MIKE MILBURY NEWS

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition to remove Mike Milbury from NBC broadcasts

While the NHL on NBC has drawn plenty of praise from hockey fans over its 10 seasons, some of its analysts are more controversial. Pierre McGuire and Jeremy Roenick have each taken plenty of ribbing over the years, but the biggest lightning rod on NBC’s coverage might be former shoe-brawling player,  coach and general manager Mike Milbury, whose introductory paragraph on Wikipedia...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

There’s a petition to remove NBC Sports analyst Mike Milbury

Disgruntled hockey fans have started a petition for the removal of NBC Sports Network analyst Mike Milbury that is starting to gain serious traction. The petition currently has over 5,000 signatures (and counting) from fans who are not fond of Milbury and his role with the network. According to the petition: “His rude and demeaning matter has not only made many of the NBCSN...
Via Rumors and Rants
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Tweets of the Week: 1/25 to 1/31

Reminder: If you are using #Isles and tweeting good stuff about the Boys of Long Island-Brooklyn, we’ll be watching you. By the time anyone reads this, the Islanders will have been out of action for eight days due to the NHL All-Star break. With a torrent of games in February, the Isles should be fairly well-rested and with a captain fresh off captaining a Metro All-Star squad...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierre McGuire does not know his bald guys on the Detroit Red Wings bench

Let’s face it. Either you like Pierre McGuire or you don’t. There’s no middle ground with Pierre. When he makes a misstep during NHL on NBC/NBCSN games, his detractors snicker while his supporters feel sympathetic. Well, Pierre has some more material for hockey fans to ponder. During Wednesday’s St. Louis-Detroit game, McGuire did his regular in-game interview with the coaches...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Milbury hates the Flyers and has made it a point to tell you

NHL on NBC analyst and former Boston Bruins enforcer and head coach Mike Milbury poked the bear and woke it. Prior to Wednesday night's game between the Flyers and Bruins on NBCSN, Milbury spoke of his continuing hate for everything about the Flyers. "I still hate Philadelphia and the Flyers," Milbury said. "I hate their fans. I hate their owner. He's a good guy, Ed Snider, but...
Via Flyerdelphia
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Has the NHL Winter Classic hit its peak?

The annual outdoor Jan. 1 Winter Classic has been an important piece for both the NHL and NBC since its 2008 beginnings, and it’s spawned documentaries on HBO and Epix, created a spinoff Stadium Series, been a key part of the overall rise of hockey in the U.S. and done very well in the Canadian market. However, last year’s Winter Classic (Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals...
Via Awful Announcing
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Concussion lawsuit email shows NHL exec claim: 'We sell and promote hate'

Former Bruin Marc Savard is one of the most well-known cases of a player who saw his hockey career end due to concussions, as the once promising and highly talented forward has been unable to play since the 2010-11 season after multiple concussions caused lasting post-concussion symptoms. Because of cases like Savard's, some NHL players are starting to fight back against the league...
Via Fox Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: NBC rips Penguins for not bringing Sidney Crosby to Hockeyville. And they aren’t wrong.

Bob Costas and Mike Milbury kicked off the 2015-2016 NHL broadcast season by completely eviscerating the Penguins for not bringing Sidney Crosby to the Kraft Hockeyville game, and they aren’t wrong: You hate to make too big of a deal out of this, but what a ball drop by the Penguins. Nationally televised game celebrating local hockey, and they don’t even bring Sidney Crosby...
Via The Pensblog
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Thoughts: 6/17

1) Final takeaways of the 2014-15 season… I’m very well aware my Tampa in 7 prediction fell flat on its face, Tyler Johnson’s broken wrist and Ben Bishop’s torn groin be damned, regardless of what Mike Milbury says. My expectations that Tampa’s depth would rise to the top and overwhelm the Blackhawks’ very short staffed defensive core came up woefully short. Steve Stamkos...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Islanders are finally done paying Alexei Yashin

The story has become infamous. The New York Islanders acquired star forward Alexei Yashin in 2001 at an amazingly high cost, trading future Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara, the 2011 second overall pick (which turned out to be Jason Spezza) and Bill Muckalt for the Russian forward. If dealing those youngsters wasn’t enough, New York general manager Mike Milbury inked Yashin to...
Via Bloguin Best
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Islanders are finally done paying Alexei Yashin

The story has become infamous. The New York Islanders acquired star forward Alexei Yashin in 2001 at an amazingly high cost, trading future Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara, the 2011 second overall pick (which turned out to be Jason Spezza) and Bill Muckalt for the Russian forward. If dealing those youngsters wasn’t enough, New York general manager Mike Milbury inked Yashin to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks cement dynasty with third Cup in five years

How the hell did this even happen? On the micro level, the Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t have started this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs on a worse note. Twenty minutes into the tournament, the Hawks trailed Nashville 3-0 as Corey Crawford wobbled to the bench for unheralded replacement Scott Darling. The Hawks somehow came back to win that game 4-3, that series and then the three...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Milbury says Crawford is “going straight to hell” after allowing a bad goal

