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Weise: Lucic was disrespectful during post-series handshake

May 14, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

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It’s inevitable that emotions are running high after a team gets eliminated from the playoffs, but it’s NHL tradition that every player on both teams shake hands after the series is over in a show of sportsmanship. However, it sounds like Bruins forward Milan Lucic wasn’t ready to bury the bury the hatchet after Montreal’s 3-1 victory in Game 7.

Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weisewho scored the opening goal — said that Lucic made disrespectful comments when they met at the handshake line, per Tony Ambrogio and TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Rather than deny Weise’s claim, Lucic responded by calling him a “baby” for telling the media about that.

“It was said on the ice so it will stay on the ice,” Lucic told NHL.com’s Аrpon Basu.

While Weise did draw attention to Lucic’s actions, he didn’t specify exactly what the Bruins forward said.

Lucic is no stranger to controversy, especially when Montreal is involved. Among other things, he’s allegedly speared Montreal’s Alexei Emelin. Twice.

Lucic was held off the scoresheet in the final four games of the second round.

158 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. rpiotr01 - May 15, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Kinda surprised Lucic didn’t skate down the line and doink everyone in the groin with the blade of his stick just for old time’s sake.

    • boltsfan777 - May 15, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      Yeah. Lucic apparently threatens the man in the handshake line, but he’s the victim. Boston is always the victim. What a sore loser. And Weise is the baby. Seems to me, Lucic always tries to hurt someone when he gets beat.

  2. tlndma - May 15, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Lucic was actually disrespectful to Gallagher not Weiss. Once again he missed his target.

  3. montrealbbr - May 15, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Im surprised he didnt punch guys in the line as he skated by. What a classless scumbag he is. He deserves a suspension for this and I think the league needs to look into this further and talk to Julien. This team is full of dirty players and it all starts at the top.

    • tomasdoughberle - May 15, 2014 at 8:44 AM

      Haha suspension for talking trash…

    • laxman1944 - May 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM

      Really???

      Putz

      • lindenfrank123 - May 15, 2014 at 11:11 PM

        how in the hell does this guy know what he said…it’s conjecture only the guys in that line know…give the guy a break he just freakin’ lost

  4. 2qswing - May 15, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    classless a-hole.
    right ahead of him is Rask, behind him is Iginla. Both just as disappointed, angry, frustrated but yet total pros. Selfish players always draw attention to themselves for the wrong reasons.

  5. ralphwilsonisrich - May 15, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Couldn’t be happier that # 17 will be watching from his living room

  6. jeffchadwick - May 15, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Could he be any bigger of a toolbag?

  7. djshnooks - May 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Scumbag.

  8. dadooooo - May 15, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Who will Pierre root for now that his beloved Bruins are gone, and his Penguins are out, too? He will just be sad, behind the glass. He LOVES Lucic, but then talks about class. Hey Pierre, Lucic is classLESS, and so are the Bruins. Let em go.

    • dboldave - May 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      Beloved Bruins? Are you watching the same channel as me because Pierre was all about Subban this series.

    • skr213 - May 15, 2014 at 3:56 PM

      I can’t reach for the mute button fast enough whenever Pierre opens his pie-hole, so I didn’t even realize that he was riding Lucic’s jock. Would some stupid team PLEASE hire Pierre so that he doesn’t have to occupy our TVs anymore??!!

  9. papajack1259 - May 15, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Not one commenter here would refuse Milan Lucic playing for their team same goes for Subban Marchaund thes are two good teams Montreal played like champions but the Bruins are not the end Milan May be a thug a baby and a hack but he would never dive like Subban best diver in the league he will forever be the “Turtle”

    • westinpat - May 15, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      I would. Their antics outweigh their talent.

    • dtownbeatdown - May 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      I am pretty sure that most players in the league that have been disrespected by Lucic would disagree, I am pretty sure if you low blow, spear, or talk trash in the handshake line you pretty much have lost respect from those teams. It isn’t up to the fans if he plays on the team they root for. It is up to the GM and their respected organization.

  10. flyerguy73 - May 15, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Once an asshole, always an asshole! See you losers!

  11. pjblake2redwings - May 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Boston Stong? haha not so much. see ya chump

  12. joey4id - May 15, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    It blows my mind that this article generated over 130 comments, but the fist article posted after the game hasn’t made it to 100. Too many drama queens I suppose.

  13. isphet71 - May 15, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Pierre McGuire never met a front runner he didn’t like. That’s why people don’t like him; he takes the horse with the best odds in his own mind and only follows that one, ignoring the rest of the field.

