Re: Have at it !! (Millbury)
Just to make things clear, those charges were dropped against Milbury.
I have to laugh at goofs like him though. Yes, the same guy who once climbed into the stands and proceeded to beat a fan with his own shoe.
Let us go back to the last game shall we? Pens go up early. Letang takes the puck down the boards and gets his head nearly ripped off as Hartnell gives him two gloves to the face. Letang circles back out of the zone and then steps up to level Jagr coming through the neutral zone withe a beautiful, clean check. Instantly Hartnell and Rinaldo go after Letang. Letang simply tries to defend himself, Hartnell loses balance and HIS stick whacks Rinaldo in the face. Both Hartnell AND Letang get penalties. Letang's is --. After the Pens go up two, Scottie decides to go ape at center ice after the whistle, throwing punches wildly at every Pen and everything on the ice. Kunitz grabs him and grinds his mop head right into the ice. But Scottie comes up grinning because he knew that he had already taken the Pens off their game. Late in the game when it was tied, Letang skates across the blueline and takes a shot. Immediately after taking it, Coburn gives him a gloved punch directly in the chops. Letang then slams Coburn's stick down with a cross check, visibly upset after taking ANOTHER shot to the head after just getting back from a concussion. Coburn fires back with a few more gloved punches to the face and once again, both he and Letang receive penalties. So Letang has to put up with guys gunning for his head all game and when he defends himself, HE gets a penalty too. Let's rewind even further and take a look at the Rinaldo elbow that ended Bortuzzo's season. And the Pens aren't supposed to remember all that???
So we get to this game and the antics keep up. Vicious slashes from both sides with the refs not calling it. Crosby gets his stick whacked out of his hands twice and there was no call. Sid slashes back and there is no call. Dirty stuff going on everywhere on the ice and the refs let it slide. Finally it boils over when Crosby gives Schenn a shot and Schenn cross checks him back. Sure, Milbury and Flyer boys will claim that it is an eye for and eye but it is hardly that. Anyway Crosby and Schenn yap along with the rest of the Flyers bench and on it goes. Then Vitale levels Briere with yet ANOTHER clean open ice hit and the Flyers spaz out. Every Flyer on the ice attacks a Pen and the fists start flying. Laviolette freaks out and breaks a stick against the glass, sending a piece of it into the Penguins bench. A war of words ensues between Lavs and Granato. Meanwhile, Rinaldo starts running his yap and Asham says let's dance but the refs say no. Of course afterword, Lavs claims that it was "gutless" of Bylsma to ice his 4th line and guys like Milbury are quick to jump on the "Crosby is a dirty, whining, baby bandwagon.
It is a joke is what it is. The captain of his team, Crosby decided that if the refs weren't going to call the game then he would take matters in to his own hands. Of course, as always, Flyers love to dish out cheap shots yet when they get clean hits leveled against their players they freak out.
Keep on keeping on Philly and keep on piling the Pens hate on Milbury!!!