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Video: Milbury and McGuire discuss how Islanders-Penguins game went over the line

Feb 13, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

Micheal Haley, Craig Adams

The vast majority of hockey fans have at least some soft spot for fighting. Personally, I could enjoy the sport without the occasional installment of fisticuffs, but certainly enjoy a spirited scuffle if it makes sense. (Seeing two enforcers fight out of some grim duty, however, can be a bit tough to watch.)

Yet it would require a pretty disturbing amount of blood lust to accept many of the things that happened between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders on Friday.

With about 350 penalty minutes and about 14 fights, the violence went from gratuitous to flat-out cringe-inducing. Such thoughts were not lost on Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury, who discussed the situation during the first intermission of this afternoon’s Game of the Week between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings.

  1. briofny - Feb 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Thanks Mike for sticking up for the Isles. Cheap shots by Martin and Gillies yes, Isles showing pride, absolutely. Then again, maybe Capuano should have just climbed over the glass and hit Blysma with his shoe? Have you watched any Isles games at all this year? The cheap shots, the non calls, and no I do not mean for the Isles. They scored their goals and settled some scores. As far as the Organization, where were the Pens in controlling their team (Goddard) and the constant rushing the goalie by Cooke. Get it right Mike, there are always 2 sides to the story. Oh and thanks for all the great work you did on the Island. Atleast you realized you were better off in the booth. Well at least in your own opinion. The Isles wont make it past where they are until the Town of Hempstead approves the new Arena (thus perhaps making a better destination for Feee Agents), but they are a professional team who gives a good effort every night. But then again, seem my note above, you wouldnt know.

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