Milbury irked by Ovechkin display and sounds off.
NBC Sports NHL commentator Mike Milbury has never been much of a fan of Alex Ovechkin, and he took the opportunity to remind viewers of that widely known fact last night.
Looking back on the first two periods of the Washington Capitals eventual 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday on NBC, Milbury didn’t hold back on his criticism of Ovechkin.
Milbury’s opinion before his latest outburst is one that is shared by many though, with Ovechkin being roundly criticised for not living up to his potential.
The 27-year-old Russian was benched during last season’s Stanley Cup play-offs after poor performances and what many saw as a refusal to put his body on the line.
That was one area of criticism that Milbury picked up on again on Wednesday, while also referring to Ovechkin as ‘a baby’, and also comparing some of his play to an eight-year-old hockey player.
For the entire rant in all its glory, here is Milbury on Ovechkin: