Bruins’ Milan Lucic won’t apologize for threatening Canadiens in handshake line

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Bruins winger Milan Lucic had some unkind words for the Canadiens’ Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin in the handshake line after Montreal finished off Boston in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. According to TSN, Lucic told Weise, “I’m going to [expletive] kill you next year.”

Lip-read for yourself.

Well, a few days have passed and cooler heads have prevailed, right? Right?

No. Not at all. On Friday, Lucic refused to apologize for his actions at the Bruins’ final media availability of the season, per the Boston Globe.

“What’s said on the ice, stays on the ice,” Lucic said. “Unfortunately that code is broken. And it’s unfortunate that it blows up to what it is now. You know, I’m not the first guy to do it, I’m not the last guy to do it. I’m not sorry that I did it. …

“I can’t take back what I said,” he said. “I’m not apologizing for what was said in the handshake. Like I said, it’s just unfortunate that what was said on the ice gets leaked out and blown out of proportion.

“I live by what’s said on the ice, stays on the ice.”

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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