Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Mad Mike still hungry
Even by the high standards of the Mike Milbury oeuvre, the NBC analyst uttered an all-timer after the NHL declined to suspend the Canucks’ Alex Burrows for biting Patrice Bergeron’s finger in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final:
“If I had known in the late ‘70s it was OK to pig out on human flesh, I would have eaten Guy Lafleur . . . This is a disgraceful call by the league.’’
Milbury added, “They’re impacting this series by a non-call.’’ Sure enough, the second of Burrows’ two goals won Game 2 in overtime.
Best Twitter response to that line about Lafleur, via @WesJohnsonVoice: “He’d have tenderized him with a shoe first.’’