Milan Lucic has a 1 p.m. meeting with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan today after colliding with Ryan Miller on Saturday. The incident, which saw the Bruins winger slam into Miller, left the Sabres goalie with a concussion, leaving him out indefintetly.
Personally, I don’t think Lucic should get suspended. As you can see in this video, Miller was out playing the puck at the right faceoff dot. There is no rule preventing him from doing that, but clearly it was a bad desicison on his part. Goalies who go out to play the puck outside their crease should know the consequences, as they can easily get hit, just like in this case. I play goalie myself, and I believe if the goalie is playing where the defense usually are, they should be treated as one. Some say that Lucic should be suspended just because Miller got injured. Thats stupid.
Miller wasn’t impressed.
“I just stuck around because I wanted to say what a piece of (s—) I think Lucic is,” said Miller. “Fifty pounds on me, and he runs me like that? It’s unbelievable. Everyone in this city see him as a big, tough, solid player. I respected him for how hard he plays. That was gutless. Gutless. Piece of (S—).”
The next time the two teams meet will be on Novemeber 23rd. It will be interesting to see what retribution the Sabres take this time around, as many people thought they didn’t do enough payback. Maybe they were scared of Chara?
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