The offseason after a team wins the Stanley Cup can feel short enough without having surgery.
It seems that the folks in Vancouver just can’t seem to move past the Bruins defeat of the hometown Canucks to win the Stanley Cup now two months after the event.
Fans love Shawn Thornton.
That is an undeniable fact.
This post is part of a series looking back at the top 10 games of the Bruins’ 2010-11 regular season.
The Washington Capitals entered the 2010-11 season as one of the favorites in the Eastern Conference and a potential road block for where the Bruins wanted to go.
People were complaining all season long that Bruins forward Milan Lucic wasn’t fighting enough and he wasn’t playing physical enough.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said today during his conference call to announce the signing of Joe Corvo that Tuukka Rask and Milan Lucic recently underwent successful surgeries.
Twenty goals? Are you kidding me?
Next time, Milan Lucic shouldn’t set his expectations for the upcoming season so low.
BOSTON — Everyone knew that Tyler Seguin’s shot in power-play practice May 16 had an impact on Bruins forward Milan Lucic’s right foot.
We just didn’t know how extreme that effect was.
VANCOUVER — Over the course of his hockey-playing career, Milan Lucic has thrived in the biggest games.
He was the Memorial Cup MVP for the Vancouver Giants in 2007 and has enjoyed a lot of personal postseason success with the Bruins.
BOSTON – As odd as it might sound, right now they are the Batman and Robin of the Bruins.
And if Milan Lucic and David Krejci can’t come through for Boston in its most dire time of need, there’s no chance for the Bruins to triumph over evil.
BOSTON — It didn’t seem to bother David Krejci and Milan Lucic in Game 4 when the Bruins rotated a few different players on their right wing during a 4-0 win.
VANCOUVER — If there were any warm feelings about Vancouver’s native son Milan Lucic returning for Game 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, they’ve surely cooled off as the series between the Bruins and Canucks has increased in venom.
BOSTON — Much to the chagrin of my new-found Vancouver readers who were all in a tizzy when they watched Mark Recchi and Milan Lucic both wave their fingers at Vancouver biter Alex Burrows, head coach Claude Julien didn’t condone the actions of his players.
VANCOUVER — He might be just trying to fire up himself and/or his teammates, but Bruins forward Milan Lucic has suddenly created a media war where only one side is doing any fighting.
BOSTON — Milan Lucic might be lining up a new endorsement deal with the advice he’s been offering friends and family in Vancouver when they request tickets for the upcoming Bruins-Canucks Stanley Cup Final.
“I just tell everyone, ‘Stubhub.com.’ That’s your best option, don’t come to me,” said the Bruins forward today at the TD Garden.