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Tortorella, Milbury & Berube Resolve to Calling Crosby & Malkin Names

The NHL is a game played by men.  To ensure this the NHL has a strict rule that a player be the age of 18 or more before September 16th of the year of Entry Draft eligibility.  For coaches and TV analysts the rules are a bit less strict.

This week in Penguins history started with NBC analyst Mike Milbury saying this about Sidney Crosby on a Philadelphia radio show  “Crosby, sheesh, he writes the book on whining“, “He’s Gretzky like in his whining” while also saying “I thought Dan Bylsma should have taken off his skirt and gone over there” along with a bunch of other childish name calling all to the giggles of the Philly radio hosts.

Later in the week Philadelphia Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube let this little ditty fly “Crosby and Malkin are the two dirtiest players on their hockey team.”, “They slash, they punch guys in the face, they do all these little things, I got no problem with what Schenn does, and if somebody runs him (Crosby) over, that’s great, they should run him over” said Berube  “This guy gets away with too much in my opinion, whines to the refs all day and all night, it’s a joke.”

Culminating with NY Rangers Coach John Tortorella’s name calling after last night’s game.  “It’s one of the most arrogant organizations in the league,”  “They whine about this stuff all the time, and look what happens. It’s a cheap, dirty hit. I wonder what would happen if we did that to their two whining stars. But they’ll whine about something else over there, won’t they? Starting with their two (expletive) whining stars.”

The week isn’t over yet either.

Every Penguins fan wants the Penguins to come out guns a blazing but like always dignity prevails. I personally do not hold myself to the same high standards that the Pittsburgh Penguins organization does.  So if it is alright with the rest of you I’m going to go right ahead and say what the classy Pittsburgh Penguins organization won’t.

First off, Mike Milbury at 59 years of age is one of the most boring analysts on NBC and is trying to make a name for himself because once he loses this job he has nothing.  He was born in Boston is still has a grudge against Penguins organization because back in the 1990’s when he coached the Bruins the Pens eliminated him and four games and he was fired, I’m sorry not fired, he was moved to assistant General Manager position.

The beauty of not needing to concern yourself with Milbury’s opinion about anything hockey lies in the fact that as Islanders GM in the 1990’s he traded away a virtual All-Star team of players and draft picks.  Roberto Luongo, Zdeno Chara, Olli Jokinen, Jason Spezza, Todd Bertuzzi, Darius Kasparaitis, Raffi Torres & Tommy Salo to name a few.  Realizing Milbury is old and I should respect my elders, I will not mention him beating up a twelve year old last year.

I will say this.  Milbury you can take your fake apology and shove it up your arse.

Then there’s Craig Berube, this guy has been hit in the head so many times, I’m surprised he can find the doorbell.  Seriously, he’s a taco short of a combo platter, a peanut butter & jelly sandwich short of a picnic basket.  If Crosby & Malkin are the dirtiest players on the Penguins squad, they should award the Penguins team the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

I do have to hand it to Berube, he is very familiar with cheap play.  If you skip to the 50 second mark of the video below, you can watch him cross check Eric Lindros in the back of the head.

Last but not least, my favorite, John Tortorella. Now I’ve only been watching hockey since the 70’s, and I can only assume that what I’ve read about the coaches and their dignity back in the earlier days of the NHL is true.  John Tortorella is the biggest cry baby coach in the history of the NHL.  His whiny tirades behind the bench and during post game interviews are legen (wait for it) dary.  I have huge breaking news for Tortorella just because you scream, swear and throw stuff doesn’t mean your not whining.

I recommend to anyone of lower intelligence who believe the Milbury’s, Berube’s and Tortorella’s of the world, to go watch a hockey game in person.  Watch the cheap shots that Crosby and Malkin endure in between plays, during play, and behind the play. It is non stop every game.  If you don’t watch Crosby and Malkin, watch your teams star player and what he goes through.

Pittsburgh has the best two hockey players in the world.  It is understandable that teams like the Rangers and Flyers are acting like scared 10 year olds.  To be honest I was hoping someone would get them fired up for the playoffs.

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  1. Hippity's Gravatar Hippity
    April 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Resolve: to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine or to reduce by mental analysis. *Dictionary.com.

    C’mon people, so he used a word different than you are used to. Try looking up definitions of words before posting stupid comments.

  2. Doug's Gravatar Doug
    April 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Resolve? The word this moronic columnist is looking for is “resort” – resolve is another word, and maybe they’ll cover that next year when you’re in 9th grade.

    I lived in Pittsburgh for 15 years and just moved, and I am truly embarrassed by the fact that not a single person on this board recognized that the writer is, well, as dumb as the posters. Him and his “game played by men” false bravado baloney. Not sure what it is for which he is compensating with the “tough guy” thing, but boy, it must be major.

