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02-06-2013, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Number8 View Post
I know, and I'm not trying to argue either. I just get tired of the Milan Lucic is a bully that's afraid to fight the big guy arguments.

If you've watched any interviews off ice, Lucic is a pretty goofy and polite interview. He's not a hard-ass and doesn't claim to be anything more than what he is. He regularly states that when he's skating and hitting he can be effective, when he's not he's not effective at all.

I don't think Lucic thinks for a second that he is a Heavyweight. Most of his fights are of the Neely category (physical contact leads to confrontation leads to his temper snapping). Very rarely will you see him engage in the "face off agreement" type fight.

The true professional fighter you call out - Orr - is definitely a heavyweight and definitely has those kinds of fights all the time. Of course he skates about 5 minutes a game too.

To the people who criticize Lucic for backing off the fight with Orr, what do they want? Orr clearly smashed Lucic's prodigious nose. Are we to believe all the internet tough guys wouldn't have dropped like a rock at that point?

Orr beat Lucic -- big deal. Calling Lucic some kind of a pansy (which people do all the time) because of that is silly. As silly as me calling Orr a pansy for getting knocked out by Shelley, or Fedoruk a pansy for getting knocked out by Orr.

At the same time, anyone who claims that Lucic doesn't regularly back up his physical play aren't being truthful.

And for the argument that he beats up little guys???? Why can't they run away from those fights just like people claim Lucic does when he's not calling out Scott, or Orr, or the professional fighters?
Fair enough, I understand you don't want star calibre players sitting in the box for 5 minutes especially for the likes of a 5 minute player (orr type). I just see this Myth that Luc is this heavyweight that backs down from nothing, when in fact he chooses spots, just like Phaneuf. I don't have an issue with picking your spots especially for players like Luc & Neuf. I also appreciate the respectful back and forth between you and I.

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