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Not sure if this belongs in this forum. But I have to get something off my chest after watching last nights game on CBC. Why did CBC have Mike Milbury in the booth for the game? Hey Mike we get it. You hate the Habs. You hate Kovalev. Did you have to keep repeating the fact that you would never have kovy on YOUR team? Remind us all again Mike. Who is your team? Its not very often I get to watch a Habs game on a Canadien station. Being from the states and having the Center Ice Hockey Package means most of the time I get the games from the opposing teams home station. I was excited to get to see the game on CBC, until I had to listen to Milbury dis the Habs all night. He took away from the fact that the Habs played a great game and broke out of a slump (for now). Thanks Mike. You are a class act!!!!!

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I have to agree. I subscribe to RDS HD so I can see all the habs games. I do not speak french , but I am begining to pick some of it up from watching the games. I too was watching the game and caught Milbury's act . Was a disgrace. I switched back to RDS instead of the CBC feed because of it.

When Toronto is on CBC , which is all the time , they are such homers and full of praise for a mediocre team. Not that I wanted to have a complete set of homers call the game but milbury was a joke !!!

Wake up CBC , Milbury was an average player , a below average GM and as a colour guy has all the class of an out of work school teacher :rolleyes:

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I missed last nights game due to working night shift.What did Milbury have to say?

I like how the habs handled the Flyers last night,to bad it wasn't Biron in net.Now all the habs need to do is give the same effort against the lower teams.No games are easy,and the most important game should always be the next one.

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I missed last nights game due to working night shift.What did Milbury have to say?

I like how the habs handled the Flyers last night,to bad it wasn't Biron in net.Now all the habs need to do is give the same effort against the lower teams.No games are easy,and the most important game should always be the next one.

Pretty much every time Kovalev touched the puck during the first two periods he had something sarcastic and negative to say. I wish I could remember all of the things but to some extent it went along the lines of calling him lazy, selfish, and a cancer in the locker room. The other guy in the booth (Sorry I cant remember his name) tried to cover it all up but I got the feeling he was a bit embarrased for Milbury. He even went on to say that he loves Kovalev. In which Milbury had another sarcastic remark. I am still fuming about it!!

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he was basically ripping on Kovy , questioning his heart , saying he doesn't try , only when he feels like etc. something also like Kovelev's skills only get used 20% of the time , other 80% he's floating or whining , let's just say ripped on him preety well , and did so few times during broadcast. Also said is why he's in montreal making an average salary because no other team would pay him top $$$ , just a bunch of no class comments from a no class man.

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he was basically ripping on Kovy , questioning his heart , saying he doesn't try , only when he feels like etc. something also like Kovelev's skills only get used 20% of the time , other 80% he's floating or whining , let's just say ripped on him preety well , and did so few times during broadcast.

Yeah thats what was going on. Elk you have a better memory than me. I was pissed but had a few brews in me and couldnt remember all the quotes.

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I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Many people might have agreed a year ago. Mike got burned badly by Alexei Yashin who some might consider comparable to Alexei Kovalev. It doesn't bother me that he wouldn't have Kovy on his team though as he never put together a good team anyway.

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oh yeah i caught that...and i even mentioned it in the game day thread after the 1st i think...all they did was rip on kovalev, especially milbury...it was ridiculous...from the get go he was ripping on the habs...when they got their 1st pp he was like yeah the habs will like this because they been crying about it ever since 11 penalties were called against them...called kovalev a player who shows up 85% of the time...they said that the one hit he threw would be the only one for the year...ugh...just so annoying and frustrating...you watch a game hoping for balanced commentary and thats what you get...cbc was a joke thursday night...

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I pointed this out in the game-day thread just after the game had ended. I own center ice and all but when the game is played on CBC I make a note to watch it on their channel so that the habs get high ratings and are shown to the general public more. Anyways the point that really caught me is right as the game was counting down the final 10 seconds Milbury said "Well the habs pull away with the win but they shouldnt feel too proud because it was a sloppy effort". Truth of the matter is, even if hes right and we played sloppy, we beat a good hockey club by more than a marginal differential. I posted some of his quotes in the gameday thread, will go find them and copy them here. Thing is, we are watching a CANADIAN NETWORK. If they are going to be biased towards a team it should be the CANADIAN one. Esspecially when we win so decisively. The other announcer was fine, left his opinion that the habs were playing a great game and that he enjoys watching kovalev. Good for him, as am announcer you must praise the league and all of its values. If both announcers acted like Milbutry they would both be out of a job.

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This is what I posted about Milbury at the end of the Philly game in the game-day thread. It upsets me because, as I said, this is a CANADIAN network that is supposed to support Canadian teams. Its not the Toronto network...

