I never revealed exactly what Lucic said to me: Dale Weise

Canadiens forward Dale Weise says he never revealed exactly what was said by Boston's Milan Lucic during a post-game handshake after Montreal eliminated the Bruins from the NHL playoffs this week.

The winger was reportedly threatened by the rugged Boston forward during the traditional on-ice handshake between teams at the end of a series. Lucic, a 25-year-old from Vancouver, aggressively shook hands and had words with Weise and defenceman Alexei Emelin.

"You know what? I'm going to say it once: I never went into detail about it,'' Weise said Friday. "I never made any comment on what he said.

"It got blown out of proportion. They read his lips. TSN did it or whatever. I never personally went into any detail about what he said. I believe that should stay on the ice, and we'll leave it at that.''

The Bruin reportedly said: "I'm going to kill you next year,'' with an F-Bomb thrown in for good measure.

When told that Weise said he had been threatened, Lucic called him a "baby'' for revealing what was said between players on the ice, violating one of hockey's unwritten rules.

Lucic and the Bruins were harshly criticized for what some called disrespectful acts and words during Montreal's seven-game win in the NHL Eastern Conference final.

But Canadiens centre Daniel Briere said it is unfair to blame the entire Boston team.

"The last few days we've heard a lot about Milan Lucic, his comments and all that,'' said Briere. "A lot of people are saying that's a reflection of the Bruins and it represents the team.

"But on the other hand, you have a player like Patrice Bergeron, who has all the class in the world. It's not fair to say it reflects on all the Bruins.''

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  1. Lori posted on 05/16/2014 02:53 PM
    If other team members are upset that this reflects badly on them they should take it up with Lucic, when one member of a team acts like an idiot it reflects poorly on everyone. I get that the entire team isn't responsible for the actions of a few but at the same time when you are wearing team colors you are representing your team.
  2. clint posted on 05/16/2014 03:42 PM
    Lucic book titled... "Not Cool to Bully in School," ....seems ok to be a bully on the ice.
  3. jeff posted on 05/16/2014 04:58 PM
    Lucic is simply a goon, and a stupid one at best. Shake and move on. Someday he'll realise what an embarrassing move that was, but considering what stupidity it took to do that in the first place, probably not. It could really backfire on him. Perhaps he'll be traded to the Habs this summer?
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