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Lucic ‘not sorry’ for handshake-line remarks

May 16, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Milan Lucic has backpedaled from emotional statements he’s made in the past, but with two days to think about his latest heat-of-the-moment remarks, he’s not sorry about what he said in the handshake line following the Boston-Montreal series.

From ESPN’s Joe McDonald:

In case you somehow missed what Lucic said to Montreal’s Dale Weise, it was apparently, “I’m going to f—— kill you next year.”

The big Bruins winger also reportedly threatened Alexei Emelin in a similar manner.

Update: From’s Arpon Basu in Montreal:

139 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. nyrnashty - May 16, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    LOL, why would Weise even tell the media what Lucic said? That’s common talk in the handshake line. What a little girl move, Crosby doesn’t even do that!

    • shoobiedoobin - May 16, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      No, it’s not common talk. I thought the “this happens all the time” people were gone by now?

      • gordocb - May 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

        I’m afraid there still trolling around, hasn’t anybody learned from watching the Hawks how to win a cup. It doesn’t take a bunch of neanderthal’s beating the crap out of people or playing dirty to win a cup, the league’s changing meatheads, this crap isn’t needed any more. Get with the program or just keep watching the Hawks hoist it.

      • rje49 - May 16, 2014 at 9:20 PM

        Starting a fight late in a game to intentionally not have to be on the ice for the handshakes used to be a not-so-common trick. And how would you know if that kind of talk is common?

    • mackattack29 - May 16, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      Lol do you know how to read? I mean I know for a Boston fan it must be tough… but weise never told anyone what lucic said to him. Haha once again #BostonWrong!

      • 7mantel - May 16, 2014 at 1:17 PM

        If this actually what he said it’s crazy stupid but when they write “it was apparently,” How does anyone take this as truth ?

      • kovodisc - May 16, 2014 at 1:51 PM

        You do realize that mocking the “boston strong” saying, is like someone mocking the FDNY or NYPD logo, or “never forget” slogan.

        Grow up.

      • infectorman - May 16, 2014 at 2:11 PM

        Hard to know where to begin with someone like you:
        Biased beyond repair
        Homer to the nth degree

        And guaranteed to never have played Hockey…and no, street or field hockey doesn’t count.

        Weise is a extraordinary p*ssy for saying anything to anyone outside the locker room about this, period end of story.

        keep on trolling, tool

      • titansrbeast - May 16, 2014 at 3:51 PM

        kovodisc, I’m happy to see a whole 10 people agreed with that one.

      • montrealbbr - May 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

        Haha! I love that everyone is putting the thumbs up for BostonWrong! Shows we are all tired of Boston Strong chants at every sporting event that happens in Boston! Get over it already!

    • canucks30 - May 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      Claude Lemieux. Trolling handshake lines before trolling handshake lines was cool.

      • canucks30 - May 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

        I don’t think people appreciate the level of trolling here. Lemieux lays out Kris Draper with one of the dirtiest hits in NHL history, gets booted from the game, the Avs end up winning and eliminating the Red Wings, Lemieux comes back for the handshakes wearing a “Western Conference Champions” ball cap and T-shirt, and then proceeds to do an epic fist pump before shaking Dino Ciccorelli’s hand in what was his last and best opportunity to win his first Stanley Cup.

    • alexo0 - May 16, 2014 at 2:48 PM

      Good thing Aaron Hernandez plays in Boston.


      • thesportsjudge - May 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM

        Aaron Hernandez is unemployed, douche-kazoo.

  2. montrealbbr - May 16, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Threats like this should not be taken lightly. Especially when you have another Boston area team in the Patriots who employed a man who is now in prison on multiple murder charges. Getting upset is one thing but telling a man you are going to kill him is so far over the line. The league needs to step in now.

    • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      There was earlier speculation that Jacobs would force management to make drastic changes to the Bruins roster if the Steve Moore trial doesn’t goes the NHL’s way. There are obvious liability concerns with players making threats that would be considered criminal IRL and then following through on them.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

        can you point me in the direction of this so called “speculation”.

        anything besides you?

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:18 PM


      • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 1:25 PM

        Here you go, you big baby:

        The source is RDS on TV, so no blog or article and it was pure SPECULATION.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:47 PM

        I see nothing about an overhaul due to potential legal reasons.

        but yeah.

      • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 2:16 PM

        rdk – Mar 27, 2014 at 2:42 PM
        The media is starting to speculate that if the former owners of the Canucks are held liable in the Steve Moore case, some current owners including Jeremy Jacobs and Ed Snider will radically change their rosters to reduce the chance that they could be sued over something like a Chara rub out.

        7mantel – Mar 27, 2014 at 3:48 PM
        The owner would have to have prior knowledge that their player was going to injure an opposing player . That would open a can of worms ,every sport owner then would be liable when ever a player gets hurt !

        rdk – Mar 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM
        You mean like how players (Bertuzzi, Chara, Lucic, etc.) routinely cite the “enforcers code” after a game?

