Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Milbury resigns

One year after stepping aside as general manager of the Islanders to serve as senior vice-president in marketing, Mike Milbury on Tuesday announced his resignation from his full-time position in the organization.
His shoe beatings and horrible trades will be missed, team owner Charles Wang said in a statement.

3 Comments:

At 7:16 PM, May 29, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

That shoe-beating thing is his greatest accomplishment.

 
At 1:09 PM, May 30, 2007, Anonymous Frank said...

James, I can't resist taking one last shot at Milbury.

The worst five Milbury trades - there are sufficient bad trades to do a Letterman top ten - but I'll be kind to Mike and restrict it to five.

Number 5:
Tim Connolly and Tyler Pyatt to Buffalo for Mike Peca.

Number 4:
Wade Redden to Ottawa for Bryan Berard.

Number 3:
Bryan McCabe, Todd Bertuzzi and 3rd rounder (turned out to be Jarko Ruutu)to Vancouver for Trevor Linden.

Number 2:
Zdeno Chara, Bill Muckalt and 1st rounder (turned out to be Jason Spezza) to Ottawa for Alexi Yashin.

And the Number 1 worst trade:
Oli Jokinen and Roberto Luongo to Florida for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha.

Can you imagine the Islanders with Luongo in goal, McCabe, Redden and Chara on defence, and Jokinen, Bertuzzi, Spezza, and Connolly on offence? Obviously Mike Milbury couldn't.

With Mike Milbury and Mike Keenan no longer in the NHL, where are all the future wacky trades going to come from?

 
At 1:43 PM, May 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank, I agree, but you failed to mention that not trading Luongo would have meant Gaborik or Heatley up front as well.

 

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