Boston Bruins star Milan Lucic “attacked” in Vancouver

Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins.

MIlan Lucic, Boston Bruins. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Milan Lucic is the rarest of breeds in the NHL. Not only will the native of Vancouver score the goal that buries an opponent on the scoreboard, he is also quite capable of dropping his gloves and placing a pounding on most who earn an NHL pay cheque. Every team wishes they had a player like Milan Lucic. However, as is usually the case when a player exudes such high levels of dominance and earns a renowned reputation as a bad guy outside of the comforts of his own team’s city, Lucic is a target to up-and-coming tough guys who have no business trading 5-minute major penalties with the Bruins star. Unfortunately, Lucic is also a target for the off-ice drunk with a bad temper, the night-clubber high on liquid courage, and the foolish street fighter who takes hockey a little bit too personally.

After Lucic’s Bruins suffered an embarrassing 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Hockey Night In Canada this past Saturday, the Bruins bruiser – young man of 25-years-old – hoped to enjoy a night-out in the city he once called home. His Saturday night on the town earned him a starring role in YouTube’s latest trending celebrity moment of mishap. Rather than explain a story I personally know nothing about, for lack of being present, and for lack of reputable sources concerning the event, I will share with you a link to the YouTube clip, where upon watching and listening, you can draw your own conclusions. Video of Lucic’s altercation outside of a Vancouver bar or night club can be witnessed by clicking the link in the tweet below:

Cue the fallout; It has been reported today by the most thorough and credible Bruins reporters, that Milan Lucic has admitted to being the victim of an “unprovoked attack,” courtesy of an unknown (at this time) assailant. In wake of the events of Saturday night, Lucic has declared that he will pursue legal action against his attacker.

Needless to say, Lucic is not happy with the fact he cannot feel safe within the city he was raised.

On a more hockey related note: Milan Lucic is a strong candidate to play for Team Canada at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, set to commence on February 7, 2014. General manager Steve Yzerman will announce the country’s final roster in time to meet the requirements of the IIHF implemented roster deadline, which occurs on January 7th.