Milan Lucic to Dale Weise: 'I'm going to ****ing kill you next year'

5/15/14 in NHL   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

May 12, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) skates with the puck against Montreal Canadiens during the second period in the game six of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY SportsIt's probably not the first time a hockey player has said something unkind in the handshake line after a playoff series, but this time, Dale Weise made Milan Lucic's comments public.

Apparently, Lucic told Weise that "I'm going to f***ing kill you next year."

Lucic doesn't deny saying it, but only says that Weise is a 'baby' for going public with it.

Hockey is often lauded for being the most sportsmanlike of the major sports because of their post-series handshake lines, but it's things like this that make you wonder just how sportsmanlike they really are.

Here's Lucic mixing it up with Weise, looking as friendly as ever in the handshake line:

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5/15/14   |   Debi_L   |   11875 respect

The biggest surprise for me was the analyst on TSN calling Lucic down because he "said it in plain view of a camera, so if he didn't want anyone to know what he said he should have saved it for another time."  Of course, this analyst was from French Canada, so might have been just a little biased.  As everyone ahead of me has said, this is nothing new.  Emotions get the best of people some time.

5/15/14   |   Jess   |   35133 respect

It's a tough time, when emotions are high. By the end of a series, even if it only goes 4 games, those guys are sick of seeing each other and they're probably holding some resentment over something or other that has happened over the course of the series. And then the team who gets knocked out of the playoffs has to suck it up and go shake hands....while I like the post-series handshake, it's not surprising to me at all that this kind of stuff goes on. I mean, it kind of defeats the purpose, but I get it.

5/15/14   |   kteacher   |   34439 respect

Anyone remember the Western Conference Finals in 2012? 

Shane Doan and several of the Coyotes gave Dustin Brown and a couple other Kings players some words and refused to shake their hands. 

This is nothing new. 

5/15/14   |   marcus_nyce   |   27823 respect

I'm not condoning any of this, but I'm glad some former players in the media like Keith Jones, Aaron Ward and Chris Nilan were quick to point out that this kind of thing has been going on for years.

5/15/14   |   Scott   |   54785 respect

While I appreciate what the NHL does with the handshake line, I have to think that is the hardest thing the losing team has to do, especially when it comes right after the final horn has gone off and you have stood their watching the other team celebrate.