        7mantel – Mar 27, 2014 at 4:10 PM
        Your being a little ridiculous rdk, they aren’t going out on the ice committing felonies with the intent before hand . Take a pitcher in baseball, he drills a batter after a home run and that batter gets hurt .You want the owner held responsible ?

        rdk – Mar 27, 2014 at 4:47 PM
        Bertuzzi’s defense hinges on the fact that the Canucks publicly declared their intention to seek retribution, and when they challenged to a fight Moore accepted it under the “enforcers code” and yet Bertuzzi still felt the need to seek additional retribution, outside the norms of both the written and unwritten rules of hockey.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 2:38 PM

        That is a conversation you had with 7mantel. not a report.

        The Bruins are talking about bringing in Toews and Kane in a huge offseason move.

        it is now speculation?

      • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 2:42 PM

        If you don’t want to hear about RDS’ clearly biased between period analysis (aka speculation) that I’ve translated and posted as a public service for the fine users of this nice website, then STFU.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 2:46 PM

        You do realize that every sport. Almost every play. There is contact, right. Take the PK hit destroyed Marchand a few years ago.

        Do you think he is/was/will be given the direction to take the body when given the chance?

        how many times do you hear ” we need to take the body…”

        ok- so PK was told to take the body. He did. He planned on taking the body. Assume he concussed Marchand. Can the Bruins and Marchand now sue for intentionally trying to hit Marchand and causing him an injury

        You cannot use the same Rules and laws for real life that you do with contact sports.

        Where do we stop? a stick is a weapon in “real life”. If you walked up to your co-worker and slashed them across the legs with a broom; you would get in trouble.

        Obviously the Mcsorley incident stands out and the Bertuzzi one as well.

        what about fighting. If me and another guy decide we are going to fight outside a bar; we both get arrested.

        you are tying to troll and start ship. Stop. use your brain.

      • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 2:53 PM

        If you’re looking for something to do on a Friday night, check-out the basics of common law, torts, and the legal requirement that an actual loss be suffered.

      • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM

        Another element that you’re not getting is the tactical aspect. The Bruins’ problem is not with the threat itself, but rather corner that it boxes them into. If Lucic ends Weise’s career, they all could be held liable. If on the other hand, they neuter Lucic’s ability to play his bruising style, what’s the point of having him on the team?

    • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM


      You are serious aren’t you.

      This. This is why the Canadiens fans are so deplorable.


      This has nothing to do with the guy who is in jail. To connect the two is absolutely moronic.

    • ironyisadeadscene - May 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      Insert proverbial “call 9-1-1” joke here. I’m laughing at the thought that someone actually thinks he really means to end the two Canadiens’ lives rather than “kill them” in a hockey sense. Assuming that’s what was said.

      Hyperbole abounds.

      • apkyletexas - May 16, 2014 at 2:48 PM

        Yup. Call the FBI – they handle death threats usually. Luccic can enjoy prison accommodations with his buddy Aaron Hernandez.

    • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      Here you tool:

      2:00 – EXACTLY

      Grow up. Call the cops

      Do you know how many times a game guys tell each other t “keep their head up” “I’ll end you” etc…

      Please don’t be this big of a tool bag. really. Find one Player who has an issue with this. NHL tonight was laughing at it. Kelly Chase said I’ve said things far worse, Weeks had no problem with it. Nobody does – not even PK.

      How many fights or people have said in the heat of the moment “i’m gonna kill you”

      • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 1:12 PM

        Lucic’s girlfriend learned her lesson not to rat to the cops.

      • mackattack29 - May 16, 2014 at 1:19 PM

        Lol yes because nhl network is representative of the entire nhlpa… haha I love this. Montreal whipping boston’s crybaby bruins was the best thing that has happened since Chicago beat them last year. Every year they lose, we find more and more about what a pathetic fan base and team they have. Sore losers is the understatement of the year lol.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:36 PM

        Ok – so, show me a player who thinks this is an issue? one tweet, anything from a player

        Meaning the actual threat.

        As I’ve said; he should have sucked it up and kept his mouth shut ,but the notion that this is something more than being a sore loser is just REALLY dumb.

        Like, really, REALLY dumb.

      • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 1:43 PM

        You know what the real problem is here Pepper and why you’re so butthurt?

        Because Lucic was more upset about Weise ripping-off his trademarked goal celebration than he was about losing the series.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:52 PM

        Pretty sure Krug did it first.

        Nice try though. nobody noticed because, well – when a guy who is 5’9″ does it nobody noticed.

        Not Butthurt at all. Just seriously concerned for the people who think this is an actual crime.

    • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:12 PM

      why are people thumbs upping this?

      my gosh?!?!

