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About Milan Lucic: enough already!

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If you weren’t paying attention to Twitter or sports radio today, you’re lucky. It was 2011 all over again with mud slinging all around. And why? The Canucks beat the Bruins 6-2 two nights ago (it feels good to write that), so you would think we could move on to more exciting things than which fan base is more classless and other arguments that are 2+ years old. This, all because some yahoo decided to get into a scuffle with Milan Lucic on Saturday night.

It seems that this is the final straw for Lucic. He can’t defend his hometown anymore.

That has provoked garbage like this column by Bruce Arthur, rehashing all the stuff the a handful of idiots in Vancouver have done, mostly surrounding the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. I am in no way defending what a bunch of idiots have done, but to hint that somehow this is a majority of fans in Vancouver is just ridiculous.

Only in Vancouver could a visiting team player be involved in a fight while drunk and swearing on video come out looking like the victim.

You know what, if I were to guess, I would say that Milan Lucic was attacked by an drunk idiot, trying to start a fight (but that’s only a guess because we have really only heard Lucic’s side of the story). If Alex Rodriguez or Derek Jeter walked into a downtown Boston nightclub during the height of the rivalry with the New York Yankees, I imagine they may have received the same treatment. If enough Bostonians recognized the Sedin twins in a Boston bar, they would probably do something dumb as well. There are drunk idiots everywhere.

The city of Vancouver was given a black eye when a lot of idiots tried to burn down the city in 2011. The responsible citizens of the city began cleaning it up the next day. But does every moment of stupidity out of 2+ million people now have to be a flashback to the 2011 riots?

But one drunk idiot in 2013 doesn’t mean that everyone in Vancouver has lost their minds.

Again, there are drunk idiots everywhere. Even in Boston:

And again:

Annnnnnnnnnnd again:

So what’s my point? An idiot fought Milan Lucic last night. That’s the story. Enough already.

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22 Response to About Milan Lucic: enough already!

  1. Stu on December 17, 2013

    Drunk on Granville street in the middle of the night and getting in an altercation with another drunk idiot? Thats the way it goes, Bruin or no Bruin. Boo fuckin' hoo. Tell it to your 18 million dollars, shitstain.

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  2. Dan on December 17, 2013

    "Only in Vancouver could a visiting team player be involved in a fight while drunk and swearing on video come out looking like the victim."

    NAIL ON THE HEAD. I was JUST thinking this. Can you imagine if it was our #17 instead? Say Kesler was in Michigan and involved in this exact scenario, on YouTube complaining about a guy hitting him outside of a bar. I think the news articles would be veeeeerry different. Hell even if back when he was on the team Schneider was involved in this same scenario but in his hometown Boston outside a bar complaining about a guy hitting him twice? What a different look.

    Did I miss the part where the drunk idiot punched Lucic and then screamed "THIS IS FOR THE 2011 CANUCKS" or something? Why are people writing articles and playing this off as a Canucks thing? Did the Canucks management hire this guy to find Lucic's crew and get in a fight with him, thus encouraging this sort of behaviour from all-of-Vancouver? How did Lucic know this wasn't just a typical act of aggression that always happens between drunk guys Saturday night on Granville? Why is Lucic acting like the guy was aggressive toward him BECAUSE he's "Milan Lucic TM" therefore confirming that this poor little hometown boy can't even go home because "Milan Lucic TM" is so disrespected by a city he can't step foot outside of Rogers Arena? The whole reaction to this situation is ridiculous.

    It's even more insane because a ton of the spin and vitriol is coming from an area that is well-renown for (and actually proud of) being called Mssholes. It can't possibly be news to them that drunk guys act like idiots all over the world.

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  3. joegill88 on December 17, 2013

    No Red Sox fans would not start a fight with Derek Jeter because they respect him and NO ONE respects A-ROD.

    If you add up the arrests and damage from all EIGHT of Boston's championships in the last 13 years, guaran-damn-tee it's a whole lot less than the riots after the Stanley Cup Final.

    Just as Marchand gestured kiss the ring….see you Feb. 4th…

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  4. joegill88 on December 17, 2013

    No Red Sox fans would not start a fight with Derek Jeter because they respect him and NO ONE respects A-ROD.

