michael-garcia - April 19, 2012
All the hockey world is talking about this unbelievably hard hit on Chicago's Marian Rossa, delivered by Phoenix Coyote Raffi Torres.
Hossa had to be carted off the ice on a stretcher with his neck immobilized, and shockingly, no penalty was called on Torres. He is being called to the league offices, because he launched himself up to obliterate Hossa with his shoulder.
Now, Phoenix broadcaster and former NHL player, Tyson Nash, says he's received death threats after saying the hit was "as clean of a hit as you're going to get." Nash backtracked after seeing a better replay of the hit, and tells ESPN Chicago he wished he didn't say it, but the damage was done.
Nash was on 'The Waddle and Silvy Show' on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, where he said Blackhawks fans reached out to him on Twitter, and were none too pleased.
I had a few people mentioning they'll be meeting me for breakfast, so we'll see how that goes.
No word so far if Nash had any visitors for breakfast, but hockey fans are probably some of the most passionate of all fans, so I wouldn't say this is over quite yet.
Chicago and Phoenix play game four tomorrow night in The Windy City.
Article by Eric Gray