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Seahawks fan Milan Lucic compares P.K. Subban to Richard Sherman, Broncos to 2007 Patriots

WILMINGTON — The best sports analyst during Bruins’ media availability on any given day isn’t a member of the media, but rather Milan Lucic [1], so he was happy to discuss his hometown-ish Seahawks [2]Super Bowl [3] victory when chatting with reporters following Monday’s practice.

Lucic, who grew up in Vancouver and has “converted” to being a Patriots fan, spent the earlier years of his life rooting for the nearby Seahawks [4] and continues to pull for them as his “NFC team.”

It was in a conversation about the Seahawks [4] Monday that loud and proud Seattle cornerback¬†Richard Sherman came up, and whether there is a player like Sherman — among the best at what they do, and happy to let you know — in the NHL [5]. Though Brad Marchand [6] would seem to be a candidate, Lucic said the closest comparison would be Canadiens defenseman and reigning Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban.

“As far as cockiness? Well I mean there are a lot of guys who are definitely overconfident and stuff like that,” Lucic said. “I mean, Boston, you can almost kind of look at a guy like Subban. Everyone loves to hate him, but he’s still good at what he does, as far as being a defenseman. He won the Norris last year. As far as we go in Boston, I guess you could say he’s kind of a comparison.”

As for the game itself, Lucic said he was in awe of Seattle’s defense, which took the ball away four times and limited Peyton Manning [7]‘s offense to just eight points in a blowout win. He compared the Broncos [8]‘ high-powered offense missing out on the Lombardi Trophy to the Patriots in 2007-08, as it too set records but failed to reach its ultimate goal.

“Yes. Yes,” Lucic said when asked if he was surprised to see Seattle handle Denver the way it did. “Especially a safety off the first play, and it kept going downward for the Broncos [9] after that, but you know what? It was pretty impressive to see Seattle’s defense and what they can do. They kind of just bull-rushed the Broncos [9] offense and [Denver] didn’t have really any answer for it. It still amazes me how in most sports, the best defense usually comes [out] on top over the best offense.

“I guess from the Broncos standpoint, you could kind of compare it to the ’07-’08 Pats, having all that success and all those touchdowns and points, but they lose the big game. I felt that here my rookie year, so I’m sure they’re really disappointed, but like I said, it’s great to see that defense does win championships.”