Milan Lucic won’t apologize for actions in the handshake line

Remember when Milan Lucic lost his cool in the handshake line with the Montreal Canadiens? The Boston forward discussed the incident, acknowledging that he could have handled the situation differently while stating he has no intention of apologizing.

Obviously Lucic’s outburst, which you can see here if you don’t recall the incident, was a bit over the top. It’s not totally unexpected as you have an angry man dealing with a difficult loss, but you have to imagine Lucic took it a bit too far.

Via The Hockey News, Lucic suggests he could have handled things differently but he’s not about to apologize.

“I’m not going to apologize for how I acted or what was said. But at the end of the day, thinking about it now, maybe I definitely could have handled the situation better than I did. But more than saying what I said to the players, I was upset with losing. I was upset with losing to them. We had such a great team that had won the Presidents’ Trophy and that being the end and losing the way that we did, I think it all just accumulated to me losing my cool in the handshake.”

Hopefully these comments are the last we hear about an issue which has now been discussed far too long, but you can imagine that some fans are going to be irritated by Lucic refusing to apologize.

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