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July 14, 2013

Mike Milbury

A lot of hockey fans will remember Mike Milbury as bad. Bad coach. Bad GMs - highlight by some horrible trades. Bad television. Bad hair. And as you can see in the photo to the right, he even had bad hockey cards.

But Mike Milbury was not a bad hockey player. The Colgate educated Brighton, MA resident found a home on the Boston Bruins blue line for 11 seasons, totaling 754 games. He scored 49 goals, 189 assists for 238 points, while accumulating a healthy 1552 penalty minutes. He was slow but scrappy, playing a nice depth role with the Bruins in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Only Terry O'Reilly spent more time in the penalty box while wearing a Bruins jersey.

That being said, and not forgetting all the bad trades he later made as general manager of the New York Islanders, "Mad Mike" will always be remembered for one thing: scaling the glass to beat up a fan with his own shoe:

Milbury was suspended 6 games and fined $500 for the incident.

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