I really hope the CBC announcers get a reeming after this game. Well, really just the one guy. Anyone else watch this game on CBC? This guy had nothing but positives to say about Philly and nothing but negatives to say about the Habs. Phillies down 3-0 "Very uncharacteristic play by the Flyers", Just as the first hab penalty is ending "Montreal cannot afford to take another penalty, even though there hasnt been many chances on this one", When Asham broke the glass "This game could easily be tied because the habs are making many mistakes", Just after he scores "Kovalev is bad 85% of the time", As the last buzzer went "Montreal gets the win even though they didnt play an organized game" I mean cmon, we won 5-2, and WE were the Canadian team on a CANADIAN television network.

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one of my favorites was something along the lines of "last game they had 11 penalties called against them and they've been crying ever since".

Man, if I NEVER hear another game with "mad mike" it'll be too soon. His obvious bias was an embarassment to the CBC....

and that's saying a lot!

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This is what I posted about Milbury at the end of the Philly game in the game-day thread. It upsets me because, as I said, this is a CANADIAN network that is supposed to support Canadian teams. Its not the Toronto network...

I really hope the CBC announcers get a reeming after this game. Well, really just the one guy. Anyone else watch this game on CBC? This guy had nothing but positives to say about Philly and nothing but negatives to say about the Habs. Phillies down 3-0 "Very uncharacteristic play by the Flyers", Just as the first hab penalty is ending "Montreal cannot afford to take another penalty, even though there hasnt been many chances on this one", When Asham broke the glass "This game could easily be tied because the habs are making many mistakes", Just after he scores "Kovalev is bad 85% of the time", As the last buzzer went "Montreal gets the win even though they didnt play an organized game" I mean cmon, we won 5-2, and WE were the Canadian team on a CANADIAN television network.

Its great to see that I wasnt the only one feeling this way about this game. I'm not even Canadian and I was pissed about it. I just hope CBC notices some of this that we are talking about. I dont even like him on the Hot Stove report.

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How could anyone hate a guy who would beat someone with their own shoe ?

Alot of what he was saying was actually true guys. Talk to alot of people who have coached and played with Kovalev and you will hear the same comments. And we did play a pretty sloppy game.

That being said Mike is very opinionated !!! When I watch a game I dislike someone fawning over the Habs just as much as being overly negative.

Just describe the play, I will decide who is doing what , and whether I like it or not !!!

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How could anyone hate a guy who would beat someone with their own shoe ?

Alot of what he was saying was actually true guys. Talk to alot of people who have coached and played with Kovalev and you will hear the same comments. And we did play a pretty sloppy game.

That being said Mike is very opinionated !!! When I watch a game I dislike someone fawning over the Habs just as much as being overly negative.

Just describe the play, I will decide who is doing what , and whether I like it or not !!!

True Miltie, but my opening point was its not very often I get to see the Habs game being broadcast with what I was hoping would be a "hometown" opinion of the game. And Milbury ruined that. I wish the Habs had their own TV station like the Yankees have the YES network.

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True Miltie, but my opening point was its not very often I get to see the Habs game being broadcast with what I was hoping would be a "hometown" opinion of the game. And Milbury ruined that. I wish the Habs had their own TV station like the Yankees have the YES network.

The Habs do have their own station, RDS, but unfortunately if you don't have a grasp of the french language it doesn't really count.

Being that the Canadiens are Quebec based and 80% french speaking, there's no chance of getting a "Leafs TV" style channel dedicated to the Habs. RDS is as close as we'll get.

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The Habs do have their own station, RDS, but unfortunately if you don't have a grasp of the french language it doesn't really count.

Being that the Canadiens are Quebec based and 80% french speaking, there's no chance of getting a "Leafs TV" style channel dedicated to the Habs. RDS is as close as we'll get.

Ahhhh I didnt know that. Thanks though. Guess I need to learn French and figure out a way to get that channel. Screw it I am moving to Montreal!!!! Anyone got a place to rent??

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Not sure if this belongs in this forum. But I have to get something off my chest after watching last nights game on CBC. Why did CBC have Mike Milbury in the booth for the game? Hey Mike we get it. You hate the Habs. You hate Kovalev. Did you have to keep repeating the fact that you would never have kovy on YOUR team? Remind us all again Mike. Who is your team? Its not very often I get to watch a Habs game on a Canadien station. Being from the states and having the Center Ice Hockey Package means most of the time I get the games from the opposing teams home station. I was excited to get to see the game on CBC, until I had to listen to Milbury dis the Habs all night. He took away from the fact that the Habs played a great game and broke out of a slump (for now). Thanks Mike. You are a class act!!!!!

Hey,i did watch the game but must have been out of the room and missed Mr.class act performance.

Which i am so glad i did. I have said it on another Mike Milbury thread previously that i thought he is a complete a**hole. I feel that he's a crappy hockey analyst.

Believe me when i say that his words of wisdom,ha ha,means jack to me.

Class act he is not,in my opioion anyways.

I'm sure we all did not lose any sleep over his comments,other than that said,was a hell of a great team effort,great win for the habs. :P

He mike,get a real job,one that you know what the heck your talking about.

