As everyone probably already knows, Mike Milbury was the General Manager of the New York Islanders from 1995 to 2006. He famously traded Roberto Luongo and Oli Jokinen to Florida for
Skittles Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha and traded for Alexei Yashin, giving up Zdeno Chara and the pick that became Jason Spezza to Ottawa.
But it is at the Draft table that Mr. Milbury's hockey knowledge really shines. In all his years as a GM, Mike Milbury drafted 115 players. Of those 115, the number that have won the Stanley Cup in their career is staggering. Ready?
And that 1 player, Mike Rupp, doesn't really even count. See, Mr. Milbury drafted him in 1998 but was unable to sign him. Rupp was re-entered the draft in 2000 and was taken by the New Jersey Devils, winning a Cup in his first season with them.
Now, I realize that the Caps haven't drafted a Cup winner since 1992 (Sergei Gonchar, woop woop), but you don't see David Poile or GMGM on National TV claiming to be a hockey genius.
Just remember that the next time you get upset at anything Mike Milbury has to say about hockey. He clearly knows nothing about it.