Penguins common manager Jim Rutherford remembers the Dec. 19 combat in between Capitals winger Tom Wilson and now previous Penguins defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, and he nevertheless isn’t satisfied about how it went down.
“All I know is, in that combat, Wilson did not even give Oleksiak a possibility to get his gloves off,” Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette.
Wilson fought with Oleksiak with less than a moment into the activity in opposition to the Penguins soon after Wilson said he reacted to past remarks by Rutherford, who said the Capitals winger was frightened to combat his defenseman.
Wilson would not combat Oleksiak soon after building a strike on Zach Aston-Reese, which would end result in a suspension for Wilson.
“I read the stuff that is claimed soon after past year and primary up to it,” Wilson claimed. “Yeah, I assume it likely had to be finished faster or afterwards, give him a possibility to defend his teammate soon after what transpired past yr.”
Tom Wilson and Jamie Oleksiak went from jawing to fisticuffs in the span of just a handful of months 👀 pic.twitter.com/aXWeCaYM5l
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) December 20, 2018
Rutherford was blunt when questioned if he was Okay with all the things that went down in that combat.
“No,” he replied.
Oleksiak missed a few video games soon after his combat with Wilson with a concussion.
He was traded again to the Stars on Monday, reversing the deal from past yr which despatched the defenseman to Pittsburgh for 47 video games and the playoffs.