Milan Lucic Exposes Flames After Post Season Collapse vs Oilers

Tom Banks
August 4, 2023  (7:30 PM)

After several years with the Calgary Flames, Milan Lucic is now back where it started with the Boston Bruins, and in his latest interview, he hasn't held back on his former team.

A Battle of Alberta disaster


Two seasons ago, the Flames met the rival Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference Semi-Finals, and unfortunately, after a big game one victory, the Oilers stormed home to take the series 4-1.
It was a series full of fire, intensity and offensive firepower, and now, the former Flames enforcer has criticized much of what happened on the Flames side of things in that series.

A s**t-show

The series started off hot with a Calgary Flames 9-6 victory over the Oilers, but in Lucic's mind, that was the start of the downfall for the team in that series.
I think we opened it up way too much against them. You can't open it up at all against those guys and then, honestly, the worst thing that could've happened is we won game one, what was it, 9-5 or 9-6. So then you know game one is opened up, so then what do we think right away, ‘we think we can score with these guys because we put up 9 in game one' and thought that was the worst thing that could happen.

Unfortunately, things didn't get better for Calgary, with Lucic, a cult-hero in Alberta declaring things a sh*t-show after the game two loss.
Then it seemed like when Hyman scored that PK goal in game two, I don't remember if it was to make it 4-3. Every game was a shit show and then I think we lost our heads and lost our cool and the way we needed to be, how we needed to be, and needed to play. And then you know every time we took a penalty they would score. Every time we got a lead they would score right away back you know after that.

Now, the Oilers are a perennial contender in the West while the Flames are looking to rebound from some tumultuous summers, so hopefully for fans of the rivalry things can pick back up soon.
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