I work with a fellow who knows a Bruins Hall of Famer (I shouldn’t give the player’s name), and my coworker told me they were talking awhile back and he asked the ex-Bruin about Milan Lucic.
The answer? Off the ice Lucic is mostly a decent guy who does charitable work and all that. On the ice he’s an asshole.
Lucic wasn’t a factor in the series, he was a hindrance. He kept fanning on sure goals or missing the net. If I was a Bruins fan, I’d be pissed. He’s a big reason his team lost.
And because the Canadiens went about their business in a professional and business-like manner, his antics with his stick and biceps made him look like a fool. His disrespect to the Canadiens played a big part in his teammates now buying new water skis and golf bags.
His “I’m going to f*****g kill you next year” to Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin in the handshake lineup was pathetic. And then he called Weise a baby for mentioning it.
Does he think Weise and Emelin would be shaking in their boots and be worried about next year’s meeting? Hah!
Truly the mark of a still-immature, overgrown thug who’s had his way because he’s bigger than most, and it’s probably been that way since he was a kid giving smaller kids wedgies on their way home from school.
The problem is, his job involves putting the puck in the net when the opportunity arises. He’s quite feeble doing that. The muscles get in the way.
Lucic can now drink and kick the cat and pose in front of the mirror at the cottage. Meanwhile, the Canadiens carry on.