Cross Check: Was Emelin's hit on Lucic dirty?

Cross Check: Was Emelin's hit on Lucic dirty?
March 28, 2014, 12:15 am
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Alexei Emelin's hip check on Milan Lucic in the Canadiens' 1-0 victory over the Bruins on Monday night led to the usual bad blood between Montreal and the Bruins, including Lucic calling Emelin a "chicken" for the hit.

Mike Milbury agrees: "I hate the hip check I think they ought to outlaw it," Milbury said during intermission of the NBC Sports Network's B's-Habs telecast.

That stunned Michael Felger, who asked Milbury to explain on Cross Check. "Mr. Big Bad Bruin want to outlaw the Cross Check?" asked Felger.

Said Milbury: "These guys train to get big and bulky then they lead with that big fat derriere into the knee, which can ruin a guy's career and I've seen it happen and I don't think there's any place for it. It is a chicken move. All you have to do is run up to a guy and hit him shoulder to shoulder and that's the end of the story."