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Roenick, Weekes debate who’s to blame for hits

Dec 13, 2011, 12:43 AM EDT

Thanks to slow-motion replays and angry Twitter mobs, it’s often easy to vilify a hitter in the event of a controversial check. That’s not always a fair thing, however, and not just because of the lightning-fast speed of the game. Sometimes the “victim” puts himself in a vulnerable position, which some will say leaves the blame at their feet.

NHL Overtime featured an interesting “shootout” debate between former NHL players Kevin Weekes and Jeremy Roenick on that subject. Check out their back-and-forth in the video below and share your own thoughts regarding their discussions.

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  1. nhlbruins90 - Dec 13, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Weekes is smooth and likable, but keep that sweat rag handy!

    • hystoracle - Dec 13, 2011 at 9:49 AM

      Like Weekes too. One of the best analysts they have.. Make it a point to watch the whole show every time he’s on there.. Why is it the Goalies seem to make the best analysts? Pang, Chief Taylor, Weekes, Turco is even pretty good. I like Mike Johnson, too.

      • sheapuck - Dec 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM

        Just like catchers in baseball make good managers. From their positions they are use to watching and analyzing the games as they go on. Only with TV they guys don;t have to put all the pads on and worry about 100 mph biscuits being slung at their heads

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