posted at 7/22/2008 6:23 AM EDT
On the Bruins blog it said that Mike Milbury criticized Phil Kessel on NBC. I know it was a while ago but what did he say?
posted at 7/22/2008 6:33 AM EDT
that he better step up or his gone this trade deadline idk who cares
posted at 7/22/2008 4:27 PM EDT
I don't remember the exact words.
He said that he would trade Kessel now while his stock was good because he(Mibury) has watched Phil's progression and Phil's down-side was much worse than his up-side.
posted at 7/22/2008 10:11 PM EDT
It was widely believed at this time (by a lot more analysts than Milbury---email me if you want clarification) that the time to trade Kessel was then and there. This deciding factor was a flaw in his game (softness) that is usually never fixed over a career. Milbury felt the need to voice this opinion---maybe in a attempt to anger him and get his butt in gear considering Milbury is still somewhat of a Bruin fan at heart.
Im still up in the air myself as far as the worth of Phil Kessel. This will become the biggest year in his career...he has a lot to prove this year or he will without a doubt be gone by deadline.
posted at 7/23/2008 4:08 AM EDT
Milbury is horrible at evaluating young talent.
The Islanders under his rein had lots of top draft picks, and he got rid of Chara, Redden, Luongo, Brewer, McCabe, Jokinen. As part of the trade for Yashin, he gave up the pick for Spezza. He chose Dipietro instead of Heatley.
Imagine how good an Islanders team would look with these core players Mibury dumped:
Luongo in Goal.
Chara, Redden, Brewer, McCabe on defense.
Spezza, Jokinen, Heatley at forward.
Milbury is fun to listen to, because he says outrageous things. But he has no credibility when it comes to evaluating young talent.
posted at 7/23/2008 4:24 AM EDT
They dont call him jughead for nuthin
posted at 7/23/2008 4:28 AM EDT
He's good for nothing but a good shoe smacking
posted at 7/25/2008 3:40 PM EDT
You can always count on pumpkin head Milbury to spew forth moronic comments. He was a marginal player, proved to be a horrible coach followed by a complete bafoon as a GM. Natural progression tells you he would be a disaster as a commentator. NBC should be ashamed for his hiring. I guess we should be more forgiving--If you look close enough--you can still see the knuckle marks on his head from the brain damage caused by McSorley and Nystrom.