Islanders: Mike Milbury Joins Twitter (Best Reactions)
By Matt O'Leary
Mike Milbury decided to join twitter and it went about exactly how you’d think. Here are the best responses from Islanders fans.
Islanders fans don’t agree on a lot, it’s in our nature. Is Josh Bailey good, the extent of Lou Lamoriello’s impact on the organization, and the fisherman jersey are just a few of the many hot button issues we try to tackle on a daily basis.
One thing that everyone can agree on, Mike Milbury was terrible for this organization. He was hired to be the coach in 1995 and three months later he became the GM as well.
Milbury made some pretty awful trades, awful personnel decisions, and had way too quick of a hook with coaches (see Peter Laviolette). He ran rampant over the franchise up until June of 2006 when he “stepped down”.
Anyway, Milbury thought yesterday was the perfect time to join Twitter and came in with a bang like only he could.
The shoe is a reference to an incident in 1979 when Milbury who was playing for the Bruins went into the stands at MSG and hit a fan with the guy’s own shoe.
It took two (2) tweets for him to spout off a bad take that infuriated hockey twitter. Milbury said that fans shouldn’t boo the commissioner of the NHL when the trophy gets handed out. I’m sorry, booing the commissioner is a tradition just as important as the handshake line.
We must boo, just like how NFL fans boo the commissioner during the draft, it’s just how it is.
Here are some of my favorite responses to Milbury’s grand entrance (the family-friendly ones anyway):
Felix Potvin is one of the many swings Mike Milbury took in the trade market. It didn’t work, shocking, but offering Milbury coupons and Felix “The Cat” Potvin for that shoe is pretty funny.
Ah yes, the classic George Bush shoe dodge. It’s fitting as I’m sure every person on Twitter will be able to “dodge” any Mike Milbury retort to any of his outlandish takes/previous decisions.
Ha! If you’ve been on Twitter the past week you’ve probably noticed Eli Manning on twitter, and he’s been phenomenal. He didn’t show too much personality during his playing days but he’s letting it shine on Twitter and it’s been great.
In the same breath, I’m sure you know who Peter Nelson is by now. He’s being blamed for ruining one of the biggest podcasts in the world “Call Her Daddy”. The internet hasn’t been too kind to Mr. Nelson and you can expect more of the same for Milbury.
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Milbury is your prototypical hate follow. He’s going to provide so much content for the ridiculous things he says, it’s perfect in a time like this.