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Video: Milbury and Roenick debate MacLean’s controversial timeout

May 6, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

Game 3 between Montreal and Ottawa sure had enough going on with it to keep everyone talking. One of the things that got some folks in Montreal upset was the timeout Senators coach Paul MacLean called late in the game with most of his team already in the locker room thanks to ejections.

Montreal coach Michel Therrien was visibly upset during the game over it and sounded off about it being a “classless” move in a blowout game.

Did MacLean break an “unwritten rule” of hockey by doing that or was he just making sure, as he said, that none of his players got hurt? NBC’s Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick debated it tonight on NHL Live.

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  1. stratomaticfan - May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    He wanted Prust to have time to admire the “Fat Walrus.” In normal circumstances, it would be bad form…but after all the classless garbage the Habs pulled on the ice, it was perfect gamesmanship.

  2. thehighcountrybear - May 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Roenick’s all right…point counterpoint and all that?

    Still, I sense a bit of petulance in vocal tone from someone who saw some of the great Hab teams hoist the Cup with great regularity…always from a safe distance.

    • r8rbhawk - May 7, 2013 at 1:57 AM

      Yeah, because Montreal won so many cups when JR was playing in the NHL.

  3. paperkid96 - May 6, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Oh My. I need a shower I feel so dirty for agreeing with JR two days in a row. ick..

    Milbury would have preferred to smack Therrien with a shoe rather than insult him with a timeout.

  4. renaldorae - May 6, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    As a life long Bruin fan it does my heart good to see the Habs crying. i love how Milbury let Roenick do the dirty work in that clip. As many times as i have seen the canadians beat boston in milbury’s playing days, I know Milbury was gleeful at the shalacking ottawa put on montreal. Keep up the good work Milbury.

  5. csilojohnson - May 6, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Millbury is horrible. I know this without watching this video.

  6. agc99 - May 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Milbury is a CS.

  7. dumbassgreg - May 6, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    enjoy milbury being called expert. two great accomplishment . being worse gm in history. pushing a kid.

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 7, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      Don’t forget screaming obscenities at said kid as well…

  8. hockeywithdrawal - May 7, 2013 at 8:05 AM


    His stance on any given hockey-related topic simply means you should side with the other party.

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