Former Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic definitely had it right with his unique choice to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the B’s winning Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in his home city of Vancouver.
Lucic recorded himself drinking a pair of Stella Artois beers while standing outside the Rogers Arena home of the Canucks this week while saluting the rest of his 2011 Boston Bruins teammates scattered around the hockey world.
Back to back throw down from Big Looch for 10 years 🤘🏻🍻 That’s National League @27MilanLucic
(🎥 via: IG/mdragzz) pic.twitter.com/N2JUZfgodR
— Missin Curfew (@MissinCurfew) June 18, 2021
“It’s been 10 years. This is where we became champs… Great memories, what a time,” said Lucic, wearing a “Lucci” shirt as he pulled a beer out of his pants pocket.
Then the 33-year-old pulled another beer bottle out of his pocket and promptly drained that one as well in big gulp.
“You don’t become a champ just by having one,” said a smiling Lucic. “It’s a back-to-back throw-down there, boys.”
It’s been a great week full of videos, interviews and think pieces being released about the Bruins capturing the cup in 2011 some ten years ago, including this interview from the visitors dressing room post-Game 7 with Brad Marchand in the dressing room with his jubilant parents in the background.
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) June 15, 2021
But this bad ass video from Lucic reclaiming the Vancouver rink for the Black and Gold might just take the cake.
Here are the rest of the BHN Puck Links:
*The Boston Bruins have signed fourth line depth guy Anton Blidh to a one-year, two-way contract. Get the duck boats ready! (Boston Hockey Now)
*Who fits and who doesn’t on the free agent market from a Pittsburgh Penguins perspective? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
*Good piece from Carolina Hurricanes.com writer Mike Smith about the year that we’ve all experienced covering the NHL, from the lows to the highs we’ve seen during the playoffs. It’s certainly been a year. (CarolinaHurricanes.com)
*Was the 1989 Draft Class for the Detroit Red Wings the best class ever? Or was it the 2006 class for the Bruins where they picked Phil Kessel, Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand? That’s over 2,000 points and 2,600 games played in the NHL for those three players, and a possible Hall of Famer in Marchand when it’s all said done. (Detroit Hockey Now)
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Craig Morgan spits the hot truth for Coyotes fans that Arizona is probably going to have to tank for the next couple of years if they hope to build a Stanley Cup winner. At least there’s not a giant, demanding fan base they have to sell it to. (Arizona Coyotes Insider)
*God bless Justin Bourne, who, for totally acceptable and good reasons, might be the biggest Islanders honk in all of the hockey media. He outlines the examples of what makes the Islanders so good as they are starting to fall behind in the series against Tampa Bay, which was an inevitability. (Sportsnet)
*Speaking of the Islanders, they want to re-think having all of these big names dropping by Nassau Coliseum to root them on.
— NHL (@NHL) June 18, 2021
*Jason Spezza is hoping the third time is the charm with the Toronto Maple Leafs. I guess we’ll see. (TSN)
*For something completely different: The second episode of Loki is really beginning to open up some intriguing possibilities. Highly recommend the series thus far with Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson making for a compelling duo. (Rolling Stone)