Even by the high standards of the Mike Milbury oeuvre, the NBC analyst uttered an all-timer after the NHL declined to suspend the Canucks’ Alex Burrows for biting Patrice Bergeron’s finger in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final:
“If I had known in the late ‘70s it was OK to pig out on human flesh, I would have eaten Guy Lafleur . . . This is a disgraceful call by the league.’’
Milbury added, “They’re impacting this series by a non-call.’’ Sure enough, the second of Burrows’ two goals won Game 2 in overtime.
Best Twitter response to that line about Lafleur, via @WesJohnsonVoice: “He’d have tenderized him with a shoe first.’’