Introducing The Milbury Scale
But none of those media outlets have what we have this deadline on FanHouse: The Milbury Scale for trade evaluation. That's right: We'll be rating each transaction through the mystique of Mike Milbury, current NBC analyst and one of the most disastrous (and tenured) general managers in recent NHL history. Here's how it works:
One Milbury: A fair trade that helps both teams, both in the short term and in the long run. No winner, no loser: Just a solid deal founded on smart financial and hockey needs.
Two Milburys: A trade that could, down the road, burn one team in a big way. We're talking a trade of blue-chip prospects for a rental, if the team that's renting clearly isn't going to win it all this season.
Uh-oh! Three Milburys means a clear winner in a deal at the time of the trade. Someone got a little too desperate, or someone just got hosed!
Disaster on an epic Four Milbury scale. Bertuzzi, McCabe and eventually Jarkko Ruutu for Trevor Linden! Luongo and Jokinen for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha! YASHIN!