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Milan Lucic: ‘We wouldn’t accept anything like that’

Edmonton Oilers v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 10: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal with teammate David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins in the third period against the Edmonton Oilers at TD Garden on November 10, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bruins won 6-3. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jim Rogash

Well, this Milan Lucic-Ryan Miller situation is about as entertaining as it can get, isn’t it? We already heard Miller’s rather pointed (and potty-mouthed) words toward Lucic, but the guilty party provided his own interesting tidbits.

John Vogl reports that Lucic explained his side of the story as he was traveling at such a speed that it was “pretty hard to put on the breaks.” (I cannot help but imagine that he smirked and winked after saying that, but that’s just me.) That’s intriguing enough, but check out what almost seems like an indictment of the collective manhood of the Buffalo Sabres, also via Vogl:



Paul Gaustad admitted that he was embarrassed about the way he and his teammates reacted to the hit in the immediate moments, but some might say that the most damning bit was the lack of action in the next two periods. Then again, others would argue that the Sabres were wise not to play the Bruins’ game (see: the Montreal-Boston bloodbath from last season).

So what’s your take on Buffalo’s reaction? Were they wise not to fight fire with fire, especially since they don’t have the same kind of firepower? Should they have dropped the mitts once the game was out of reach? Will Lucic be a marked man on Nov. 23? Let us know in the comments.