NHL Condemns Insensitive & Insulting Comment Mike Milbury Made During Last Night’s Capitals-Islanders Broadcast

Photo: Aram Boghosian/The Boston Globe 

The NHL released a statement on Friday regarding NBC analyst Mike Milbury, who made an insulting, misogynistic comment during Thursday’s Washington Capitals-New York Islanders broadcast.

“The comment did not reflect the NHL’s values and commitment to making our game more inclusive and welcoming to all,” the league said in a statement.

Photo: NHL PR

During Thursday’s Capitals-Islanders game, co-host John Forslund was discussing the environment of the bubble. “If you think about it, it’s a terrific environment with regard to — if you enjoy playing and enjoy being with your teammates for long periods of time, it’s a perfect place,” Forslund said.

“Not even any woman here to disrupt your concentration,” Milbury said.

His comment about women being a “distraction” sparked outrage. According to Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Milbury is “not going to be part” of the Philadelphia Flyers-Montréal Canadiens broadcast on Friday night.

By Della Young

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6 Responses to NHL Condemns Insensitive & Insulting Comment Mike Milbury Made During Last Night’s Capitals-Islanders Broadcast

  1. Neal Z. says:

    What a bunch of crap; people are just too darned sensitive. Of course women and the families, and girlfriends are a distraction, duhhhhh. This isn’t rocket science, give me a break. You want the players to be just thinking about hockey, training, reviewing game films, reviewing plays, etc… You don’t need any unnecessary distractions or drama. Everyone knows what Milbury meant with his comment and this is just a bunch of political correctness crap. Get a life.

    Maybe what Milbury should have said is, “women and the families, girlfriends, etc… are a distraction and can result in unnecessary drama for the hockey player who is trying to concentrate on just hockey.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    The word police need to take a break

  3. John Merrithew says:

    This does take social sensitivity to a whole new and absurd level.

  4. Scottlew73 says:

    Everybody knows NFL stands for no fun league,guess NHL is no humor league!! God forbid if god rest his soul Eddie Shack played in this era his be suspended & fined more for having personality than anything he would do on ice! Besides the New World Order doesn’t want you to offend anybody or they’ll make you pay no matter how true statement is look @ Don Cherry !

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