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:17 PM

        You think at some point Rocket uttered “I’m gonna kill you” ?

        stop, just stop

      • dtownbeatdown - May 16, 2014 at 2:07 PM

        HOLY HELL MAN!

        Ease up, this entire column is littered with your posts. I imagine you are one of those guys the likes to hear himself talk, but you are a bit ridiculous. You literally respond to yourself. I like to read insight from other fans other than your bias opinion.

        Your defense of Lucic is almost creepy, get over yourself.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 2:54 PM

        I’ll keep that in mind.

        Is your name a threat?

    • theskinsman - May 17, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Threats like this should not be taken lightly. Well, men take them for what they are, a figure of speech. Terrified crying little girls like habsman, however, wet themselves in fear at the mention of anything resembling contact.

      LOVE watching the Rangers destroy the habs. maybe the NHL will let them have an extra skater all the time, just so they can score?

  3. terrier92 - May 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Get over this. What’s said on ice stays there. I have no issue with it. I’ve seen it before

    • mackattack29 - May 16, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      In any and every league there is chirping done on the ice. But not like this, nor in the Stanley Cup playoffs, not during a handshake that is one of the last true modicums of sportsmanship. Lucic is reaching levels of Sean Avery douchebaggery. Anyone who defends him says a whole lot about yourself.

      • montrealbbr - May 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

        I agree. I have never heard of another player threatening to kill two men during the handshake. I think the league needs to look into this and if there is enough evidence they should look into filing charges.

      • thesportsjudge - May 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

        Montrealbbr….filing charges? REALLY? Holy sh!t.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:26 PM

        LOL. File away. Open that box you dolt. waste some more tax payer dollars. Do you know how many Canadiens fans ACTUALLY Threatend Chara after the Pacioretty hit?

        you can’t actually be this dumb?

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM

        There is a difference between defending him and having a brain to realize he isn’t actually going to kill him.

        Lucic should have sucked it up, but there are people here who agree CRIMAL CHARGES should be pressed.

        And Yes, this stuff happens in the playoffs all the time. it just stays there.

        Doan and Brown a couple years ago, and countless others.

        PK took the high road.

        Weise is a vag.

      • 7mantel - May 16, 2014 at 2:12 PM

        Any skel who mocks “Boston Strong” has no right to judge anybody ! What does that say about you !

      • terrier92 - May 18, 2014 at 8:13 AM

        I said I have no issue with it I didn’t say it was ok. Lucic pulled a DB move not doubt. Sometimes you have to just shut up and say nothing. Frankly guys who chirped and trashed talked never bothered me. The ones I was most concerned with were the pissed off quiet guys.

  4. papajack1259 - May 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    No comment, are you on St Catherine’s street? Or at a local drinking hole

  5. mackattack29 - May 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    No surprise here. Lucic is still an a-hole 2 days later. Clearly the bruins organization supports his conduct, otherwise he would have said something different. Classless organization filled with pathetic excuses for players. Lucic is a disgrace to the Bruins and to the sport of hockey. Lol and for all you bruins fans who say “ohhh toughen up” blah blah blah. What is tough and impressive to do, is admit when you were bested by another team and move on. Not be a sore loser who keeps on crying about it days after. Win like a champion and lose like a champion. Makes me lose respect for the likes of Chara, Bergeron, and Iginla that they have been in the league this long and are the leaders of the team and they clearly haven’t sat him down and said, this isn’t okay kid, you have a whole lot to learn about what it means to be a professional. Man it would suck to be a boston fan these days…

    • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      It’s likely that the Bruins don’t support him, which why they haven’t defend him. And there may still be supplemental discipline to come down, because it’s a slippery slope to a handshake brawl. Remember that time the NHL had to create a brand new rule called goaltender interference after the “Ryan Miller” incident?

      • mackattack29 - May 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM

        I hope so.

    • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      Did the Canadiens and Montreal fans support Rocket Richard?

      can’t talk about that, huh?

    • dentals1 - May 16, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      It would suck to be a Boston fan these days? Nah, We can just move onto one of our other professional sports teams. We got other things to watch besides hockey.

    • 311sucks - May 16, 2014 at 2:09 PM

      “Clearly the bruins organization supports his conduct, otherwise he would have said something different. Classless organization filled with pathetic excuses for players.” you really can’t shame the whole organization. i bet you people have sat down with him about his unnecessary behavior but he is the only one that truly has the power to not do it. its just like a team and their coach; a coach can guide the players only so far. the players are the only ones that can bury chances though. the coach can’t do that for them.

    • infectorman - May 16, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      You know nothing about anything… step away from the keyboard and do us all a favor, clown

  6. shoobiedoobin - May 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Of course he’s not sorry. He’s never been sorry. Anytime he’s used the word in the past it was just because he had to.

