Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic gets his day with the Stanley Cup Sunday and will celebrate in his hometown of Vancouver. Naturally that’s led to several questions given the way the city rioted after the Canucks lost to the Bruins in the finals. Adding to the potential problems is what 25 Stanley pointed out to us — posters of Lucic in Vancouver were reportedly defaced recently — some Canucks fans still haven’t gotten over the loss.
Lucic’s mother has acknowledged there is some tension in the area. Because of that, the Vancouver Sun says Lucic plans to “keep the festivities relatively private and low-key.”
That’s probably a smart idea for Lucic. If he wants to stay in Vancouver for his celebration, he’ll be wise to keep it low-key to avoid problems. It also might not be a bad idea for the Stanley Cup handler to pull a Nathan Horton on Lucic. The less time he has with the Cup, the less issues they can encounter, right?