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NBC Sports Network analysts Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick got into a heated debate on Wednesday night as they discussed whether Eric Nystrom of the Dallas Stars should be suspended for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.
Milbury argued that Nystrom should be suspended at least five games for the first-period collision, which ultimately knocked Letang out of the contest. The blue-liner had missed 21 games earlier in the season with a concussion.
For his part, Roenick argued that while he loves Letang as a player, he put himself in a vulernable position by lowering his head.
The conversation became animated quickly - with Milbury even lightly tapping Roenick across the face to accentuate a point.
Roenick responded that Milbury is "getting soft" and should go have a Shirley Temple.
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After Kris Letang took a hit to the head in the first period of yesterday’s game against Dallas, he never returned to the game. Today he did travel with the team to Denver but will not be playing with the team on Saturday due to concussion symptoms. This is not a good thing at all considering he missed a bunch of time earlier in the season due to a concussion. Coach Byslma...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang left Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Stars in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Letang was down on the ice for several minutes midway through the period after he was hit in the head area on a hard check along the end boards by Dallas' Eric Nystrom.
Letang, Pittsburgh's top-scoring defenseman...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will sit out Saturday's game at Colorado due to concussion-like symptoms.
Letang was hurt in Wednesday's game against the Dallas Stars when he took a shot to the head from Dallas forward Eric Nystrom, who received a two-minute roughing penalty.
The All-Star defenseman suffered a concussion in late November that sidelined him for...
On the postgame Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick go toe-to-toe about the Letang hit. Roenick presumably jumped in to troll Penguin fans:
Roenick says Letang was hit in the chest. He also goes on to blame Letang for the hit and said Letang needs to learn to take a hit.
Here is the hit gif'd.
Sure looks like the head was contacted to us.
I find myself not wanting to talk about players who have returned from a Concussion after a lengthy absence. I am what you would call a jinx-ist (or something). I just know the second I mentioned Kris Letang he’d take a header into the boards and be done. Well, I didn’t mention him and he still got hurt. Which is why I’m talking about him.. Pretty ironic huh? Anyways...
Another night, another controversy in the NHL. On Wednesday night in Dallas, Eric Nystrom took out Kris Letang with what appeared to be a hit the head. Nystrom received a minor for roughing on the play, which was popularly argued about by Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick. Check out the hit for yourself below, and leave your thoughts on the play in the comments section.
NBC Sports Network hockey analysts Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick go at it on live on the air as they disagree over the hit Eric Nystrom of the Dallas Stars laid on the Pittsburgh Penguins Chris Letang. The arguement got a lot of press, but it was actually kind of week. Roenick should of laid Milbury out live on the air!
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Question of the Day:
Will the NHL fine and/or suspender Dallas defender, Eric Nystrom, for his check of Kris Letang on Wednesday? How much/how long?
I couldnât find any previous Eric Nystrom suspensions. He did break the leg of Edmonton defender, Taylor Fedun...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang left Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Stars in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return. Letang was down on the ice for several minutes midway through the period after he was hit in the head area on a hard check along the end boards by Dallas' Eric Nystrom.
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Jeremy Roenick defends Eric Nystrom’s hit on Kris Letang after an earlier debate with Mike Milbury (NBC Sports)
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Man, that was a lot of fun wasn't it? I don't even mind that the Stars lost. Playoff atmosphere hockey in what had to have been the most exciting game of the year for the Stars. This past week of hockey has been as fun as any this season. Dallas took everything, EVERYTHING, that the Penguins threw at them and gave it right back. Dallas didn...