Mike Milbury’s Comment About Women And The NHL Bubble Has People Furious

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NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury is taking heat today over what he said during Thursday night’s broadcast about the lack of women inside the league’s bubbles.

Co-host John Forslund was going through what makes the bubble great and the following conversation broke out.

“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.

To which Milbury responded, “Not even any woman here to disrupt your concentration.”

And that’s all it took for Mike Milbury to set off a firestorm. Now we’ll see if Mike survives this one or if NBC pulls him. Don’t forget that NBC Sports indefinitely suspended Jeremy Roenick for what he said this summer on Barstool’s “Spittin’ Chiclets” podcast. That was where Roenick told a story about how he was on vacation with his wife and NBC on NHL studio host Kathryn Tappen. “I play it off like we’re going to bed together every night, the three of us,” Roenick said on the podcast. “If it really came to fruition, that would really be good, but it’s never going to happen.”

Now, I know what some of you guys are going to say: YOU CAN’T FIRE MILBURY OVER THIS. Guys, all I’m saying is that the sharks are circling these days and they’re hungry for a kill. NBC had the Roenick thing. The last thing they want is more heat while the playoffs are going so well.

Mike’s going to be a target until people leave work later today and forget about this over the weekend. Now let’s see if NBC will let this one slide.


Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. Well yeah you mean to tell me women aren’t a distraction to young strong athletes they are supposed to be a distraction that’s how it works LOL just speaking the truth no big deal.

  2. NBC took him off the next game. I honestly don’t see what the issue is here. Are we pretending that guys don’t get distracted by women? It nature working that we are…

    Every story out now is bringing up when he called Sedin brothers “Thelma and Louise”. By taking that (or even acknowledging it) as a insult basically insinuating that women are somehow weaker/less than men?

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