  3. 55 on point's Gravatar 55 on point
    April 7, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I don’t get this, coming on here and calling people names and taking any of this shit seriously. It’s just a damn hockey game. Whining is as much a part of hockey as cheap shots to the back of the head. Anyone who roots for any team can go down the roster of that team and find whiners, cheap shot artists and enough bullshitters to start another league. That’s hockey. Milbury, Berube and Tortorella can say whatever they want. Who cares? It’s entertainment. Their rants put asses in seats and eyes on giant flat-screen TVs — plus increase the sales of bars in every hockey town in the country. There’d be no NHL if no one was watching. I read these posts and I think these people actually feel like their going out on the ice and scoring one for the team when all they’re doing is whining and delivering another cheap shot sans a hockey stick — the same things they’re bitching about in the first place. Gretzky and Lemieux whined their whole careers. So what? Everybody whines. It’s theater. It’s entertainment. It ain’t going away any time soon. Do you know why? Because we buy tickets and jerseys and even toilet paper embossed with team logos. We don those jerseys and glue ourselves to those 62 inch flat screens every night of the week. We come on blogs like this and whine some more. Eventually we’ll all be dead and buried and if hockey is still being played, there will be whiners on every team in the league and whiners on every blog on the net, or maybe I should say, “the cloud.” And after all the whining is whined, you’re team will win only if they score more goals than the other team and not because you called some guy from Pittsburgh a dick.

  4. Dave's Gravatar Dave
    April 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    This moron writer, and all the imbecile fans who read it. Resolve? Can anyone write or read anymore? And we argue when people call us dumb jocks. Wait, sorry – I mean dum jox. BTW, I lived in Pittsburgh for 16 years and yes, Crosby is a huge whiner. And Milbury? Wasn’t that years ago? Let it go, yinzers, move on.

    • Shh Tim's Gravatar Shh Tim
      April 7, 2012 at 3:09 am | Permalink

      Dave your are going to love this. New on the internet. Dictionary.com. It can tell you what the word “resolve” means. It can also tell you what other words over one syllable mean like for instance the word “poser”. I’m sure you are a really really good jock. It sounds like you might be one of those fans that read this moron writer. Crosby won the Gold, won the cup and is a world class athelete, not sure he is as good as you are though. BTW, congrats on living in Pittsburgh.

  5. Flyers Beat the Pens :-)'s Gravatar Flyers Beat the Pens :-)
    April 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Disco Stu , You have a lot of nerve telling someone to crawl back under a rock.You define that roll.BTW Disco went out with the 70’s ! Douchebag… Why don’t we meet somwehere and we can decide this like Men. I’m sorry your a child. With the childish comments like that you got one coming.Cause I know it is only a matter of time before you talk that way to someone in person who will hopefully clean your clock.I only hope that I can get that chance.You need to learn how to talk to a lady !

    • Shultzie's Gravatar Shultzie
      April 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

      Hey FBTP….Wow-looks like the Philly library is closed. What happened? Did someone steal the book? When you have a better command of the English language please feel free to respond. Until then shut up and eat your generic spaghettio’s you ignorant freak! So typical!

    • Disco Stu's Gravatar Disco Stu
      April 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

      There’s a library in Philly?

      As for the moron above your comment, Shultzie, guess he has to change his screen name now. Appears the Pens beat the Flyers yesterday and will again in the playoffs. Easy to be a tough guy on the internet Sparky, but I’m sure if your mom knew what you were doing, she’d come down to your room in the basement and take away your internet access. Perhaps if you someday learn how to properly use the English language, I will meet you in the alley of your choosing, and you’ll be the only one crawling away with a spotless time piece.

  6. Champ Kind's Gravatar Champ Kind
    April 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Will someone ….anyone please provide any evidence of Malkin ever whining about anything. A video…a quote…..audio….Wikipedia reference….anything. Otherwise its all nonsense.

  7. flyers28's Gravatar flyers28
    April 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    The only thing the pens have to look foward is an ass woopin by the flyers

    • -Pen's 4ever's Gravatar -Pen's 4ever
      April 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

      I don’t think so SKIPPY

  8. April 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink
  9. -Pen's 4ever's Gravatar -Pen's 4ever
    April 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    My son is nine years old, maybe Milbury would like to come over and push him around!!!!

    • -Pen's 4ever's Gravatar -Pen's 4ever
      April 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

      Then Berube and Tortesmelly can tell everyone how much my kid whinies!!!

  10. -Pen's 4ever's Gravatar -Pen's 4ever
    April 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    How about we let the game on the ice prove who is the best!!! In June those three idiots will see Sid hoist the Stanley Cup!!!!!!!!

