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There are a lot of people around the NHL—fans, players, and coaches—who hate Milan Lucic. And that is a good thing. It means Lucic does his job very well. He is a tough player who gets under the skin of his opponents—the kind of guy you hate when he plays against you, but whom you would love on your team.
That changed a bit last night, though. After the Montreal Canadiens shocked the hockey world by knocking off the Bruins in Game seven in Boston, the two teams lined up for the traditional handshake line. That’s where all the feuds are supposed to stop. That’s where all the intensity and bad blood is supposed to be put on hold. You go through the line and, in the name of sportsmanship, you shake your opponents’ hands.
Sadly, Lucic just couldn’t let it go. While going through the handshake line, he stopped to talk trash to Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin, apparently telling Weise, “I’m going to f*cking kill you next year.”
Take a look:
Now, there’s a bit of a backstory here. The Canadiens complained the whole series that the Bruins didn’t respect them, and they took issue with the way they thumped their chests and flexed their muscles after scoring goals. And during the game last night, Weise apparently mocked Lucic and his muscle-flexing. So that’s probably why Lucic had a problem with Weise.
The thing is, it just doesn’t matter what the problem was. The handshake line is sacred. Whatever your problem with another guy is, you shut your mouth and you shake his hand.
Lucic just couldn’t keep it together, though. And his nonsense continued after the game while talking to the media at his locker:
I’m sorry, Weise is the baby here? Goodness.
Here is what TSN’s Aaron Ward had to say about this situation:
Ward is spot on. Apparently Lucic can dish it out but he can’t take it.
Hopefully he’ll reflect on all this over a nice relaxing round of golf this weekend.