    I think it’s as simple as no one ever teaching him to be a man and suck it up. He hit his mid-teens and did a dead stop in the maturity department. Look at how he acts-he can dish it out but can’t take it, hammed up showboating and male posturing, cry-baby attitude after being hit or outplayed. That’s not a man, that’s a boy.

    What’s even worse is it clearly throws him off his game. Montreal took advantage of this. He was invisible for the last half of the series, maybe more.

    But the worst part is this imbecile wrote a book condemning bullying. What a turd. Well…he can’t be mad when someone gives it back to him.

    • constantrevolution1 - May 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

      Excellent comment, shoobiedoobin…spot on. When I was in 8th grade, my team lost a playoff game to our crosstown rival. I left the court after the game and went right to the locker room, skipping the post-game handshakes. My Dad saw me do this from the stands, went into the locker room to get me, and walked me over to watch me shake hands with every member of the other team. On the car ride home, he told me that if I wasn’t prepared to be gracious in defeat, because defeat was going to happen, that I wouldn’t be participating in team sports anymore and explained why. I would guess that no one – parents and coaches – have ever held Lucic accountable for his actions…so he’s never learned from his mistakes and is instead, as you quite rightly noted, frozen in the maturity level of a child.

      • shoobiedoobin - May 16, 2014 at 1:17 PM

        It’s probably a classic case of “never say no to him”. He was probably the star player growing up and no one ever crossed him.

        Then he got to the NHL and surprise surprise, you’re not even that good anymore. Suddenly guys can skate with you, shut you down and hit you. And he can’t take it.

        A personality like his isn’t confined to the ice. I’ve played with these bozos-they’re loudmouths everywhere they go. Remember the Montreal incident? Some people aren’t prepared for life.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:41 PM

        Great story.

        One time at band camp…

      • JB (the original) - May 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM

        Kind of explains the juvenile “spearing” BS he’d been pulling. You’re right, just like an immature, spoiled brat not getting their way.

  7. avfanforlife - May 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    On the ice, off the ice, he said- she said… doesn’t matter. He’ll always be a D-bag.

  8. patthehockeyfan - May 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Can’t remember who it was on NHLN who said this week that a guy in the line shook his hand and told him, “I swear on my kid’s head that I’m going to kill you next year.”

    Shane Doan wasn’t the most pleasant of people in the Yotes’ handshake line when Phoenix lost to the Kings in the playoffs in 2012.

    Good sportsmanship? Not so much. It’s stories like these, and Lucic’s, that keep fans coming back to hockey, and possibly create new fans. The rivalry heats up. No one is going to kill anyone.

    Much ado about nothing.

    • 16thearlofderby - May 16, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      for sure but still not very mature of lucic many wrongs doesn’t make it right

      • patthehockeyfan - May 16, 2014 at 1:44 PM

        I wasn’t defending Lucic (nor Doan). Immature? Ok. No argument. More like petulant.

        Lucic called Weise a baby for mentioning it in the first place. Lucic is also being a baby now.

        Lucic showed bad sportsmanship. I just don’t think it’s such a big deal.

      • 16thearlofderby - May 16, 2014 at 1:51 PM

        yes time to move on

        go kings a quickie > gibbie

  9. canucks30 - May 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    • ironyisadeadscene - May 16, 2014 at 1:22 PM


    • 7mantel - May 16, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      Funny sh!t !!!

    • classicdbrown - May 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      I cant stop laughing. The series is over, you can add me back on facebook. you better!

    • beergold - May 16, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      Pissed myself…good stuff canucks30!

  10. dboldave - May 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    I am curious as to how many of you really think that Lucic is planning on killing Weise and Emelin next year. Do people really believe he intends to murder them because it sounds like people are genuinely concerned about this happening.

    • mackattack29 - May 16, 2014 at 1:12 PM

      Nobody thinks that. Everyone is just tired of this douche running around saying and doing whatever the heck he wants. Nobody finds it entertaining and it makes himself and the team he plays for look incredibly stupid and pathetic if they can’t lose like professionals. But yes, any Boston fan would be blind enough to not get the real issue behind all of this. If you like what lucic is doing to the sport then I’d suggest switching over to WWE because he’s sure not playing hockey…lol

      • dboldave - May 16, 2014 at 1:18 PM

        I am a Boston fan and I don’t think what he did was right. Yes, it sucks to lose to your rival but you suck it up and shake their hands like the other guys on the team did. The local media has been all over Lucic too and for good reason.

        But honestly, if you think he is going to murder them you are too dumb to be watching sports or anything else on TV.

      • mackattack29 - May 16, 2014 at 1:23 PM

        Where in my comment did I say I think he is going to murder him? I know it’s difficult, but sound out allll the words…. lol talking to Boston fans is about as difficult as trying to get my dog to understand that the mirror isn’t just another dog. Lol #bostongettingwronger…

      • rdk - May 16, 2014 at 1:39 PM

        Lucic would make a great TE for the Patriots. I’m sure Thornton is getting his water bottle ready right now just thinking about it.