    LET’S GO PEN’S!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Alan8771's Gravatar Alan8771
    April 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    here’s what Malkin said today about Tortorsmelly calling him a whiner:

    “I don’t know what he’s talking about. I mean, if you want you can put a camera on us all game, put a camera on (Ryan Callahan) all game. You’ll see who’s over there more. He should worry about his own players.”

  12. John's Gravatar John
    April 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    So let me get this straight. Not one but SEVERAL career hockey men call out the Penguins for the same thing, essentially. And you go on a bulleted rant against each of them defending your team. And you do it poorly.

    Put your homer glasses aside for one second. Look at what I just wrote. If it were one guy – just Milbury, or Berube, or Torts – fine – you could go on this rant. But THREE? In ONE WEEK? If these things were being said about another time, wouldn’t you reasonably believe that where there’s smoke there’s fire?

    No. Homers are homers and see things through the prism they choose to. It’s sad really.

    • Alan8771's Gravatar Alan8771
      April 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

      I just got together a consortium of 3 idiots that I know. Believe me when I tell you that these 3 are not just career idiots, we are talking life long idiots. They say that you sir are an idiot.

      Using the equation you just created, by all counts they must be correct.

    • Disco Stu's Gravatar Disco Stu
      April 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

      They really should have some sort of hockey IQ test that you have to take in order to post on this site. If they did, John, you would FAIL big time. The fact that you choose to believe Milbury, Tortorella or Berube over your own eyes shows just how gullible you must be. Milbury is a clown who is just trying to make a name for himself to save his career. He figures if he says outlandish things, he might have a shot at taking Don Cherry’s place should he ever retire. Berube defines the term “Cement Head”. The guy is just bitter that the NHL has passed his ilk by, and that is now played by guys with real hockey skills instead of the thugs of his time. If Berube was of hockey playing age right now, he’d have a hard time landing a job on an ECHL roster. Guys of his ilk thing the game is worse off than it was back in his day when you could get away with having no skills if you were a clutcher and grabber who threw a mean right. Tortotrella, sorry man, dude is a clown of ultimate proportions. In eleven years of coaching, his teams have advanced beyond the first round of the playoffs only once. He has been fined by the league numerous times with the latest being for questioning the officiating after the Winter Classic. He just got the break of his life when Michael Neuvirth went down last night all but assuring the Rangers of moving on to the second round this year. That injury doesn’t happen, and his team goes out in the first round again.

      You couldn’t have picked three bigger idiots to hitch your argument to.

      • Doug's Gravatar Doug
        April 7, 2012 at 12:08 am | Permalink

        I thing you can’t spell Tortotrella. And don’t end a sentence in a preposition. You’ll learn that next fall in 9th grade.

        • April 9, 2012 at 8:17 am | Permalink

          Alright, Dougy, since everything hockey-related has been said here, let me take you to school on something else: how wrong you are about the preposition thing. That is a linguistic superstition invented by 17th-century English poet John Dryden simply because he thought that a preposition always takes a PRE POSITION (clever, huh?) and should always go in front of something. It’s not really a rule of grammar, and if your 9th grade teacher beat that into you, please write a letter to the school district because s/he is just teaching what s/he thinks is English. Oh, and if you’re going to try to burn someone on spelling instead of hockey knowledge, of which you clearly have little since your input advanced the discussion in exactly 1 way—this little English lesson here—please don’t misspell the second word of your comment. It makes you look even sillier and more wrong.

      • Caps Fan's Gravatar Caps Fan
        April 7, 2012 at 3:22 am | Permalink

        So you run your mouth about Neuvirth going down. You think the Caps cant pull through, I really hope they surprise the hell out of you and shut all of you up. I have seen Malkin whine once. Ill give him credit for being one of the top players in the league. Crosby is fast and has talent but he does whine. He takes cheap shots on anyone he can, the only reason there hasnt been a fight between OV and him is because everytime they get close the NHL protects is whiny ass and stops it.

  13. User's Gravatar User
    April 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Milbury, Berube, and Tortarella are right. Malkin and Crosby whine like little girls when someone touches them but have no problem doing all the little cheap shots to other players. Crosby crying for 5 minutes over a little cross check from Schenn, and altercation which Croaby started. That was priceless.

    • Disco Stu's Gravatar Disco Stu
      April 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

      Please, please please show me any proof that Malkin has even whined about anything whether in a video or printed article. Until you can do that, you are just another clown

    • -Pen's 4ever's Gravatar -Pen's 4ever
      April 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

      The little altercation was started because Vitale ran over Biere with his head down, otherwise know as a clean check. Not the Penguins organization fault that the Flyers and Rangers are a bunch of wussies

  14. April 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Didn’t milburry beat on a fan with a shoe in the stands in the 1970’s?? What a retard!!!

