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Fighting is and always should be an integral part of hockey.
It keeps star players safe. It sells tickets. It should never be forced out of the game no matter what.
But something that happens a lot -- albeit less so these days -- is the selling of the idea that fighting bears with it some sort of honor.
It takes a certain amount of guts, one supposes, to willingly allow a 200-pound man who does this kind of thing professionally to punch you in the face for 30 seconds or so, but what happened Wednesday night in Buffalo wasn't about honor.
On Milan Lucic's first shift against the Sabres since the end of the game in which he flattened Ryan Miller, Paul Gaustad dropped the gloves with him and got beaten up pretty good. "This," every...
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It didn't take long for the Buffalo Sabres to do more than they did on Nov. 12. Paul Gaustad dropped the mitts with Milan Lucic off the faceoff on Lucic's first shift on Wednesday night in Buffalo. There was, of course, a lot of talk coming into the game about whether the Sabres would seek revenge for Lucic's hit on goaltender Ryan Miller in the teams' last meeting...
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Milan Lucic and Todd Bertuzzi were chosen by NBC to introduce their lines during Friday's Thanksgiving Showdown between the Bruins and the Red Wings. They eventually got through it just fine, but it took a couple of tries for each to smoothly get through the ordeal. Lucic had some trouble remembering where Nathan Horton was from, while Bertuzzi had some diffculty pronoucing ...
When Milan Lucic and the Bruins finally dropped the gloves with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night, it was a long time coming. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette was pretty fired up from the early shenanigans, but wanted to see how other fans felt. So he asked our Twitter followers what they took away from the early fights. Check out the video above for their reactions. Join NESN...
Great job by Paul Gaustad and the Sabres to to avenge Ryan Miller for the concussion Looch gave him a couple weeks ago. Nothing says "I got you buddy!" like squaring up with the enemy and getting absolutely worked. Seriously though, pretty sure Gaustad didn't land a single punch. I'm sure he'll land some jabs in the post-game interview though, that's...
It has been an ongoing discussion again in the NHL ever since Milan Lucic crushed Ryan Miller. It should be simple: If the goalie leaves the net, he should be fair game.
It is a bit shocking to see the reaction around the league. I would have thought general managers would be a bit more "old school" but that is not the case. According to Chris Johnston of The Canadian...
Two weekends ago, Bruins forward Milan Lucic was on a breakaway when the puck got away from him and he collided with Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, who had left the crease. Miller ended up with a concussion and called Lucic a piece of s*** after the game. The NHL did not suspend nor fine Lucic, [...]
Buffalo Sabres fans were up in arms after their starting goaltender Ryan Miller collided with Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic a little more than a week ago. The result was Miller being put on the injured list with a concussion.
After the incident Sabres fans and players alike were embarrassed by the teams lack of response to what many felt was a despicable act predicated by Lucic...
BUFFALO -- It took only 1:23 after the opening faceoff for the Sabres' much-anticipated fight with Bruin Milan Lucic to occur. The task fell to 6-foot-5 Sabres center Paul Gaustad, who lined up next to Lucic on the second shift of the game. The pair dropped the gloves at the ...
Buffalo, NY – The fans, and the media for that matter, are getting their money’s worth so far tonight.
It started just 1:23 in when Paul Gaustad and the hated Milan Lucic dropped the gloves. Although Lucic clearly got the better of the Sabre center, but it set the tone early that Buffalo wasn’t going to back down from the Bruins.
The fisticuffs continued halfway through the...
Nothing like a revenge brawl to start the Thanksgiving week!
It didn't take long for Buffalo's Paul Gaustad to step up and challenge Milan Lucic on Wednesday night. But the 6-foot-5 forward wasn't done getting under the Bruins' skin. Gaustad decked Brad Marchand in the corner in the first period, which led to a big scuffle between the B's and Sabres. The Bruins immediately took exception to Gaustad's hit, which is certainly...
Buffalo, NY – It was Saturday, November 12 when the hit heard round the NHL took place. Bruins forward Milan Lucic barreled into Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller as he was charging to play the puck in the slot. The response, or lack there of, is the real reason the hit has stood out more than it should have.
The Sabres made no effort to go after Lucic after he took out their number...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Milan Lucic answered the call, and the Boston Bruins picked up yet another win.
With the dark cloud of what happened 11 days ago hanging over the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY, both the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabers took to the ice on Wednesday night looking to make a statement in this Northeast Division match-up. Both teams made their statement, but in the end it was the Bruins who came out on top with a 4-3, shootout victory.
For the Sabres, they...
For the Buffalo Sabres, the best revenge (if you want to call it that) for the now infamous hit on Ryan Miller wouldn't be a fight with Boston's Milan Lucic, the main culprit in the incident that went unanswered by the Sabres, but rather a proverbial punch to the mean mugs of the B's on the scoreboard. And for a little over 20 minutes, it appeared that Buffalo was going...