      • pepper2011 - May 16, 2014 at 1:45 PM

        OMG – look at the cool guy laughing mocking a tragedy that killed and dismembered people. I am going to leave a hashtag on a site that doesn’t recognize what they are…


        then.. I’ll call them dumb. I am so witty. my name is MAC attack. Also witty.

        You may not have said it, but perhaps you should learn to read; there are PLENTY of people on here saying that.

      • thesportsjudge - May 16, 2014 at 2:21 PM

        Mackattack has some bad karma coming his way. I feel bad for your kids, if you have any.

  11. billiam55 - May 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    he should be embarrassed at his behavior. such a big baby. seriously, its just a game.
    he should have never been in that handshake line to begin with if this was how he was gonna act.

  12. canucks30 - May 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

  13. earpaniac - May 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    I can guaranty that seeing if Lucic kills Weise next season won’t be “what keeps me coming to hockey”.

  14. flyboystransport - May 16, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    If a flyers player did this everybody would be batching about how big of a scum bag he is….. can you say double standard?

    • dboldave - May 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM

      Have you read the comments about this over the past few days? He’s been called a scumbag and worse.

    • thesportsjudge - May 16, 2014 at 1:16 PM

      Uh, that IS what everyone is saying.

    • ironyisadeadscene - May 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      Did you eat paint chips as a kid?

  15. tross16 - May 16, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Wahh who cares this is what hockey is all about! The next time these guys meet it’s gonna be a blood bath and it’s going to be a sick game to watch who care what e said it should stay on the ice. People need to stop over reacting they sound like little girls

  16. broncobrewer - May 16, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    It’s trash talk people we all do it. It’s not even that bad. Seriously it shouldn’t be looked into. This PC world needs to stop it’s ruining everything.

    • 2qswing - May 16, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      Sorry bronco. Time and place. in game, on the bench, no problem, attempting to get someone off their game is part of the game. But No place for it in the handshake line of a game 7 SC playoff series.

  17. purpleguy - May 16, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Lucic simply is a reason to appreciate the vast majority of NHLers that show class and good sportsmanship. I just watched the Hawks beat my team in the second round, and I’ll bet if a team-mate of Toews did that in the line in front of him, Toews would shut him up pronto.

  18. canucks30 - May 16, 2014 at 1:23 PM

  19. skr213 - May 16, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    I stopped watching the NBA and NFL because I can’t stand the showboating, bravado, manchild behavior of a bunch of spoiled boys who never were taught what it meant to actually be a man. They were never taught respect. Lucic is the same way, and I do not want that in hockey. The handshake line is unique to hockey. It represents the level of mature respect that the NHL is all about. Yes, we’ll bloody each other for 60 minutes, but afterward, we’ll respect each other and have the sportsman-like behavior to offer our congratulations to the other side. Again, Lucic’s behavior ignores that history, that integral part of the NHL. I don’t give a crap about disrespecting Weise – but I care very much about him disrespecting the game, disrespecting the history and the values of the league. In my view, he should be fined by the league and by his team.

    • 2qswing - May 16, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      skr gets it. Its not about Weiss or Emelin. Its about not turning this into the NBA or WWE. These traditions are what sets our game apart from all others. EVERY OTHER BRUIN PLAYER WAS JUST AS PI$$ED AS #17. But Only #17 made HIMSELF the story.

      • qwerty007qwerty007 - May 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

        Very well said, you two.

        It isn’t about Lucic being charged with threats (which is ludicrous) or any of that crapola.

        Lucic just spit on DECADES of tradition and honour – everything that makes hockey special and different from those ‘style over substance’ sports. You want to shoot, skate and hit like a man? Then take it like a man when the game is done. You had 7 games to do your thing – it didn’t work.

        You think Rocket Richard (with blood on his mashed up face) went down the line threatening people?


    • fpstratton - May 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      But this is precisely what makes the NHL so great…that this incident stands out because it is so rare.

    • banshee950 - May 16, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      well said. 30+ year B’s fan here and this was a shameful series in many ways. Lucic should be apologizing to B’s nation for hitting more sack than net this playoffs, then to the NHL community for soiling one of the best traditions in all of sports. frankly I’m sick of hearing about him, them, and all of the non-play related BS that dominated the series. we were out played and out classed and that f ‘in hurts. heres to a great ECF and stories about hockey plays an not GD clowns antics.

  20. 2qswing - May 16, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Ogie Oglethorpe!!
    Please, somebody more techie than me find and post the video of Ogie Oglethorpe from Slapshot. This is what this selfish clown has turned into. Everybody look at me. I’m more mad and upset than any of my teammates and I’m more tough. they just went through the line and acted like total professionals who respected the traditions of the game. look at me, look at me. I’m special.

