The Boston Bruins are having a bit of a struggle, leading the Florida Panthers by a single point for the last wild card spot and leaving many to wonder about the future of the current roster … and coaching staff.
But hey, if things do go south and changes have to be made, fear not Bruins fans: Mike Milbury said he’s gladly consider coaching the team. Provided he believes in the leadership of management, the same management that would have asked Mike Milbury to coach its team.
Said the NBC analyst on CSNNE, when asked about the possibility of coaching the Bruins:
“It would be a longshot for them to come to me. It’s been a while since I’ve done the job. I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to anybody that came but I would have to look at it very carefully. When I went to Long Island I didn't know what I was getting into. I'd want to know exactly where I was going with this. Who is running the show? What pieces were in place to play with?
"I'm not chomping at the bit. I'm happy with what I'm doing. I've got a pretty good schedule. Little bit more free time. But when somebody dangles that carrot in front of you and gives you an opportunity like that, there's so few chances to get that. I'd have to say I'd strongly consider it if that came around.
“I’m not knocking on doors where to go next.”
Milbury coached the Bruins from 1989-91, winning 90 games, losing 49 and earning 21 ties, which were a thing the last time Mike Milbury coached in the NHL. He later went to the Islanders where he went 56-111-24 and ran the franchise in the shoreline rocks of Long Island as a GM.
In fairness to Milbury, his job as an analyst has kept him in the game and there’s no question the guy bleeds black and gold. But as Boston slowly moves away from the face-punchin’ Big Bad Bruins of yore, maybe hiring the shoe-hittin’ guy wouldn’t exactly be forward progress.
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