Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic is from Vancouver. So are the Canucks. As many of you know, the Bruins and Canucks don’t exactly get along. After the two teams squared off on Saturday night, that tension spilled over into the nightlife scene when Lucic got into a heated argument with someone outside a bar in downtown Vancouver.
Fortunately, there was not an actual fight. However, there was some shoving a lot of cursing between Lucic and the other guy, which resulted in a police officer suggesting that Lucic leave. We don’t know what happened before the person began recording the video, but it didn’t seem like Lucic was the one looking for trouble. Here is the clip, which contains some very NSFW language.
Reporters asked Lucic about the video on Monday, and he took the opportunity to blast his hometown.
“Other than being at Rogers Arena, you’ll never see me in downtown Vancouver again,” he said, via Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com. “I’m done trying to defend city I’m from.”
Lucic has had a long history of issues with his hometown since he became a member of the Bruins. After Boston beat the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals back in 2011, some Canucks fans vandalized his church. Prior to that, Lucic opted to keep his time with the Stanley Cup low key when he brought it home to his family.
For whatever reason, a lot of people in Vancouver think of Lucic as a traitor. Those people don’t seem to understand professional sports.