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Bruins extend Milan Lucic for 3 years/$18 million

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09-18-2012, 09:50 AM
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On a serious note
I do notice that a lot of emphasis is placed on Lucic being the one that gives the Bruins this attitude of rough and ready style of play.
Chara was the addition that lead the charge of "Big Bad Bruins" back in 06/07 before Lucic even played a game for the team.
When Lucic was ready for a full season, the team also brought in Shawn Thornton, lost Primeau, Chara was cemented as the piece to build around, etc
The mentality started before even drafting Lucic. Yes, he gets credit for being a part of their style but not for being the integral piece of creating the Big Bad Bruins of this decade

All in all, I'd take Lucic at the current contract as well for Montral


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09-18-2012, 10:54 AM
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Lucic could very possibly have a short shelf life being the impact player that he is. Good term for the Bruins, I would not want to be committing to a player who plays his style for more than 5 years at a time.
Very true, & perhaps the reason his contract was only 3 years.

Either way, as a Bruins fan who has watched Lucic play since his first pro game (#62), I'm glad he's locked up & will be a Bruin for at least the next four seasons. He is such a dominant player. Perfect Bruin.

Chiarelli has a great blend of forwards, playmakers, defensive specialists, shooters, and power forwards (Lucic & Horton). It takes all types to win in this league. A team full of Phil Kessels wont win you a Cup.. just as a team full of Milan Lucic's wouldn't either. Teams need balance, and Im very happy with the job Peter Chiarelli has done building this roster.

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09-18-2012, 11:16 AM
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On a serious note
I do notice that a lot of emphasis is placed on Lucic being the one that gives the Bruins this attitude of rough and ready style of play.
Chara was the addition that lead the charge of "Big Bad Bruins" back in 06/07 before Lucic even played a game for the team.
When Lucic was ready for a full season, the team also brought in Shawn Thornton, lost Primeau, Chara was cemented as the piece to build around, etc
The mentality started before even drafting Lucic. Yes, he gets credit for being a part of their style but not for being the integral piece of creating the Big Bad Bruins of this decade

All in all, I'd take Lucic at the current contract as well for Montral
Wouldn't disagree there, I think the impact Lucic has of bringing that "Big Bad Bruins" mentality is that he is a top six forward. Most teams have very soft top sixes, but we have one of the toughest forwards in the game and another fairly tough guy on our top line. That is then supplemented with a toughness in our bottom six.

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09-18-2012, 03:04 PM
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On a serious note
I do notice that a lot of emphasis is placed on Lucic being the one that gives the Bruins this attitude of rough and ready style of play.
Chara was the addition that lead the charge of "Big Bad Bruins" back in 06/07 before Lucic even played a game for the team.
When Lucic was ready for a full season, the team also brought in Shawn Thornton, lost Primeau, Chara was cemented as the piece to build around, etc
The mentality started before even drafting Lucic. Yes, he gets credit for being a part of their style but not for being the integral piece of creating the Big Bad Bruins of this decade

All in all, I'd take Lucic at the current contract as well for Montral
Dave Lewis' Bruins (06-07) were not big and bad. They were quite literally the furthest possible thing, an I mean sincerely mean the FURTHEST possible thing from big and bad... even with Chara. I'm not sure how you could make that mistake. The Bruins inability to respond physically was notorious (See the Adam Mair cheap shot and subsequent concussion to Krejci in his first NHL game for a summary of the Bruins entire season that year.). The only highlight physically for Boston was Chara busting up Koci's already busted up nose.

The attitude change did in fact come in Lucic's first year, though shouldn't all be attributed to him (although he deserves quite a portion). It was also Claude Juliens first year as coach. Other guys like Shawn Thornton, Mark Stuart, Andy Ference, and David Krejci made it into the lineup for their first full season, all guys that also had a pretty big part in changing the dynamic of the club.

Complete 180 that Lucic did play a big role in. He fought and hit everything that year. In Chara's first year with the Bruins they were *****cats.

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Having him, Gomez, and signing Cammalleri to the same salary I am not sure why Habs fans are keep laughing about this.
We don't have Cammalleri on the books anymore.

Annnnnd I'm personally not *laughing* at the Bruins on this deal. All I'm saying is that they've done pretty bad on this signing.

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We don't have Cammalleri on the books anymore.

Annnnnd I'm personally not *laughing* at the Bruins on this deal.
Others have.

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All I'm saying is that they've done pretty bad on this signing.
Personally not happy about the deal either so that is fine. Chia/Jacobs must be banking on a rollback, otherwise I have no idea why they would rush this signing.

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09-18-2012, 06:26 PM
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Dave Lewis' Bruins (06-07) were not big and bad. They were quite literally the furthest possible thing, an I mean sincerely mean the FURTHEST possible thing from big and bad... even with Chara. I'm not sure how you could make that mistake. The Bruins inability to respond physically was notorious (See the Adam Mair cheap shot and subsequent concussion to Krejci in his first NHL game for a summary of the Bruins entire season that year.). The only highlight physically for Boston was Chara busting up Koci's already busted up nose.
The attitude change did in fact come in Lucic's first year, though shouldn't all be attributed to him (although he deserves quite a portion). It was also Claude Juliens first year as coach. Other guys like Shawn Thornton, Mark Stuart, Andy Ference, and David Krejci made it into the lineup for their first full season, all guys that also had a pretty big part in changing the dynamic of the club.

