In the story that won’t just mercifully just go away, Bruins winger Milan Lucic said earlier on Friday that he wasn’t apologizing for threatening members of the Montreal Canadiens during Wednesday’s postgame handshake. Well now Dale Weise, who initiated the whole ordeal with comments he made to the media after Game 7, is backtracking from any responsibility.
"You know what? I'm going to say it once: I never went into detail about it," Weise said Friday, according to the Canadian Press. "I never made any comment on what he said.
"It got blown out of proportion. They read his lips. TSN did it or whatever. I never personally went into any detail about what he said. I believe that should stay on the ice, and we'll leave it at that."
Canadiens center Daniel Briere was also careful to distance himself from the “classless” comments his teammates and coaching staff used as a rallying cry in Montreal’s comeback from a 3-2 series deficit.
"The last few days we've heard a lot about Milan Lucic, his comments and all that," he said. "A lot of people are saying that's a reflection of the Bruins and it represents the team.
"But on the other hand, you have a player like Patrice Bergeron, who has all the class in the world. It's not fair to say it reflects on all the Bruins."
Good to see the Canadiens are focused on the Rangers.