TORONTO – Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for an obscene gesture made during Game No. 53 in Montreal on Thursday, Oct. 16, the National Hockey League’s Hockey Operations Department announced today.
The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Milan Lucic fined $5,000 for obscene gesture directed at Canadiens fans (video)
The NHL announced via a brief press release issued Friday morning that Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for making an obscene gesture at Montreal Canadiens fans while leaving the ice during the team’s 6-4 loss at Bell Centre Thursday night.
After being sent to the penalty box following a boarding penalty after ramming Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin, Lucic faced the rabid Habs crowd, moved his hand down toward his midsection and pantomimed masturbation, more colloquially known as the good old fashioned “wanking motion.”
If that wasn’t bad enough, Lucic then opted to again do his best mime impression by raising both arms above his head to simulate hoisting a Stanley Cup. Given the Canadiens have hoisted the real Stanley Cup 24 times while Lucic has only done so once makes the gesture that much more absurd.
An interesting side note to Lucic’s boarding victim, Alexei Emelin and a backstory to Thursday’s incident: Emelin is one of the players, along with Dale Weise, the Bruins bruiser allegedly threatened during the handshake line following the teams’ playoff series last year. Lucic allegedly told Weise, “I’m going to (expletive) kill you next year,” and apparently made similar threats to Emelin while not exchanging post-game pleasantries.
So, in summary, Lucic simulated masturbation, pantomimed hoisting the Cup above his head after trying to make good on a shameful threat he made last season. All in all, a pretty decent night for a guy like Lucic. A red-letter day, even.
[H/T Puck Daddy]