  21. gallyhatch - May 16, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    It’s pretty sad that Lucic’s trash talk is getting more attention here than Marchand getting a slew foot on more than one occasion in this series.

    It’s proof positive that so many of the supposed ‘hockey fans’ on this site have no idea what they are watching / commenting on.

    Yeah, both Marchand & Lucic’s reputations are well deserved, but it doesn’t change the fact that a slew foot can end a guy’s career. (remember when the whole world was up in arms over Thornton’s slew foot of Orpik in December? Rightfully so btw)

    With that being said, Lucic (and Marchand) deserve all the criticism in the world, they are an embarrassment.

    • joey4id - May 16, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Actually you should all be talking about how poorly many of the players performed. Marchand Lucic Krejci Rask Krug Bartkowski Chara

      yahoo! There were no Boston like riots in Montreal on Wednesday.

  22. classicdbrown - May 16, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Me Lucic. Me kill Weise with club.

    • canucks30 - May 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM


  23. oldfatbaldguy - May 16, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    You got it, gallyhatch (although I think what Thornton did after the slew foot had something to do with it).

    There’s no disciplinary action required here, but I can think that and still think Lucic’s behavior — not just this incident — has been childish and embarrassing.

  24. 2qswing - May 16, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Well gally if it makes you feel any better, the goaltender interference call in Game 7 on Marchand was bs. Call should have gone the other way on that one.

  25. nunan - May 16, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Lucic just solidifying his legacy as a BAMF. He is what he is. You all can either accept it or continue to look for reasons not to like a power forward who puts up 50+ points a year. The latter just comes down to jealousy and hypocrisy though. You’d all take him on your team.

    • oldfatbaldguy - May 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM

      Is that the noise a stick makes when it hits a protective cup? BAMF! BAMF, BAMF!

      A lot of other teams would take him and then tell him to knock off the crap.

    • thesportsjudge - May 16, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      I disagree. His actions in the handshake line do not make him a “BAMF.”

    • fpstratton - May 16, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      Amen to that. He has helped his team to a Stanley Cup and two finals appearances. We all have lousy moments. We all know how he can be, sometimes. I wasn’t rooting for the Bruins in this series, but let’s not diss the entire organization because Lucic acted badly, and, especially, let’s not make fun of “Boston Strong”, which was born out of a national terrorism tragedy. Shame on those who make light of the slogan.

    • mackattack29 - May 17, 2014 at 4:58 AM

      It’s people like you that just stand by and do nothing while someone is getting bullied or hurt. So de-sensitized to the world that NOTHING lucic ever does is just a wrong thing or possibly over the line. Nooooo everyone else is just soft and is supposed toughen up and get over it.

      • nunan - May 17, 2014 at 2:58 PM

        And it’s people like you who overreact to events that happen in a GAME. Somehow, a verbal altercation in hockey represents the world at large and, as a result, it is a huge issue that must be addressed by society. In hockey, there is nothing wrong with hitting, yelling, and even punching. So in that world, I am completely fine with this. People don’t have to like it of course and that’s fine. But people like you, who cry and cry about it, are the over-sensitive ones who make me laugh. Guaranteed you complain on a regular basis because your whole perspective is skewed and as a result, everything that happens represents a real problem for you. Your problem, not mine. I suggest gaining some perspective and relaxing a bit.

  26. infectorman - May 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    In essence, what Mackattack and montrealbbr and their ilk have been saying this entire series is summed up nicely in the video below:

  27. muckleflugga - May 16, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    milan lucic has no reason to be sorry for a handshake line gaffe, not in an nhl that feeds its children a diet of violent play and head pounding brutality and off-ice gamesmanship between players, coaches and teams with hate the current by-word

    lucic is after the fact, being held to a standard not evident in hockey from minor ranks through the professional game … one would think need to acknowledge and honour an opponent’s play with sportsmanship and fair play after a series, would somehow be manifest in hockey games themselves

    it’s not, sportsmanship and fair play are not job one in minor or professional hockey, despite intention to present conditions as existing otherwise … where’s the evidence: turn on the news at anytime during a hockey season

    were either sportsmanship or fair play conditional upon playing in either minor or professional hockey, there would be no need for sanctioning components in either system … sportsmanship and fair play would govern the game, rather than players themselves or departments of player safety having need to govern the game

    from minor hockey through professional ranks, players are trained to play aggressively, deliver body checks and employ intimidation in effort to win … in progression to the nhl, force and violence increase in hockey as need to improve gate increases

    itself driven by need to meet want and expectation of the hockey consuming public, one and the same left sitting in imperious self-righteous judgement

    the hypocrisy is palpable

    so when money becomes hockey’s bottom line ethic, sportsmanship and fair play yield to bludgeoning numbers-running hits, directed head shots and the true mother lode, fighting … this, contrary to laws of the game wherein deliberate attempt to injury is presumably sanctionable by removal from the game in hand

