Dale Weise of the Montreal Canadiens swears up and down that he merely told the media that Milan Lucic threatened him in the Game 7 handshake line, but didn’t divulge that threat.
"You know what? I'm going to say it once: I never went into detail about it," Weise said Friday 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."
OK, so maybe he’s not the “baby” Lucic made him out to be.
But does Lucic regret threatening to kill several members of the Canadiens, as was alleged?
No, not really.
"I'm not the first guy to [make such comments in the handshake line, and I won't be] the last guy to do it," he said Friday, via CSN New England.
“I'm a guy that plays on emotion and this is a game of emotions. Sometimes you make decisions out of emotions that might not be the best ones. I didn't make the NHL because I accepted losing, or accepted failure. That got me to this point and made me the player that I am. Other than that, there's not much more to it.”
He said he lives by “what is said on the ice stays on the ice,” and felt that what was leaked out was blown out of proportion.
"Unfortunately, that code is broken, and it's unfortunate it blows up to what it is now,” he said.
Maybe the Bruins should just stop with the “code” stuff already.