Complete 180 that Lucic did play a big role in. He fought and hit everything that year. In Chara's first year with the Bruins they were *****cats.
I'm pretty sure that was '07-08 as well, Chara didn't fight once under Dave Lewis, there were no physical highlights that year.

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I'm pretty sure that was '07-08 as well, Chara didn't fight once under Dave Lewis, there were no physical highlights that year.
It was from '07-08:

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Date Time For Against Opponent Oct 25, 2007 1pd 11:42 @ BOS CHI David Koci The two come together on the side of the Blackhawks net and the rest of the players on the ice pile in after them. They drop the gloves, grab ahold of each other, and skate away from the scrum. Chara throws three rights to start things off. Koci responds with one of his own. They each throw simultaneous rights and Chara gets knocked down. He gets back up and throws seven unanswered rights that include a mix of uppercuts and straight shots. The linesmen move in and break things up. Koci is bleeding all over the ice and has blood all over his face from a cut on the bridge of his nose. Voted winner: Zdeno Chara (92.4%) - Voted rating: 7.9

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If Boston gets 30 goals and 100 PIM from Lucic every season, I don't see anything wrong with the contract. His playing style fits the Bruins' mold perfectly and he's a physical force on the ice. The key for Lucic is to keep progressing as a player and continue to be a catalyst on the ice.

You can compare him to guys like Kane all you like, but they are different players and point comparisons aren't really that important or fair. Kane is no doubt a better offensive player, but when he isn't putting up points, the rest of his game doesn't measure up. Milan can be an offensive force, but he can also hit and fight and get under guys' skin.

I'm sure you all remember his hit on Ryan Miller. That hit not only knocked Miller off his game, but the entire Sabres team for a significant amount of time. This is the kind of impact the Bruins are paying $6M for. Maybe it's still overpayment, but there are worse contracts out there.

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I'm sure you all remember his hit on Ryan Miller. That hit not only knocked Miller off his game, but the entire Sabres team for a significant amount of time. This is the kind of impact the Bruins are paying $6M for.
How about it's impact on the Bruins?

After that hit the Bruins went 19-3-1, I know the team played well, but those kind of hits are a rallying point for a season.

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Lucic is worth every bit of that $6,000,000 to the B's. Period.

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bit of an overpayment but nothing serious, Lucic is too valuable to risk losing.
good signing for the Bruins

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Horrible deal for the Bruins. Now I have to wait 3 more years for the Oikers to sign him as a UFA.

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Horrible deal for the Bruins. Now I have to wait 3 more years for the Oikers to sign him as a UFA.
actually it's four more years, Lucic still has one year left on his old contract that pays him 4 million a year

Lucic is gonna be a Bruin for life tho, along with Seguin and Bergeron and hopefully Marchand and Krejci as well.

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Chiarelli was wise in locking up Lucic before he became an RFA. Can you imagine Lucic hitting free-agency,, Holmgren would be licking his chops at the thought or Lucic-Giroux combination.. Offer sheets falling from the sky... Lucic-Nuge-Eberle

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On a serious note
I do notice that a lot of emphasis is placed on Lucic being the one that gives the Bruins this attitude of rough and ready style of play.
Chara was the addition that lead the charge of "Big Bad Bruins" back in 06/07 before Lucic even played a game for the team.
When Lucic was ready for a full season, the team also brought in Shawn Thornton, lost Primeau, Chara was cemented as the piece to build around, etc
The mentality started before even drafting Lucic. Yes, he gets credit for being a part of their style but not for being the integral piece of creating the Big Bad Bruins of this decade

All in all, I'd take Lucic at the current contract as well for Montral
How many fights did Chara have in his first year on the B's? That 06/07 team was the softest Bruins team I can remember in my 35+ years watching...Lucic was indeed the key piece to their "image". A power forward that could score, hit and fight. He also crosses the line and plays flat out mean. Chara used to play mean in Ottawa. Thornton is not mean but for a few moments per season.

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I don't think it's an overpayment at all. The market has shifted. Lucic, Marchand, Seguin, Hall, Burrows, Skinner etc... deals are all the new benchmarks.

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How many fights did Chara have in his first year on the B's? That 06/07 team was the softest Bruins team I can remember in my 35+ years watching...Lucic was indeed the key piece to their "image". A power forward that could score, hit and fight. He also crosses the line and plays flat out mean. Chara used to play mean in Ottawa. Thornton is not mean but for a few moments per season.
Lewis' Bruins = most pathetic, heartless, spineless hockey team ever, fact
No doubt Looch, along a few others, are the key to this teams identity. Maybe a million too much, maybe not, even if so, rather have him at 6m in Boston than at 6m in Vancouver or so.

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