertised,” but nowhere in the scouting reports was it mentioned that the dude is a wrecking ball on skates who ruins everything he touches.
Exhibit A: goalie interference to wipe Ovechkin’s record-breaking goal
Exhibit 2: offside to wipe out Ovechkin’s record-breaking goal, part deux
Exhibit III: reverse dumptruck comfy chair on Braden Holtby‘s back during warmups
Williams was skating backwards towards his goalie without looking, like one does, when, all of a sudden, to everyone’s surprise, exactly what you’d expect to happen happened.
There’s no sound in these clips, but I want you to imagine the sound of you plopping down on an inflatable chair with a tub of cheese poofs in your hands as you settle in for a long night of Super Nintendo.
Holtby was fine, which is the only reason we don’t need torches and pitchforks right now. For now, Williams is officially on notice.