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Tyson Nash received death threats for saying Torres’ hit on Hossa was clean

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ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: # of the Phoenix Coyotes in the period against the Anaheim Ducks at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim during the preseason game on September 27, 2006 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Former NHLer and current Phoenix Coyotes broadcaster Tyson Nash received death threats for initially saying Raffi Torres’ hit on Marian Hossa was “as clean of a hit as you’re going to get.”.

“You have to love the Twitter world,” Nash told The Waddle and Silvy Show this morning on ESPN 1000. “I had a few people mentioning they’ll be meeting me for breakfast, so we’ll see how that goes.”

(You can listen to the entire interview here.)

Upon further review, Nash concedes that Torres left his feet and, if he could, he’d take back what he said.

However, he wouldn’t criticize the hit much further, and he thinks some onus should be put on Hossa for turning back to the play with his head down.

That Nash received death threats on Twitter is no real surprise. Without going into a huge explanation, a lot of people on Twitter are idiots.