If you thought the hit Eric Nystrom planted on the Penguins' Kris Letang midway through the first period earlier tonight was explosive, man, you should've caught the analysis following the game.
At one point during their discussion heated exchange, analysts Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick appeared as if they were about to come to blows.
Milbury, who was adamant that Nystrom's hit was dirty, uncalled for and "showed no courage," was in complete contrast to Roenick. Luckily for us viewers, neither is ever shy about voicing their opinions.
At one point, Milbury placed his hand on JR's cheek, playfully showing how Letang's head snapped back following the hit, prompting a scowl from Roenick which looked like he was ready to beat Milbury with his own shoe.
The war of words, which lasted several minutes, culminated with subtle personal attacks being thrown at one another.
"You're getting soft," Roenick repeatedly told Iron Mike as he was leaving the segment. "I'm gunna go get him a Shirley Temple!"
"Good thing he's gone; What a relief that is!" Milbury said as Roenick made his way off the set. "Don't let the door hit you on the way out!"
For as much as it's easy to despise NBC for constantly putting our ears in harm's way whenever Pierre McGuire's constantly-moving mouth has a microphone in front of it, they deserve some giddy schoolgirl-like praise, for affording us the opportunity of enjoying Milbury and Roenick going at it on live television.
This was just one of the many stops on the long road of altercations for the volatile duo. Who could forget during 2010's Olympic coverage, when the two had that heated debate over Ovechkin and Crosby?
Here's to more segments like this, and less of Pierre telling us what type of breakfast Jamie Benn ate while playing hockey in junior high school.
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...
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 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...
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...
Kris Letang's absence could put dent in power-play productivity
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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...
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!
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 was hit in the first period by Dallas left wing Eric Nystrom, whose right arm made contact with Letang's head. Letang, who missed almost two months with a concussion earlier this season, did not return to the game.
Dallas 3 - Pittsburgh 4
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...
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