When Milan Lucic is on your side, off the ice or on, whether in black-and-gold, black-and-silver, orange, navy blue and white or, nowadays, red and white, Canadian flag or Serbian, he's all in.
"Oh, yeah," confesses the Flames' don't-mess-with-us winger. "I cheer - hard - for (Novak) Djokovic whenever I turn on the TV and he's on the tennis court.
"All the basketball teams, the soccer teams from back there …" he paused with a soft chuckle of support, "… I've got their backs."
And Lucic, known as someone not to be trifled with, is a handy guy to have in your corner.