February 28, 2013
Mike Milbury to Alex Ovechkin: 'Act like a man, for God's sake'
By QMI Agency

Mike Milbury says Capitals star Alex Ovechkin should stop acting like a baby. (FRED THORNHILL/Reuters)

The Great Eight? Mike Milbury just wishes Alex Ovechkin played as well as an eight-year-old.

The outspoken NBC hockey analyst tore the Russian star a new one during the broadcast of Wednesday night's tilt between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals.

"When you have great talent it comes with great expectations and accountability," Milbury said of the Caps captain. "If you put him up to those two standards tonight he fails the test miserably."

Milbury continued his rant over clips of Ovechkin's poor play at the Wells Fargo Center.

"This is an awful display of hockey by Alex Ovechkin. He should be ashamed of himself. A blind pass? Eight-year-olds don't do this in the offensive zone."

Milbury went on to criticize Ovechkin's attempt to draw a penalty in the second period.


"When you're a big star like this you don't have to act like a baby. This is ridiculous embellishment. He should be embarrassed by this and so should his teammates," he said. "Get up and act like a man, for God's sake."

This is not the first time Milbury has called out one of the NHL's biggest stars. In April of 2012 he apologized to the Pittsburgh Penguins for calling captain Sidney Crosby a "punk" and saying coach Dan Bylsma "should have taken off his skirt" during a game against the Flyers. In June of 2011 he referred to Vancouver Canucks twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin as "Thelma and Louise".


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