  15. April 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Tortorella needs anger management classes. What a turd!

  16. angela from boston ma's Gravatar angela from boston ma
    April 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    no they are not jealous just stating the truth. crosby and malkin are nothing but whiners. its okay for to be proud of having cooke the career destroyer. that shows what kind of classless team u have. so stop calling the kettle black. yes the bruins are physical but they dont go whining to the officials. they handle it on their own. so crosby grow some and stop being a girl. malkin man up dont think johnny rockets has not forgotten. the cheap shot you did as the saying is karma a witch. maybe cooke should watch out too.

    • LinkedInUser's Gravatar LinkedInUser
      April 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

      idiot boston fan !!!

    • April 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

      Gotta love the trolls! Go home!!

    • Disco Stu's Gravatar Disco Stu
      April 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

      Angela, please climb back under whatever Beantown you rock you came out from. The Bruins are one of the biggest bunch of whiners in the league and are not above doling out cheap shots themselves. Just ask Max Pacioretty. I know you Bruin fans are jealous that every other team in Boston has won multiple championships since you guys last did, but please don’t take out your frustrations on us.

  17. Mark's Gravatar Mark
    April 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I loved this article..spot on!

  18. Shelby's Gravatar Shelby
    April 6, 2012 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Ya know all of these guys are real jerks!! Tortorella was the jerk that went up into the stand a few years ago after a fan and got in trouble. Also if they think Crosby and Malkin are the dirtiest players in the NHL, then I would like to know what league they are in…..then Milbury, he isn’t worth saying anything about!!

  19. TANGER58's Gravatar TANGER58
    April 6, 2012 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    All these coaches whining about the Penguins are just jealous. Plain and simple. Every team has players who are dirty, who whine, and who play for an organization with less class than the Penguin Organization. (Another whiny comment.) Didn’t Rupp do a knee on knee to Staal? The biggest whiners are the other teams players and coaches. Maybe they should look in the mirror first. LETS GO PENS! PENS IN 5.

  20. Humphrey's Gravatar Humphrey
    April 6, 2012 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    The Pens need SOMETHING to get them going in the playoffs. They have tanked the last 2 years, losing to two teams they shouldn’t have lost to WHILE HAVING HOME ICE. I hope they’ve learned the lesson the last two years should have taught them.

  21. Shelby Lancaster Siler's Gravatar Shelby Lancaster Siler
    April 6, 2012 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Hi, these people are real jerks!! First of all, Dan Bylsma has to much CLASS to go and fight someone!! Get real Milbury!! Then for Craig Berube to say that Crosby and Malkin are the two dirtiest players in the NHL is hysterical!! What league does this jerk play in??? The biggest JERK of all and the most stupid statement of all come from John Tortorella…..remember this is a person that climbed up and hit a fan with a stick if I’m not mistaken. He is one of the most idiotic coaches I’ve ever seen coach, if that’s what you call it!! Again, calling the Pens arrogant….come on, if you’re good you’re good….they are all just jealous that they don’t have Crosby and Malkin!! If we are arrogant, I would rather be arrogant then to have a coach that is crazy or a BORING analyst that has never said anything nice about the Pens in years!! I always thought that an analyst was supposed to be impartial, but I guess not in his case!! Well, this really was a waste of my time since I have so much to do today……but I couldn’t resist saying things about these IDIOTS!!!

    Shelby Lancaster Siler

    • angela from boston ma's Gravatar angela from boston ma
      April 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      hey take off your pens glasses. what happen to crosby in the game is from something he had done before schenn hit him. then he whines like look he hit me. as having class nominating cooke for the masterson award get real. ask savard if he would want him to win that award. ask his kids about what they have to deal with their dad. so think about what is class. look in the mirror before you state something that is not true. as the saying what comes around goes around. the canucks found out during the finals that their diving and whining did not work. so you know they will be watched as well.


      • LinkedInUser's Gravatar LinkedInUser
        April 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

        shut up boston b i t c h !!!

  22. Carolyn's Gravatar Carolyn
    April 6, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Mike Milbury… I remember his comment in game 2 of the Stanley Cup in 2009 about how it was all over for the Pens. Ha Ha Suck it Milbury! You were a lousy hockey player when you played, a lousy coach when you coached and a lousy announcer! LET’S GO PENS!

  23. Kevin's Gravatar Kevin
    April 6, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    well said….. Lets Go Pens

  24. James's Gravatar James
    April 6, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Jealousy will get them nowhere but an early tee time.

    • Doug's Gravatar Doug
      April 7, 2012 at 12:02 am | Permalink

      Brilliant!!! Let me write that down, never heard that before…


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