    • dadooooo - May 15, 2014 at 12:46 PM

      That is true. And he was calling Bruins plays “phenominal” and Canadiens plays “lucky”

      • fpstratton - May 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

        On the contrary, the Bruins were kind of lucky that the series went seven games. Montreal was within a whisker of winning both games 1 and 2 in Boston.

    • skr213 - May 15, 2014 at 3:58 PM

      I can think of about 50 other reasons to hate Pierre.

  14. kastout11 - May 15, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Come on Lucic, you are better then that. Take the loss like a man and show some class.

    • crashdavis99 - May 15, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      Actually, I think his past actions would indicate he is not better than that.

  15. pack15forever - May 15, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    The Bruins are a bunch of thugs and hatchet nose Lucic is at the center of it all. What a classless individual. Happy days are here again. Go Habs go!.

  16. porkchopexpress1969 - May 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Lucic is a complete d-bag. The whole team is riddled with a bunch of goons. Glad they’re gone.

  17. dtownbeatdown - May 15, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Thank the hockey gods the overly populated Boston fan bias on these stories has died. I am stoked to see Montreal beat the Bruins, as it seems most are.

    Here’s to the Habs and hoping they go all the way, the deserve it as a team and are well overdue as a city and country to win the cup.

  18. benzoids - May 15, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    #bostonwrong

  19. fpstratton - May 15, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    OK, Milan Lucic behaved very badly after that game. No question about it, and he should be ashamed of himself. However, I do agree with him that this is still an “on-ice” issue. Weise shouldn’t tattle to the press about the fact that Milan Lucic was mean to him. Keep it in the family. We know Lucic can be a real jerk. This is no surprise. Let’s move on.

  20. bruinpred - May 15, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Looking forward to the slap fight between Boyle and Weise. Mom said “No hitting in the face.”

    • thesportsjudge - May 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      Weise will just shake his gloves, but won’t throw down.

  21. noah81398 - May 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Now I’m not in any way trying to pin this on a whole fan base, which MTL fans and others are pretty good at (a few morons throw bananas on the ice, and somehow every Bruins fan is a racist, I love how that works btw). But I saw a habs fan tweeting about how Boston is full of divers, and my jaw almost hit the floor. A Canadiens fan(!!), of all people, complaining about embellishment. It was almost too much to take. Now if you are a habs fan, and you say that all the Bruins do is complain and flop, sorry, you are just ignorant. No better example of hypocrisy than when your Brendan Gallager, who is extremely talented, took a hit in the corner and looked like he was dead. He didn’t get the call, got up and subsequently scored. Interesting. As for Lucic, I don’t see anything wrong with what he did. He only got heated with Emelin and Weise, the two he had been battling all series. Its called a rivalry for a reason. If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
    Amazing series, with another coming up against NYR. To the Habs fans who aren’t blockheads, which is most of the fan base, im pulling for you guys. Best of luck!

    • dtownbeatdown - May 15, 2014 at 5:11 PM

      As an outsider looking in… Both Boston and Montreal have two of the biggest divers in the league. Marchand and Subban… If they can get away with it more power to them. Stop whining ya whiner! And Lucic is a real winner, the man can’t even put emotions aside and just say great battle… and move on to the next guy. A little respect goes a long way. And I don’t want to talk about the lack of class Boston players have, and unfortunately one fan can make an entire fan base look bad. Unfortunately for Bruins fans you have a lot more than one fan/players making you look bad.

  22. canadatude - May 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    The problem I have with this is the message it sends to kids about sportsmanship. A NHL player should be more of a role model.
    If you want to say something like that, do it during a game in the corner. Let the young players know that the handshake line is not the time or the place for B S.

  23. craigmaitland - May 15, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Boston being boston. All their sports teams and fans are scum.

    • scareboy40 - May 18, 2014 at 4:43 PM

      Couldn’t agree more. Typical Bostonian trying to take the spotlight of the team that just kick your ass and turn it into a whining session.

  24. nunan - May 16, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Love Lucic’s passion. Pure hatred. All you couch surfers standing on your pedestal complaining about respect and sportsmanship need to get over yourselves. This is the stuff people remember AND APPRECIATE years down the road when they look back at a players legacy. They’ll say “Lucic was a mean SOB who would come after you if you pissed him off”…and they’ll say it with respect, like other power forwards from the past. Look at your own teams moments in the past that you always see replayed showing one of your most respected players reacting emotionally or even violently in the heat of the moment. They don’t show replays so that you can discuss how ‘disrespectful’ it was. They show it bc you love it. Nobody will say “man, he was really disrespectful in that handshake line”. Just another moment that secures his legacy as one of the meanest, most effective power forwards in the league.

    • scareboy40 - May 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      Please do us all a favor and never have children cuz if this is the message you want to send to your kids please don’t. We have plenty of jerk off parents already we don’t need anymore.

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