The handshake line is one of the oldest traditions in the NHL. After a hard fought series filled with chipping, cursing, fighting, and big checks, two teams put their competitive hate aside and congratulate each other on a hard fought game. Well, except for Milan Lucic.
The Boston Bruins player used the handshake line to threaten Dale Weise of the Montreal Canadians after Game 7 last night.
There isn’t any audio of the threat but it’s pretty clear that Lucic is saying something along the lines of: “I’m Going To F***ing Kill You Next Year.”
Dale Weise accuses Lucic of being classless and disrespectful with his comments in the handshake. Won't say what was said.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 15, 2014
As @aaronward_nhl said, Milan Lucic to Dale Weise in the handshake line: "I'm going to fucking kill you next year."
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 15, 2014
Now, there are a few ways to take Lucic’s threat. Some people are calling Lucic a classless player who brought dishonor to the sacred handshake line. Others think that Lucic and Weise hate each other, have always hate each other, will always hate each other, and this little exchange in the handshake line was just a moment between two very intense players after a grueling game seven series.
And then we have others who basically just think it’s hilarious.
If Montreal wins the Cup, Dale Weise should spend his day with it sitting outside of Lucic's house.
— Chadd Maia (@ChaddMaia) May 15, 2014
Lucic. All class, all the time. In fairness, the guy doesn't really even know that we've discovered fire yet. https://t.co/kYYCZuLn6e
— Paul (@pryan2112) May 15, 2014
— Josh Visser (@joshvisser) May 15, 2014
Milan Lucic to Dale Weise in handshake line: "What cologne are you wearing, dude? I really like it." #habs
— Lori Bosworth (@LoriBosworth) May 15, 2014
Are you surprised that Milan Lucic threatened Dale Weise in the handshake line?