Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic is certainly a man of his word.
When his rookie season concluded, Lucic said his goal over the summer was to improve enough that he could return for the 2008-09 season as a fixture among the Bruins’ top six forwards. Well, except for a few short stints on the club’s fourth line, Lucic spent this season banging bodies and creating room for some of his most-skilled teammates on one of Boston’s top two lines. And he wasn’t just a physical presence on those lines, as Lucic displayed improved hands and offensive dexterity throughout his impressive sophomore season. (more…)