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NBC Game of the Week Live Chat

Mar 14, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

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Here’s some reading material for today’s game:

-NBC Game of the Week: Injuries and goaltenders update

-What they’re saying about WAS-CHI

-Alex Ovechkin: Fighting to keep up with Sidney Crosby

-Chicago and Washington: Rising to the top

-Expect a Chicago cap crisis this summer

-Could Caps capitalize on cap space this summer?

-Caps clinch Southeast Division

-Kane could hit 100 point mark this season

  1. shake - Mar 14, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Mike M:
    Get over yourself this is hockey, NOT MMA! It was not the hit that got the misconduct, it was the arm extension and push in the back driving Campbell into the boards… it was unnecessary after the hit

  2. Madhatter - Mar 14, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Consistancy is all we ask for… Last night a similar hit was deemed a 5 min major and a game misconduct. All I am asking is don’t change the “rule” or it’s enforcement due to the name of the player.

  3. Arnie L - Mar 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Mike Milbury must be blind…a push from the side ! In a vulnerable position…a push right in the middle of the back..and Brian Campbell is lucky he did not get seriously hurt! Watch it again Mike in slow motion ! and maybe you will change your opinion ! Five minute penalty was justified.

  4. Darren - Mar 14, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Terrible call throwing out Ovechkin with the game misconduct. This IS hockey – not ice dancing. I’m turning off the TV and going outside. The NHL has to understand that it is the stars that the casual fan tuning in on Sunday afternoon want to watch.

  5. jdub - Mar 14, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Mike M:
    If I had my way you would not be a NHL analyst. You and Pierre’s discussion, during 1st intermission, on Ovie’s hit on Campbell was ridiculous. These players no what is and is not a legal hit. Ovie’s hit on Campbell was clearly illegal. If you think it came from the side and not the back you’re not only an idiot, you’re blind.

  6. donespo - Mar 14, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    NBC’s east coast bias is clearly on display again today with the Ovechkin penalty call. If the player’s positions had been reversed, i.e. if Campbell had put Ovechkin out of the game on an illegal hit Milbury would be crying for suspensions.

  7. Al H - Mar 14, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    How disgraceful that the announcers are more worried about the ratings and not the welfare of the player who may be hurt.

  8. er - Mar 14, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    I guess NHL thinks that Chicago needs points more. Thank you for “game of the week”. I am done with hockey for weekend.

  9. okey - Mar 14, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    A rule for this hit, a rule for that hit. Will it ever end? Even Mike Millbury said that the Olympic hit of Ovechkin on Jagr was an allowable hit. Why doesn’t the NHL adopt Olympic rules?? Vancouver had no trouble filling its seats for the hockey games with those rules in place. Seems like there would be fewer opportunities for serious injuries.

  10. chenvej - Mar 14, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    I agree. Mike made NBC’s position clear when he said, “there goes today’s ratings.” And the color guy was praising Ovi’s strength in delivering the cheap shot. What a bunch of Bozo’s. The play-by-play is ok but the between-period segments are awful. Can you believe NBC managed to make Brett Hull – one of the most personable and knowledgeable hockey guys ever – look like a cardboard cutout? Just get out of the hockey business. All NBC is doing is preventing me from watching decent coverage on CenterIce.

  11. Donespo - Mar 14, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    Looks like NBC put in a call to the league office to help out with the ratings. Nice make even calls to get Washington back in the game. Crybaby Milbury must be happy now.

  12. BBB - Mar 14, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Agreed. Mike and Pierre have to GO. I keep giving them another chance but they can’t hide their bias.
    On second thought, NBC can keep ‘em…I’M LEAVING!

  13. PF - Mar 14, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Hockey etiquette!!! The announcers on NBC need to STOP mentioning shut outs! We do not like watching on NBC!

  14. bobluvs caps - Mar 14, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    What a comeback!
    Bitter Caps fans and Hawks fans need to get over it!
    The Caps are more than Ovie!

  15. Hans Anberg - Mar 14, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Glad it was not Backstrom that was sent off.What a playmaker! Even though he dangerously lost the puck before he fought it back and scored on his own. Masterly!

  16. kalzone - Mar 14, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    milbury gets it right 50 percent of the time like all pudants. throw away the microphones and let us hear the game!. throw an anchor to pierre he just ssssssssssuuuuuuuuukkkkkkkksssssssssssssss. when will the nhl keep guys like eddy and kill puffs like doc and the bald moron! pierre tells us again how detroit is the consummate professionals and how ovech is awsome for hitting from behind in the numbers . just get (rid )of the guy between the benches!!!!!!!!! kalzone i play the game without cryin

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