Well don’t ever say that Mike Milbury holds anything back when it comes to spitting words out of his mouth. We all know he has a fond spot in
his heart for the Boston Bruins – the team he played for twelve season, and coached for two – and was outspoken then as well.
Now he is calling for the firing of Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston for even playing John Scott – based on the activities of John Scott in last nights game – stating the rookie coach is in well over his head with no experience.
I think Mike Milbury needs to drink a healthy dose of shut the hell up – and leave some of his biases analysis on the side as he works for a national sports outlet now.
Point taken though Mike – I agree with you on the fact that Ron Rolston is in over his head – and probably needs to be replaced as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres are rebuilding though – and in order to that, Darcy and company have decided that rock bottom has to be hit first.
The league has already fined head coach Ron Rolston for playing John Scott – in a bush league move over the pre-season battle with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the got off lightly Phil Kessel impression of Paul Bunyan on ice.
With Scott suspended indefinitely – could head coach Ron Rolston be suspended by the league as well – given that two of his players are sitting idle for head shots that occurred just shy of two weeks apart?
Ron Rolston has to realize at some point that he is coaching professionals in a league designed around teamwork and winning, and not putting guys through developmental camps and short term tournaments. At some point the Buffalo Sabres organization needs to realize that he is not the right coach to fulfill Terry Pegula’s dream of winning a Stanley Cup. You don’t play John Scott in the third period of a hockey game you are still playing competitive in (the score wasn’t out of control just yet).
The Buffalo Sabres have hit rock bottom – and Ron Rolston could very well be in over his head with this group of kids. But to fire him over a bad coaching move? Come on Mike – take off your Bruins goggles and remember all those bad trades that put the Islanders in a spiral that they are just now getting out of.