02/23/2024

BUF:

2

CBJ:

1

Final

WPG:

3

CHI:

2

Final

MIN:

4

EDM:

2

Final

02/24/2024

STL:

1

DET:

6

Final

MTL:

3

NJD:

4

Final

TBL:

4

NYI:

2

Final

NYR:

2

PHI:

1

Final

WSH:

2

FLA:

3

Final

TOR:

4

COL:

3

Final

VGK:

3

OTT:

4

Final

BOS:

2

VAN:

3

Final

DAL:

2

CAR:

1

Final

CGY:

6

EDM:

3

Final

MIN:

5

SEA:

2

Final

NSH:

4

SJS:

2

Final

ANA:

2

LAK:

3

Final

02/25/2024

TBL:

4

NJD:

1

Final

PHI:

6

PIT:

7

Final

CAR:

2

BUF:

3

Final

NYR:

2

CBJ:

4

Final

DET:

3

CHI:

2

Final

ARI:

3

WPG:

4

Final

NSH:

4

ANA:

2

Final

02/26/2024

OTT:

3

WSH:

6

Final

NYI:

3

DAL:

2

Final

LAK:

2

EDM:

4

Final

BOS:

3

SEA:

4

Final

02/27/2024

WSH:

0

DET:

0

07:00 ET

BUF:

0

FLA:

0

07:00 ET

ARI:

0

MTL:

0

07:00 ET

TBL:

0

PHI:

0

07:00 ET

VGK:

0

TOR:

0

07:00 ET

CAR:

0

MIN:

0

08:00 ET

OTT:

0

NSH:

0

08:00 ET

STL:

0

WPG:

0

08:00 ET

LAK:

0

CGY:

0

09:00 ET

DAL:

0

COL:

0

09:30 ET

PIT:

0

VAN:

0

10:00 ET

NJD:

0

SJS:

0

10:30 ET

02/28/2024

CBJ:

0

NYR:

0

07:00 ET

STL:

0

EDM:

0

08:30 ET

02/29/2024

VGK:

0

BOS:

0

07:00 ET

CAR:

0

CBJ:

0

07:00 ET

NYI:

0

DET:

0

07:00 ET

MTL:

0

FLA:

0

07:00 ET

BUF:

0

TBL:

0

07:00 ET

ARI:

0

TOR:

0

07:00 ET

WPG:

0

DAL:

0

08:00 ET

MIN:

0

NSH:

0

08:00 ET

COL:

0

CHI:

0

09:00 ET

PIT:

0

SEA:

0

10:00 ET

LAK:

0

VAN:

0

10:00 ET

ANA:

0

SJS:

0

10:30 ET

Eight Years Later, Bruins Fans Have Their Guy Back

Milan Lucic skating for the Calgary Flames
Photo Credit: Zuma Press

Boston Bruins fans remember Milan Lucic as a prototypical Bruin. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound left wing provided physicality, some scoring punch, and a penchant for coming through in big games. Lucic seemed to embody everything Bruins fans love in a “big, bad Bruin,” the Vancouver native became an instant fan favorite, and fans adopted him as one of their own. Milan Lucic drew comparisons to Cam Neely as a member of a Stanley Cup-winning team in 2011. There was no question Lucic would always be a Bruin.

But professional hockey is a business, and when it came time for Milan Lucic to cash in on his 342 points in 566 regular season games with Boston, the price was too high for Boston’s liking as they began a rebuild with new general manager Don Sweeney. The price tag for Lucic would be $6 million per year, so Boston traded their beloved banger to Los Angeles, and Lucic’s tenure with the Bruins was over. The thought at the time was that Lucic’s skills would begin to diminish due to his size and physical style. The power forward has just turned 27 years old and now was on a different coast.

Lucic had a good year with 20 goals for Los Angeles before signing his big seven-year deal with Edmonton and scored 23 goals with the Oilers during the 2016-17 season. But as some had predicted, Lucic’s offensive game disappeared as his skating suffered. Since that season, Lucic has not surpassed ten goals in a campaign. After spending the last four years in Calgary, the big winger’s contract was up, and the opportunity arose to come back to Boston. The timing was right for both the team and Lucic. But what exactly can Bruins fans expect from their old friend eight years later?

At this point in his career, what Lucic brings to the locker room might outweigh his production on the ice. As Patrice Bergeron retires and veteran leader Nick Foligno moves on to Chicago, the Bruins have a need to help some of their young players learn the NHL game. Lucic can provide a voice in the locker room and a bodyguard on the ice. With 1,173 regular season games under his belt, Lucic has plenty of experience, including eight years in Boston.

To expect Lucic to score a bunch of goals and have the impact he had years ago would be wishful thinking for Bruins fans. But what he can provide is someone who can stand up for his teammates, create a net-front presence and play every night, as his durability has proven over time. You can bet on opening night Lucic will be ready to rumble, literally. And maybe his fighting partner will be Foligno which would definitely start the season off on the right foot for Lucic and his adoring fans.

Season 3. Episode 17. 9 Round TKO Bruins Benders Podcast

The Boston Bruins sputter at home to a 2-3-2 record. Poitras is done for the season. Do the Bruins respond on the road trip? What to do with Jake DeBrusk's future? What do the Bruins need most at the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline? Bruins drinking games and more!DraftKings Sportsbook – Boston’s hometown Sportsbook is LIVE right here in Massachusetts! Bet local on all your favorite sports from the comfort of your own home with DraftKings. To celebrate, ALL new customers will receive up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets when you sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using code ITR! You can now bet local on money lines, spreads, props, and more with one of America’s top-rated Sportsbooks – DraftKings Sportsbook!  Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and sign up with code ITR to get up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets to use now that mobile sports betting is live in Massachusetts. That’s code ITR only at DraftKings Sportsbook. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling, call 800 327-5050 or visit helplineMA.org to speak with a trained specialist, free and confidentially, twenty four seven. 21+. Physically present in MA. Eligibility restrictions apply. Subject to regulatory licensing requirements. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. Opt in required. Bonus issued aree bets. Terms at draftkings.com/MA.
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