There,i too had to get that off my chest,lol.

Go habs...

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I had no problem with Milbury having something to say.

I had no problem with Milbury having something negative to say about the Habs or Hab players.

I had no problem with Milbury having something negative to say about Alexei Kovalev.

What was profoundly unprofessional on the part of Milbury was that he was incessant about it, commenting negatively on a continual basis, from early in the first period through at least the mid-point of the third period. He was deployed by CBC to the booth as colour commentator, assisting the play-by-play man, with the express purpose of adding to the game of hockey being played. Instead he detracted from it (grossly) with, what can only be described as personal vindictiveness. A knowledgeable professional can state his opinion, make his case based on a current ("before us") example (since this is play-by-play), and move on. There's more to the game. Lot's more.

But there wasn't for Milbury on Thursday night. He was utterly consumed with spewing his venom about Kovalev.

I sincerely hope he gets the help he needs, so that he can get on with his life. I might suggest he see the folks that are trying to help Avery out currently.

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I had no problem with Milbury having something to say.

I had no problem with Milbury having something negative to say about the Habs or Hab players.

I had no problem with Milbury having something negative to say about Alexei Kovalev.

What was profoundly unprofessional on the part of Milbury was that he was incessant about it, commenting negatively on a continual basis, from early in the first period through at least the mid-point of the third period. He was deployed by CBC to the booth as colour commentator, assisting the play-by-play man, with the express purpose of adding to the game of hockey being played. Instead he detracted from it (grossly) with, what can only be described as personal vindictiveness. A knowledgeable professional can state his opinion, make his case based on a current ("before us") example (since this is play-by-play), and move on. There's more to the game. Lot's more.

But there wasn't for Milbury on Thursday night. He was utterly consumed with spewing his venom about Kovalev.

I sincerely hope he gets the help he needs, so that he can get on with his life. I might suggest he see the folks that are trying to help Avery out currently.

So you have never seen Pierre Maguire do a game?

When Pierre has an axe to grind, he does it with a vengence !!!

I enjoy neither man's colour commentary, Milbury is not the only one who can be overbearing.

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So you have never seen Pierre Maguire do a game?

When Pierre has an axe to grind, he does it with a vengence !!!

I enjoy neither man's colour commentary, Milbury is not the only one who can be overbearing.

Nah, Milbury was frothing at the mouth. His spew was dotting the camera lens. I can honestly say I've never seen that happen before.

Maguire, on the other hand, generally just gets "all excited", sometimes about things he completely makes up, or simply gets wrong. I'm certainly no fan of his as a colur commentator, but I honestly can't recall him ever displaying any personal vindictiveness on air against anyone.

Example of an exited Pierre going all wrong: Maguire on and on about Carbo's poor game plan during Montreal's last game in Detroit (Habs backing off, trapping the middle); by the third period he was talking glowingly about Carbo's perfect game plan (without making any acknowledgment that he himself was wrong during the first two periods :lol: ). Maguire was just plain wrong in his professional assessment of a game plan -- it wasn't personal against Carbo or anything; never came across that way. He did have too much "pride" to call himself out on his own game plan judgement error.

Maguire does try to do his job (oftentimes, too hard :D ). He just needs some Ritalin or something. Milbury, on the other hand, was just using his temporary assignment as an opportunity to spew his venom on his personal distaste for all things Kovalev.

Anyways, enough about Maguire. This is the Mibury-spewing thread. :lol:

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I had no problem with Milbury having something to say.

I had no problem with Milbury having something negative to say about the Habs or Hab players.

I had no problem with Milbury having something negative to say about Alexei Kovalev.

What was profoundly unprofessional on the part of Milbury was that he was incessant about it, commenting negatively on a continual basis, from early in the first period through at least the mid-point of the third period. He was deployed by CBC to the booth as colour commentator, assisting the play-by-play man, with the express purpose of adding to the game of hockey being played. Instead he detracted from it (grossly) with, what can only be described as personal vindictiveness. A knowledgeable professional can state his opinion, make his case based on a current ("before us") example (since this is play-by-play), and move on. There's more to the game. Lot's more.

But there wasn't for Milbury on Thursday night. He was utterly consumed with spewing his venom about Kovalev.

I sincerely hope he gets the help he needs, so that he can get on with his life. I might suggest he see the folks that are trying to help Avery out currently.

Couldn't have said it any better myself. It was a bizarre situation. Never in my life have I heard commentary like that and although Kovalev was his main target, I'd say it extended beyond that. He was taking digs at the rest of our team and the fans themselves. He spoke about how "they've been crying about it ever since" the 11 penalty game and when the fans wanted a penalty called he said something about "how they always want one called even if they're imagining it".

I wish I could remember exact words. CBC archives their games. Maybe when I have time I'll watch the game again and jot down how many times he blasted this organizaion one way or another... if I can sit through it a 2nd time. His obvious hatred really made the game less enjoyable.

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