Apr 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) battles for the puck with Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. The Red Wings won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

No Suspension Coming For Boston Bruins Forward Milan Lucic


Apr 12, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) waits for a face off during the first period against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

It was an ugly and obvious cheap shot, one that Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has unfortunately thrown before.

In the final moments of the second period of Friday night’s 1-0 Game 1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, Lucic took it upon himself to spear Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser in a very sensitive place between his legs. The play was caught on camera but the NBC Sports Network decided not to talk about it and the game went on.

After the game, Lucic had to answer to reporters for the incident and he responded by informing them it was “a heat of the moment thing”. Well, at least he didn’t lie like last time and say it didn’t happen even though like this incident it was caught on video for all the world to see.

Now, I understand players get frustrated and these kind of things happen, but they’ve happened far too often recently for Lucic and I for one think he needs to man up and start playing the game like he use to. Since he’s been on the 1st line and scoring goals he’s gotten this attitude that he’s somehow untouchable and overreacts basically every time he gets hit, clean or not. It’s embarrassing and doesn’t make you look tough, in fact it does the opposite and makes you look weak.

Also don’t get me wrong here, I’m a Boston Bruins fan to the core and love the way they play the game, even if at times it can get ugly. Just they are too good and too talented to be pulling crap like this, leave it for someone like James Neal. Lucic is a bull and a heck of a power forward, the Bruins will need him at his best if they want to get past Detroit and make a deep run, that won’t happen if they are resorting to trash like this.

However you feel about it, at the end of the day it really only matters how the NHL feels about it and they’ve decided to not suspend Lucic, rather they’ve fined him $5,000. They’ll also now be keeping a closer eye on him and any other egregious infractions will most likely result in a suspension.

Tags: Boston Bruins Milan Lucic Stanley Cup Playoffs

  • Gord Lawson

    So they are trying to get fighting out of the game but spearing in the nuts is OK. When I played this would call for identical treatment for Lucic.

  • Pridenpoise

    Lucic is nothing but a goon, plain and simple, the minute the guy gets frustrated he resorts to these bush league tactics, I hope someone rams his giant head through the end boards, and knocks him out of the playoffs.

    • AnnoyaLiberal

      Hockey is a tough sport for tough men. If you want the players to be nice to each other here is a sport you should consider:
      http://www.tiddlywinks.org/tournaments/

      • Pridenpoise

        I’m well aware it’s a tough sport, apparently Lucic the cheap shot artist, has to resort to using his stick as a weapon because he’s not man enough to go toe to toe. And tiddlywinks sounds like what you and your boyfriend do after you’ve finished sucking each other’s Dicks. Don’t try and recruit me into your world of faggotry, I like pussy. As a matter of fact I’m blasting your mother right now.

        • AnnoyaLiberal

          Spoken like a true pickle smoocher. Clearly you lack

          • Pridenpoise

            I find it funny that you just happened to have a link for a child’s game at the ready, I guess when you’re a pedophile you have things like these just laying around, candy and board games for all your little boy toys. Ya QUEER.

          • AnnoyaLiberal

            Ahhhh a raiders fan. That explains a lot. Phhhhack offff liberal.
            OAO.

          • Pridenpoise

            Better a Raiders fan the a fan of Sucking C**K, I’d tell you to blow me but I know you would take it literally and start unzipping my pants. FAGGOT.