Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic shakes hands with Montreal's P.K. Subban. (Brian Babineua/NHLI via Getty Images)
Although the end-of-series handshake line between NHL teams is supposed to be cordial, last night's foray between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins was anything but friendly.
After the Canadiens beat the Bruins 3-1 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, Canadiens forward Dale Weise claimed that some of the Bruins said "disrespectful things" in the handshake line. He singled out Bruins left winger Milan Lucic as the player who started it.
"Milan Lucic had a few things to say to a couple of guys," Weise said, via Boston.com. "You look at a guy like Shawn Thornton, who has been around the league and he plays hard and he plays that role, and he had good things to say to everybody. He won with class, and Milan Lucic just couldn't do that. Well, I won't get into what he said, it's just poor, it's a poor way to lose."
TSN analyst Aaron Ward said that Lucic said "I'm going to [expletive] kill you next year."
Lucic disagreed with what Weise had to say.
"It's said on the ice, so it'll stay on the ice," Lucic said. "If he wants to be a baby about it, he can make it public. Disrespect? I don't know what they're talking about, disrespect. Having a goal celebration, what kind of disrespect is that? I mean, I'm not going to say anything. I've got nothing to say about that."
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