    If you add up the arrests and damage from all EIGHT of Boston's championships in the last 13 years, guaran-damn-tee it's a whole lot less than the riots after the Stanley Cup Final.

    Just as Marchand gestured kiss the ring….see you Feb. 4th…

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  5. CanucksSuckDick on December 17, 2013

    Canucks suck, period. No debate, good luck with that moron Torts as head coach.

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  6. BostonBen on December 17, 2013

    This article is about as biased as it comes, I hope looch hunts you down one night drunk at a bar and destroys you with a left right combo…

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  7. Stick in Link: Stupid drunken encounter in downtown Vancouver draws national coverage on December 17, 2013

    […] Rob Williams has had enough of this whole Lucic debacle. He’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. We agree. [Rob the Hockey Guy] […]

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  8. Joey on December 17, 2013

    The problem is that, when it comes to hockey, Vancouver consistantly keeps getting black eyes.

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  9. peanutflower on December 17, 2013

    No, the spin that Lucic and his minders have put on this incident is about as biased as it comes. It's a nonstarter. Produce one instance of Lucic "defending his city." Google "don't you know who I am" and Lucic. It's his raison d'etre.

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    • jj2 on December 17, 2013

      But people say it's the other guy's voice using the line about knowing who he is. I think he's a stalker of Lucic and tried to bait him into an incident and had a guy outside with the camera too. Milan Lucic says he "always" eats at that same place when he comes to town, so those aware of his habits could be expecting him.
      The owner really likes Milan Lucic and there's a known informal dish (not listed on the menu but popular) named after him.
      I do think the man who assaulted him and was most likely baiting him to punch back and get it filmed (in coordination with the camera dude outside – I don't think it was a casual happenstance) to sue Milan Lucic or harm him with a video of him punching someone.

      The man most definitely should be prosecuted and his name should not be kept from the public. He should be forbidden from that eatery too.

      Why are they protecting that jerk? His name, his age, his background/record should be public now.

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  10. Fucknucks on December 17, 2013

    How are you (0) Stanley Cup wins going? I have been a hockey fan for my whole life and it still confuses me why the Casucks are so cocky all the time? Atleast the Bruins have the right to be cocky because yeah they spanked you in game 7 and you can NEVER take that back! Until you win a cup or 2 Canucks should know there rightful place..

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  11. gary wagner on December 17, 2013

    madwag: and you should know the difference between "there" and "their" if you want to be taken seriously.

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  12. jj2 on December 17, 2013

    No it wasn't a nightclub. It was an eatery where Milan Lucic "always" goes when he is in town. The owner really like Milan Lucic and there is even an informal dish named after him called "Mean Poutine".

    I think the sucker-puncher was trying to provoke an incident for the camera guy outside. He hit Milan Lucic inside then was waiting to get him again while there was a camera guy at the ready, but who leaves out the punching of Milan and only gets his reaction.

    The fact that Milan "always" goes to this same place means people stalking him would be aware of his habits and know he'd come. What else can be the motive for a stranger just to come up and sucker punch a guy, and then wait outside, where there happens to be a guy with a camera, to hit him again and record it.

    For certain, it is fishy and the guy must be investigated, named and pictured. I'm sure if the owner puts a ban on that particular guy, his friend, Milan, will come again after all.

    Also, Milan has had numerous incidents against him, his family and his family's church, and threats since the Bruins drafted him.

    There was the break-in of his parents' home where they specifically stole Milan's sports awards and memorabilia. There was the vulgar graffiti of his family's church. There were the fans who attacked his parents and who threw drinks and food on his elderly grandparents. There were also threats to him when he brought the cup to Vancouver, so he had to make it a private celebration.

    I repeat: they must name and fully investigate the dude who arranged the attack. My intuition is good on these kinds of things and I believe it was a set-up.

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  13. jj2 on December 17, 2013

    No it wasn't a nightclub. It was an eatery where Milan Lucic "always" goes when he is in town. The owner really like Milan Lucic and there is even an informal dish named after him called "Mean Poutine".

    I think the sucker-puncher was trying to provoke an incident for the camera guy outside. He hit Milan Lucic inside then was waiting to get him again while there was a camera guy at the ready, but who leaves out the punching of Milan and only gets his reaction.

