Milbury and Roenick wasted no time getting acquainted with one another in the broadcast booth. They did not stop their arguing until the Canadians won the gold. Actually, now that I think about, I’m sure the two of them are probably in a Vancouver bar continuing their banter as you read this.
While Milbury may not have been the best head coach—at least not on Long Island—he was a far superior commentator compared with the often overly opinionated Roenick.
Here’s an example of a common argument between the two:
After Milbury said he would take Sidney Crosby on his team over Alexander Ovechkin, Roenick asked, “How can you compare Ovechkin to Crosby?”
Milbury responded, “Okay, are you picking a good player to watch or a good player to lead your team?”
Roenick’s answer was, “Good point by you, but I’m still picking Ovechkin.”
Roenick also seemed to have more of a problem with Milbury because of the latter’s coaching experience.
“He just didn’t like it because he was a coach,” seemed to be the universal response from Roenick.
But Milbury’s somewhat sensible logic was definitely more tolerable than Roenick unnecessary disagreements.