Comments about Corey Perry made by NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury have been addressed and discussed, per NBC/NBCSN executive sports producer Sam Flood.
“I talked to Mike and told him that even though it was a tongue-in-cheek segment that built to a compliment — with Mike saying that he’d want Corey Perry as a teammate — word choice matters, even when attempting to be humorous,” Flood said in a statement, released Thursday.
The comments occurred during Wednesday night’s broadcast of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Rangers and Lightning. In discussing the Western Conference Final between the Ducks and Blackhawks, Milbury was asked how he’d stop Perry, the second-leading playoff scorer with 16 points.
Here’s video of the discussion:
Game 3 of the Chicago-Anaheim series goes tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.