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Quote:Nearly five months after drawing criticism for making a sexist comment while broadcasting a game, Mike Milbury is out at NBC Sports, the network confirmed.

“We are grateful to Mike for all of his contributions to our coverage for 14 years, but he will not be returning to our NHL announce team. We wish him well,” NBC said in a statement.

The move comes in the wake of Milbury’s comment during an Islanders-Capitals playoff game in August, when he referred to women as a distraction for players.

After play-by-play man John Forslund said, “If you think about it, [the bubble is] 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,” Milbury replied, “Not even any women here to disrupt your concentration.’’

The next day, the NHL issued a statement criticizing Milbury’s remark, saying the league “condemns the insensitive and insulting comment that Mike Milbury made during last night’s broadcast and we have communicated our feelings to NBC. The comment did not reflect the NHL’s values and commitment to making our game more inclusive and welcoming to all.”

At the time, NBC Sports said it was “disappointed about Mike’s insensitive comment and have addressed it with him.” Milbury did not call another game in the postseason.

Milbury also issued an apology statement the following day.

“I sincerely apologize for making the comment. It was not my intention to disrespect anyone,” the former Islanders coach said. “I was trying to be irreverent and took it a step too far. It was a regrettable mistake that I take seriously.”

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01-13-2021 05:42 PM
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(01-13-2021 05:38 PM)shere khan Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 04:14 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 04:08 PM)shere khan Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 02:26 PM)RobUCF Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 01:31 PM)No2rdame Wrote:  I hope he has documentation that they fired him for this, he's in for a payday.

I'm certainly not in favor of his firing, but I'm not so sure there is any payday in his future. There are no federal laws preventing an employer from firing an employee based on political affiliation. Some states do have laws, but I don't think North Carolina is one of them (though I don't pretend to be an expert on laws in that state).

Also, he states in his tweet that the company "fired me for their own financial gain". At 20 years old he might not be aware of this, but that's kinda how companies work.

North Carolina has a hockey team? Who knew.

03-lmfao

Even won the Stanley Cup once too.

I need to get out more

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03-lmfao03-lmfao No worries, we actually have hockey down here in Florida too. Go Bolts!
01-13-2021 10:47 PM
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(01-13-2021 02:12 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Yes. Make people hopeless outcasts with no future. That will certainly make them peaceful and full of the spirit of unity. Jeez---lol, remember when common sense used to be common?

What you just described is socialism-communism.
01-13-2021 11:15 PM
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(01-13-2021 02:30 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Yes---Im afraid it may be time to add a new civil right. Like religion, people should not be discriminated against simply on the basis of political affiliation. I' d have no issue supporting such legislation and making it an Constitutional amendment.

Until Then I guess it’s alright to do the same to liberals. Boy that takes care of the men in dresses.
01-13-2021 11:17 PM
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RE: The NHL Declares War on Trump Supporters…
(01-13-2021 05:38 PM)shere khan Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 04:14 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 04:08 PM)shere khan Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 02:26 PM)RobUCF Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 01:31 PM)No2rdame Wrote:  I hope he has documentation that they fired him for this, he's in for a payday.

I'm certainly not in favor of his firing, but I'm not so sure there is any payday in his future. There are no federal laws preventing an employer from firing an employee based on political affiliation. Some states do have laws, but I don't think North Carolina is one of them (though I don't pretend to be an expert on laws in that state).

Also, he states in his tweet that the company "fired me for their own financial gain". At 20 years old he might not be aware of this, but that's kinda how companies work.

North Carolina has a hockey team? Who knew.

03-lmfao

Even won the Stanley Cup once too.

I need to get out more

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Charlotte Checkers are also the reigning AHL Calder Cup champs too
01-14-2021 06:39 AM
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The NHL and the Carolina Hurricanes both deny their involvement in this. I can't see the Hurricanes owner pulling a stunt like this myself:

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/3070...ring-claim

Quote:When asked about Buchanan's allegations, an NHL spokesperson told ESPN that they were "categorically untrue" and that "until this news broke, we had never heard of him."

"The Carolina Hurricanes rely on PJS to hire staff for our air travel," the team said in a statement. "Until Mr. Buchanan's social media posts Tuesday night, the Hurricanes knew nothing about him. We will not be commenting further."

According to an executive at Private Jet Services, "Mr. Buchanan was never an employee of our company, ever, at any time" and "the story was a complete fabrication."
01-14-2021 07:10 AM
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(01-13-2021 02:09 PM)Native Georgian Wrote:  If Hillary! had become President on 1/20/2017, all of this stuff would’ve started 4 years sooner.

Exactly right. Trump was just a temporary set back and they are pissed at the inconvenience.
01-14-2021 07:20 AM
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(01-13-2021 05:42 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
Quote:Nearly five months after drawing criticism for making a sexist comment while broadcasting a game, Mike Milbury is out at NBC Sports, the network confirmed.

“We are grateful to Mike for all of his contributions to our coverage for 14 years, but he will not be returning to our NHL announce team. We wish him well,” NBC said in a statement.

The move comes in the wake of Milbury’s comment during an Islanders-Capitals playoff game in August, when he referred to women as a distraction for players.

After play-by-play man John Forslund said, “If you think about it, [the bubble is] 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,” Milbury replied, “Not even any women here to disrupt your concentration.’’

The next day, the NHL issued a statement criticizing Milbury’s remark, saying the league “condemns the insensitive and insulting comment that Mike Milbury made during last night’s broadcast and we have communicated our feelings to NBC. The comment did not reflect the NHL’s values and commitment to making our game more inclusive and welcoming to all.”

At the time, NBC Sports said it was “disappointed about Mike’s insensitive comment and have addressed it with him.” Milbury did not call another game in the postseason.

Milbury also issued an apology statement the following day.

“I sincerely apologize for making the comment. It was not my intention to disrespect anyone,” the former Islanders coach said. “I was trying to be irreverent and took it a step too far. It was a regrettable mistake that I take seriously.”

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he got fired for saying young attractive women can be a distraction for a group of young athletic men trying to focus on a specific goal?
01-14-2021 08:32 AM
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