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Kings' Milan Lucic fondly recalls his years as a Bruin on the eve of his return to Boston

Kings' Milan Lucic fondly recalls his years as a Bruin on the eve of his return to Boston

Without fail, Milan Lucic would know where they would be for home games in Boston at the Garden, taking their positions through his long career with the Bruins.

He would find one woman, the "Big Looch fan," and acknowledge her presence and devotion with a tap on the glass at the start of pregame warmups. Scruffy of the Dropkick Murphys, the former bagpiper of the Celtic punk rock group, would salute him during the national anthem.

"There's the guy who calls himself Fat Guy Matt," Lucic said, smiling widely. "He would always yell around six minutes left in warmup. He'd yell, 'Looch, you're an animal!' I could hear it and I'd smile back at...

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