Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves was ejected Tuesday night for a late, blindside hit that injured Tom Wilson. The hit was bad, but somehow, Reaves found a way to make the situation worse.
In a private signing for Inscriptagraphs, Reaves autographed photos of Wilson laying on the ice injured with the caption “He ran into a Lion in the Jungle.”
Wilson is out injured with a concussion.
Now I’m going to give Ryan Reaves the benefit of the doubt that either:
A) This is not his signature
B) This was signed before he knew Tom Wilson was hurt
I know everyone loves to jump to conclusions, that’s how the internet works. I don’t know Ryan Reaves and if you’re reading this you probably don’t know either. There has been some documented bad blood between Reaves and Wilson and this picture helps support the case. Having said that, I don’t see a professional athlete going out and doing something like this. Clearly someone would, and did, find the picture and expose you to a pissed off hockey Twitter and I wouldn’t wish this upon my worst enemy. Hopefully Wilson will return soon and the battle of Reaves vs. Wilson continues to live on.