Eric Nystrom's hit on Kris Letang sparked debate around the hockey world on Wednesday night, as some felt the Dallas Stars forward's check was suspension-worthy and others felt he either didn't hit Letang in the head or that Letang put himself in a prone position.
Mike Milbury of NBC Sports Network? Put him down in the "suspend Nystrom" column.
Later in the studio show, Jeremy Roenick joined Milbury and Keith Jones for a discussion on head shots and … well, things got a little heated. Make sure you stay until the final minute between Roenick and Milbury, who he called "soft" and then offered to buy a Shirley Temple, as Milbury vowed to never have Roenick back on the postgame show.
Yes, this is what passes for hockey talk in U.S. television, why do you ask? Although we would like to see Dan Bylsma take Milbury's advice and offer advice to Pierre McGuire on where to stick his mic ...
Hey, remember when Milbury told Roenick to suck it up when he cried after the 2010 Stanley Cup Final? Good times ...
- Mike Milbury
- Jeremy Roenick