    The fact that Milan "always" goes to this same place means people stalking him would be aware of his habits and know he'd come. What else can be the motive for a stranger just to come up and sucker punch a guy, and then wait outside, where there happens to be a guy with a camera, to hit him again and record it.

    For certain, it is fishy and the guy must be investigated, named and pictured. I'm sure if the owner puts a ban on that particular guy, his friend, Milan, will come again after all.

    Also, Milan has had numerous incidents against him, his family and his family's church, and threats since the Bruins drafted him.

    There was the break-in of his parents' home where they specifically stole Milan's sports awards and memorabilia. There was the vulgar graffiti of his family's church. There were the fans who attacked his parents and who threw drinks and food on his elderly grandparents. There were also threats to him when he brought the cup to Vancouver, so he had to make it a private celebration.

    I repeat: they must name and fully investigate the dude who arranged the attack. My intuition is good on these kinds of things and I believe it was a set-up.

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    • Robert Williams on December 17, 2013

      I didn't think that looked like outside the clubs on Granville St, but went with it cause of some of the official reports like this one: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/lucic-says-he-s-done

      I think stalking him seems a little far fetched. Wait all night for him to show up? Doubt it.

      Lucic is very recognizable so someone having a camera ready to go is believable. After a punch has been thrown you could see why someone would want to start rolling.

      Threats since the Bruins drafted him? You have proof of that? Lucic was a fan favourite here until the 2011 Cup. When he came here for a regular season game in 2010-11 it was a nice homecoming.

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  14. Brad a marchand on December 17, 2013

    We won the Cup, end of story.

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  15. Robert Williams on December 17, 2013

    I didn't think that looked like outside the clubs on Granville St, but went with it cause of some of the official reports like this one: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/lucic-says-he-s-done

    I think stalking him seems a little far fetched. Wait all night for him to show up? Doubt it.

    Lucic is very recognizable so someone having a camera ready to go is believable. After a punch has been thrown you could see why someone would want to start rolling.

    Threats since the Bruins drafted him? You have proof of that? Lucic was a fan favourite here until the 2011 Cup. When he came here for a regular season game in 2010-11 it was a nice homecoming.

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  16. puzzled on December 18, 2013

    So… you guaran-damn-tee that the deaths that have occurred in Boston's riots are less than the zero deaths that occurred in Vancouver's? Or are you counting only property damage and discounting human lives? Do you have any numbers to back your guaran-damn-tee?

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  17. Michael on December 19, 2013

    haha what a piece of shit city http://gawker.com/5946312/the-most-racist-city-in

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  18. Jim Hatford on December 17, 2013

    Your cities history of idiotic behaviorm, including the two Stanley cup riots, don't act like this was the first time. And other incidents like the church vandalism and the trating the family bad is why most people in the rest of the hocky world think you are all classless idiots. Vancouver is full of a bunch of whining losers.

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  19. jj2 on December 17, 2013

    But people say it's the other guy's voice using the line about knowing who he is. I think he's a stalker of Lucic and tried to bait him into an incident and had a guy outside with the camera too. Milan Lucic says he "always" eats at that same place when he comes to town, so those aware of his habits could be expecting him.
    The owner really likes Milan Lucic and there's a known informal dish (not listed on the menu but popular) named after him.
    I do think the man who assaulted him and was most likely baiting him to punch back and get it filmed (in coordination with the camera dude outside – I don't think it was a casual happenstance) to sue Milan Lucic or harm him with a video of him punching someone.

    The man most definitely should be prosecuted and his name should not be kept from the public. He should be forbidden from that eatery too.

    Why are they protecting that jerk? His name, his age, his background/record should be public now.

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  20. peanutflower on December 17, 2013

    Well, your argument, if it is that, would be more forceful if you could actually spell. And YOU don't act like there aren't riots in your part of the world, bud. People die in your riots. It's completely idiotic to confer a lack of class on a city of 2.3 million people because of the actions of a few. We don't give a flying f**ck what the "rest of the hocky world" thinks. Seriously. Lucic is a thug. He does not represent Vancouver, and he does not "defend his city." We don't care.

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