Corey Crawford wasn’t great for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Crawford allowed a goal he really needed to stop which allowed the Lightning to take the lead in a wild second period. Crawford was criticized for allowing the shot to go in and analyst Mike Milbury said he’s “going straight to hell” for this one. The post Video: Milbury says...
Via Bloguin Best
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Milbury says Crawford is “going straight to hell” after allowing a bad goal

Corey Crawford wasn’t great for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Crawford allowed a goal he really needed to stop which allowed the Lightning to take the lead in a wild second period. Crawford was criticized for allowing the shot to go in and analyst Mike Milbury said he’s “going straight to hell” for this one. The post Video: Milbury says...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Your 2015 Stanley Cup Final Announcing Schedule

2015 Stanley Cup Final Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks TV USA NBC- Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire NBC Studio- Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones Streaming- NBC Live Extra Canada CBC – Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy; Reporters: Scott Oake, Christine Simpson CBC Studio- George Stroumboulopoulos, Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Mike Johnson, Nick...
Via Awful Announcing
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Stanley Cup Final Schedule

Well, it wasn’t the dream matchup that NBC was hoping for, but with Chicago in the Stanley Cup Final, the Peacock should still do well even with Tampa Bay. NBCSN registered a very strong 2.65 overnight rating for the Eastern Conference Final Game 7 between Tampa Bay and the New York Rangers on Friday. That’s up 53% from the last ECF Game 7 in 2011 which was between Tampa Bay...
Via Fang's Bites
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 5/23/15

I guess the New York Islanders were just not ready for prime time this season. After an incredible jump in the standings to 101 points and a hard-fought seven game elimination at the hands of the Washington Capitals, general manager Garth Snow, who has done a terrific job staying the course and rebuilding the franchise that Mike Milbury absolutely tore down, was not named as one...
Via Islanders Insight
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL on NBC Announcing & Network Assignments for 04/20/2015

Three Games Three tonight in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. NBCSN will air one game in its entirety as the New York Rangers at Pittsburgh plays at 7 p.m. ET. The old TSN team of Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire reunite on NBCSN. Then at 9:30 p.m., NBCSN picks up Anaheim-Winnipeg in progress. NHL Network will air it from the first puck drop at 9 p.m. ET in a simulcast with Sportsnet...
Via Fang's Bites
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC has a full schedule for Hockey Day in America

Get ready to sit on the couch, hockey fans. Hockey Day in America is Sunday, February 22nd and NBC has a day stuffed with NHL games, studio coverage from Lake Placid and special segments regarding hockey in America. NBC and NBCSN will air a total of three games on Sunday: Capitals-Flyers, Bruins-Blackhawks and Wild-Stars. Surrounding the game will be on-site coverage from Lake Placid...
Via Awful Announcing
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Islanders Fan Recalls Conceiving Her Son in the Nassau Coliseum Parking Lot in ’82

This doesn’t feel like it’s all that original. This is how I imagine most people on Long Island came to be. – – – – – Also see … VIDEO: Mike Milbury talking about threesomes If you’d like to see future moms do it in the parking lot, get cheap NHL tickets here: The post VIDEO: Islanders Fan Recalls Conceiving Her Son in the Nassau Coliseum Parking Lot in ...
Via Sports Pickle
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Luongo: The One That Got Away

Of all the moves Mike Milbury made as general manager of the New York Islanders before he stepped down in 2006, one had to be the worst, right? The biggest chip in what  many believe was his worst move still plays in the National Hockey League and could play for the Florida Panthers against Islanders tomorrow night, Roberto Luongo. And don’t look at the standings before the game...
Via Islanders Insight
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 68

It’s that Sunday everyone has been waiting for. It’s a time to remember one of the best players to suit up for his team in a time when a new crop of youngsters try to make their own memories. Of course I’m talking about Day 68 on our countdown to the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum as we remember the only Islander to wear the number 68 in his first years with...
Via Islanders Insight
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 40: A classic rivalry renewed against the Islanders

When was the last time the Rangers and Islanders played a meaningful regular season game this late in the seaseon? I honestly can’t remember. The Islanders had been a laughing stock franchise due to Mike Milbury, and before the 2004 lockout the Rangers were a laughing stock. The rivalry was in name only. That is no Read more → The post Game 40: A classic rivalry renewed against...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC set to promote everything including the kitchen skin from Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is not just about the game any more. It’s all about corporate synergy and promoting your corporate assets to a clientele that might not otherwise watch your networks. In the case of NBCUniversal, it’s all about what it calls a “Big Event” strategy, promoting an event not just on NBC Sports programming on the NBC television network, NBCSN and even Golf Channel...
Via Awful Announcing
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 90

The mid-to-late 90’s were a disaster period for the Islanders. With Al Arbour gone, a change in ownership and in the general manager, the Islanders were a floundering organization with little positivity to offer to the NHL. There was a bright spot however, and he quickly became a fan favorite. With 90 days to go, we’ll take a look at Zigmund Palffy’s career year in 1996-97...
Via Islanders Insight
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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