    while milan has an abundance of pure hockey skill, much of his marketability as a player is either found in his ability to deliver crushing and often fouling hits or to fight as game flow and circumstances dictate … conditions imposed upon him by bruins’ ethic of play and by fan expectation

    so after being involved in seasons-long rivalry with les canadiens, much of involving hitting and fighting and intimidation, lucic is pilloried for behaving as he’s asked to play, without any sense of sportsmanship or fair play, this in a handshake line after suffering bitter and humiliating defeat

    though spectacle, the handshake line is a personal matter between opponents … they battled and it’s they who are making reconciliation of sorts, whereas spectators are just that

    what is said in the line is a private matter between players … if sportsmanship or fair play is not realized, frustrated by unresolved conflict carried from the season or the game itself, that behaviour remains a private matter between players themselves

    as do notions of regret or sorrow

    until such time as sportsmanship and fair play run like a golden thread through every dimension of hockey, including interaction between players, coaches and teams in every game in every season, players themselves cannot be held to be accountable to any standard or golden rule

    the very idea is a contradiction, absurd in construct

    milan lucic has no reason to be sorry for a handshake line gaffe, not until hockey gets its house in an order permitting sportsmanship and fair play to flourish

    • jrmotiz - May 16, 2014 at 5:27 PM

      LOL – way too long, didn’t read

    • fpstratton - May 16, 2014 at 5:27 PM

      I think the NHL is just fine by comparison to the other major sports leagues. Yeah, players go over the top sometimes, but a great majority are gracious in victory and defeat and do shake hands and wish the team that has just beaten them well. So, Lucic was a jerk. Who cares? All in all, hockey players are among the most accessible, cooperative, and respectful athletes, politely answering the tons of inane questions thrown at them by the media. NHL HOCKEY…’s FANTASTIC.

    • 16thearlofderby - May 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      too much blah blah blah muckleflugga

      boxers go on for many rounds blow by blow and more than a handshake is exchanged and no threats

  28. cityofchampions27 - May 16, 2014 at 2:49 PM


    Clearly you’ve never played hockey at a high level. If you had, you’d know this kind of “speak” happens all the time. And please make sure to reference that they had been both taunting each other all series. So save ur liberal/socialist PC bullcrap for your office cronies. Weise has had a history with boston from his Van days when he tried to pick a fight with Thorty and when Shawn dropped his gloves, he skated away. Speaks volumes of who he is. Max Lapierre 2.

    • hosewater2 - May 16, 2014 at 3:12 PM

      You are a sad sanctimonious fellow. These are NHL players, not beer league. They are televised, recorded, and paid to do so. Which means just because you think this happens all the time in your beer league experience, doesn’t mean it can happen on a nationally televised stage.

      Another Boston embarrassment, rough year…Thornton, Hernandez, now Lucic (not in any order of severity).

      • fpstratton - May 16, 2014 at 5:25 PM

        But why can’t it happen on a national stage? I don’t condone lack of sportsmanship such as the kind that Lucic showed, but for God’s sake, he’s just a hockey player who couldn’t control his emotions after a disappointing end to a season. Why do we think that all athletes are going to be gracious losers? There are very few Bobby Orrs, who was even more gracious in defeat than in victory.

    • montrealbbr - May 16, 2014 at 4:05 PM

      Why do I have to play hockey at a high level to comment about a sport I watch? If only former NHL players are allowed to speak on this, maybe they should shut down this site unless they are able to verify the teams that everyone played for.

      So what “high level hockey” have you played Mr. Bigshot?

      • infectorman - May 16, 2014 at 4:43 PM

        Lets make this an easier question for the “oh-so-highly-opinionated-one”
        Have you ever played Ice Hockey beyond Pee Wees? You know into the checking level?

        I’m guessing the maximum extend of your (and mackattack29) involvement is with ice skates is public skating on Friday nite with all of the other non-hockey players.

        It explains all we need to know about your views

    • kaptaanamerica - May 16, 2014 at 6:51 PM

      Are you a complete idiot? Weise was going to fight Mcquaid and that loser Thornton jumped in.mcquaid said as much after it happened.Weise had already fought earlier and was tired to boot… Boston fans are such fools…

  29. frankiesweep - May 16, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    I wish there was more of it.

  30. hosewater2 - May 16, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    The handshake line is a sacred hockey institution. You shut up about what just happened in the game, shake their hands, show some sportsmanship. Lucic should have gone to the room if he couldn’t do what so many of his forebears have done so many times with professionalism befitting their franchise.

    Let’s not talk about what was said, let’s talk about how he embarrassed his franchise, fans, and the city of Boston.

    • dboldave - May 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      You may have just exaggerated a tad bit there hosewater.

