Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mike Milbury is bad at what he does. Still.

I refuse to believe there is a recession as long as Mike Milbury has secured employment.

What aspect of his career as an NHL executive leads anybody to believe he knows what he's talking about? Out of curiosity, I came across his Wikipedia entry...

He has traded away defensemen Zdeno Chara, Wade Redden, Bryan Berard, Eric Brewer, Darius Kasparaitis, and Bryan McCabe; goalies Roberto Luongo and Tommy Salo, as well as forwards Olli Jokinen, Todd Bertuzzi, Raffi Torres. Milbury has also come under fire for his draft day decisions such as choosing Rick DiPietro first overall in 2000 over Dany Heatley and Marian Gaborik; as well as his decision to include the 2001 second overall draft pick (Jason Spezza) as part of the Alexei Yashin trade.

Boy did that Yashin thing work out. And Luongo? Is he still around?

His second act as a TV analyst has hardly changed things. We understand, Mike...the guy at the end of his shift is "out of gas." We understand the concept of fatigue. Profound.

There's the famous quotation, "it's best to keep silent and be assumed an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." Milbury's mouth has been opened. Several times. It's not good TV.

NBC would be better off hiring somebody with no hockey experience whatsoever--at least their hockey failures wouldn't be so well documented.

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