I have now achieved a rare trifecta: consecutive posts featuring Michael Wilbon on Alex Ovechkin, Skip Bayless on Alex Ovechkin and now Mike Milbury on Alex Ovechkin. Where is my prize???? “I try to just tell it the way it is,” Milbury said on NBC Sports Network Tuesday night. “And this made it easy. When someone starts whining about the officiating when he’s had a tough series without production and tries to point the finger away from himself, [it] just doesn’t sit well with hockey guys.” Doesn’t sit well with hockey guys, eh? Wonder how the hockey guys felt about this blast from the past: New York Islanders general manager Mike Milbury blamed his team for the first loss. He blamed the officials for the second one. “I have serious questions about the judgment used,” Milbury said. “We’re getting jobbed.”… Milbury, usually media-shy, beckoned over a small group of reporters at the Coliseum on Sunday and launched into a point-by-point critique of the officiating in Saturday’s Game 2, using a VCR to prove his point. To his credit, he didn’t only lament non-call infractions by the Maple Leafs – he noted a few penalties that New York escaped, too. Peppering his speech with profanities, Milbury provided harsh commentary as he played, rewound and replayed clips to a stunned audience of about eight people….”It’s a joke, a joke,” he said. Maybe Ovechkin is on pace for a post-playing career as an NBC Sports Network analyst? Anyhow, more from Milbury and Jeremy Roenick.
Mike Milbury criticizes Alex Ovechkin for ‘whining’
Washington Post | May 15