    • fpstratton - May 16, 2014 at 5:35 PM

      OK. Let’s burn Milan Lucic at the stake and move on.

    • fpstratton - May 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM

      But Lucic did shake hands….it’s just what he said as he was doing this that ignited controversy. By the way, this isn’t the first time a negative thing has been said during a handshake line, believe it or not.

  31. dropthepuckeh - May 16, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Shocking that a Montreal troll wants an investigation and charges. Grow up you baby. You and Mack should go console each other until the big bad Bruin stories pass. Maybe you can file your own complaints to the league or call 911. Better yet, go watch curling or basketball.

  32. pfhockey - May 16, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Lucic is dumb.

  33. fpstratton - May 16, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    I think this entire incident has been blown way out of proportion. Milan Lucic can be a jerk…we get it. He’s also a very good player. He’s not a saint, far from it. What is said on the ice will eventually be settled on the ice. These teams will go at it next year and for the foreseeable future. Big deal! It’s just hockey.

  34. ducksk - May 16, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Two words: dee bag

  35. capo4848 - May 16, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    The handshake line is a great tradition & separates hockey from all the other sports
    Where else can you watch two guys assault each other for seven games & then shake hands like gentlemen at the end
    It is an emotional game but be a professional
    Hiding behind what is said on the ice is also a hockey rule but that only applies to during the game
    What lucic did was totally classless no excuse he should apologize to Habs his teammates and boston
    Respect yourself your teammates your opponent & the game
    This guy is a Stanley Cup champion for God sake
    No one should care what idiots like me think about it
    Ask Bobby Orr Ray Bourque or espo what they think
    Those guys created the proud tradition that lucic should be honoring
    Imagine if Ray said something like that to Wayne when he lost the cup to him
    It wouldn’t happen in a million years because that guy oozed class from first to last shift in the NHL
    I hate the bruins and Habs equally but I respect both organizations
    Lucic is a great player & I would love him on my team
    But he is wrong he had way more energy in handshake line then in the game

  36. Moop - May 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    When is he going to give it up? My biggest problem with this guy, as a Bruins fan, is that he never shuts up in the media. Just say you’re not commenting on it anymore and let it go away.

    • 16thearlofderby - May 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

      lucic is just 25 very green kid

      one day he will realize the mistake never admit it but won’t repeat

      • bcisleman - May 16, 2014 at 9:11 PM

        Sorry, but no. 25 is old enough to know better and a 7 year veteran is not a green kid….just thinking this may be sarcasm. In any event, there is no justification for his behavior at all.

      • 16thearlofderby - May 16, 2014 at 9:28 PM

        mistakes we all make some prez clinton got a bj in the house

        bush lied to the public both were much older than 25

        just chill bro

  37. bcisleman - May 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    I have no problem wth Boston or the Bs BUT Milan Lucic needs to be dealt with. He embodies poor sportsmanship and is the very worst kind of representative of the game. The Boston organization and the NHL need to take a stand and I don’t mean a slap on the wrist fine. It needs to be made clear to him that if his unsportsmanlike behavior continues, he will be facing a major suspension.

  38. muckleflugga - May 16, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    jrmotiz and 16thearlofderby have confused me with someone who gives a sh it what they or anyone else thinks … if that were not apparent by now, i’d recommend all so inclined get their heads checked … then engage your idiot one-line wonder wunderkind if you’re seeking conversation

    anyone who thinks a handshake somehow absolves dirty play or grudges lives in a dream world, much of it manufactured by dreamers in the media who’ve never played

    lap it up with all the other simpletons simpleton

    boxers lmao, did you ever catch the frazier v. ali gong-show before, during and after fights

    why do i bother with insects, i’m left to ask

  39. muckleflugga - May 16, 2014 at 9:46 PM


    yo bro, just trying to meet you boys on your ground

    sling mud get muddy

  40. 16thearlofderby - May 16, 2014 at 10:43 PM


    when you look in the mirror you see a reptile why you bother with insects and get muddy I suppose

  41. buffalo65 - May 17, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    It’s funny how hockey brags that they are the only sport that can put it all behind them after a series and shake hands but now it’s “common” to utter death threats in these lines. Solution. Stop slaking hands after a series.

  42. spoiledbratswhosuck - May 17, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Hard to play hockey when your “hands are on your neck”. Boston choked. Habs ran circles around them. Boston was way too busy trying to intimidate the Habs but to no avail.

    Lucic is not a gracious loser. What he did bastardized the game. He obviously has not assimilated to the time valued tradition of “when the game ends, it ends”.

    Eventually he will become an asterick (*) much like other goons with an attitude in the past. The worst part is he will leave the game and end among the rest of us as………….

    domestic abusers
    roid raged symptoms
    or worse.

    I am neither a Habs or Bruin fan, just a fan of hockey.

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