Milan Lucic Reveals Why He Rejected the Leafs in Free Agency
BY WADE MESSIER AUGUST 1, 2023 (8:10 PM)
Lucic Rejected Leafs in Free Agency
Milan Lucic spoke to the media recently, where he revealed that he did receive an offer from the Toronto Maple Leafs this offseason, but rejected it. While we're not surprised that a former Bruins would decline to play for Toronto, we're a bit shocked that Brad Treliving thought he would.
It doesn't sound like Lucic gave Toronto much of a thought, which once again, isn't surprising. Rivlaries such as the one between Toronto and Boston cut deep, and can be incredibly hard to get past.
Toronto's incredibly Plan B was to bring in an arguably worse 'tough guy' in Ryan Reaves. Reaves and Lucic are similar players, but Lucic actually has a history of being able to score, which Reaves does not.
At this point, we have to wonder why Toronto wants a tough guy so bad. Who are they afraid of getting bullied by?
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