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added 7:14pm, because Twitter only allows 140 characters, it is sometimes hard to get the exact quote, so here is the CP's Steven Whyno with more from his game story...

After the Flyers' 4-3 overtime win, Bylsma was asked if — even though doctors assured the team and the 26-year-old defenceman that hockey would not put him more at risk for another stroke — he had a little pause seeing Hartnell and Letang shoving each other.

"I did have that thought when that was going on there," said Bylsma. "(Letang) kind of had the play there and the puck on his skate to try to score a goal. It fell off his stick and the whistle and everything ensued after that. Yeah it does, a guy picking on a guy who had a stroke."

Told of Bylsma's comment regarding Hartnell, Flyers coach Craig Berube fired back.

"Then he shouldn't play," Berube said. "He shouldn't be out there playing, bottom line. It's a stupid comment."

Letang, who scored 10 minutes later, said it's "part of the game."

"I got hit from behind, I turn around and it was him," Letang said. "I was not really shocked. but things happen in the game fast. I don't regret (it)."

added 7:23pm, via Whyno tweet,

Bylsma clarified to me that Hartnell "picking on" Letang quote absolutely said tongue-in-cheek

Watch the minor dust-up between Hartnell and Letang below...

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Heaton's avatar

lol bylsma is an idiot, why would he think that was the right thing to say?

Posted by Heaton on 04/12/14 at 05:55 PM ET


It’s kind of a shame that these two won’t meet in the first round. It’s always a circus with these schmo-hawks and I for one am always entertained.

Posted by godblender on 04/12/14 at 06:03 PM ET


And yes, that was stupid goddamn comment by Bylsma.

Posted by godblender on 04/12/14 at 06:04 PM ET

Iggy_Rules's avatar

That’s just Hartnell being Hartnell. Why bother even commenting on it?

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 04/12/14 at 06:06 PM ET

Paul's avatar

If you are following along, added a few more items to the post which changes the tone a bit.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/12/14 at 06:24 PM ET

Tony's avatar

Tongue-in-cheek aside, still a stupid thing to say….

Bylsma shouldn’t even attempt humor….

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 04/12/14 at 06:54 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Hartnell’s a bitch, Bylsma’s crybaby, Letang has an ailment,

also, water’s wet, the sky is blue.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 04/12/14 at 07:11 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

apparently a penguins spoke man said he was joking when he said that.  I highly doubt that, what kind of joke is that? He makes a stupid ass comment and tries to pass it off as a joke when he realize it makes him sound like a moron?

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 04/12/14 at 08:34 PM ET

aerodude's avatar

That last Flyers/Pens series was awesome, Flower and Bryg competing nightly for worst save percentage, Rosby knocking gloves out of players reach with his stick, and the Pens choke job at the end.

Posted by aerodude on 04/12/14 at 11:12 PM ET

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