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NBC analyst Milbury apologizes to Penguins for comments

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By Josh Yohe
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

BOSTON — NBC analyst Mike Milbury apologized to the Penguins.

Center Sidney Crosby still didn't seem enamored with Milbury, whose comments to a Philadelphia radio station blasted Crosby and Penguins coach Dan Bylsma.

"I don't want to get into that," Crosby said.

Then, he did.

"I don't know what he's looking for, if he's looking for attention," Crosby said. "I don't know what it is. I really don't know where that came from."

Milbury, who mocked Crosby's concussion problems, said Crosby was a "goody-two-shoes" and that Crosby has a "little bit of punk" in his game, did not mention the 24-year-old superstar in his public apology but did speak with Penguins president David Morehouse.

In a statement, Milbury said: "I reached out to David Morehouse and the Penguins about the comments I made (Tuesday) on Philadelphia radio. In hindsight, I realize what I said was inappropriate and wrong, and I want to apologize the Penguins organization and their fans."

Crosby made his most scathing comments about Milbury following Tuesday's morning skate.

"You can really twist something a certain way, and he's obviously shown that he's more than capable of doing that," Crosby said. "He's pretty good at twisting things around, that's for sure."

Crosby took a subtle shot at Milbury's reference to Crosby not being a "perfect gentleman" on the ice.

"As far as me slashing someone," Crosby said, "I guess I'm not a gentleman on the ice sometimes. It's a contact sport."

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