good on cooke for not running away like i would expect him to do (and what i would do). he answered the bell, got thumped as was inevitable. could've been a lot worse really, he pretty much escaped that one. and honestly, i have a hard time getting on thornton for the extra shots, those bruins must be so choked still, i mean, from what i've seen from him, savard is just the nicest guy, and such a terrific player, thats got to be quite demoralizing for the team what happened. cooke and thornton both stepped up, hopefully this ends the \"well if the instigator rule was in place, those hits wouldn't happen\". clearly, that is a moot point.
thornton with the win and a big punch putting cooke down, and a few extra shots for good measures on that puke. but i give him credit for dancing. pussy wouldn't take his helmet off. this was a bad bad game though and bruins need to get thier heads on straight or say goodnight...behn wilson I agree 100%....rypien you serious your a moron dude, you don't think cooke deserved the late punches thornton is an honest fighter, it was a matter of getting justice...don't be a douche all your life. cooke has 5 suspensions in his career...and your pissed about 3 late punches...retard...pittsburgh...lol your funny godard had 1 10 second shift in the game...moron...oil can still a retard, anyone thinks that cooke got the best punches in are retarded and absolute morons, you guys are either haters or pitts homers. it's a clear win for thornyboldbilly your a douche, you are and always will being fucking retard. what it was close what when matt cooke's punches almost connected, how about the coward not taking his helmet off retard. so thornton is cheap for hitting a man down, but it's ok for the cheap hit he gave savard or the cheap ass trip he gave seidenberg so stick up for cooke and call thornton the cheap give me a break. listen to what LB had to say about this so called code. there is no code it doesn't exist you only respect fighters who respect you or the game, other wise anything goes and this is understood by all fighters and players. i guess you don't recall laraque dropping an elbow on chris simon's face at the end of a fight and then threw his hands up like everyone bashes lucic for. so don't tell me there is a code. it doesn't exist. watch hockey 20,30,40 years ago, you telling me they never hit a guy when they were down please, you just sound like bruns hater who tries to justify all that is wrong when there was no wrong. the only thing that was wrong was the hit by cooke, other then that he took a beating from thornton. should there have been more of course but we are talking about this fight, not what could of or should happened. oh and yes bruins will make the playoffs...for sure!!
cooke didn't turtle which i expected. he did however leave his helmet w/ visor on and accepted at the end of a thorntons shift while he was fresh off the bench. disappointing reaction by b's in general.amazing how many people hate the bruins on this board. losers
you know everybody ripps cooke but he dropped his gloved fair and square and took some punches like a man. Its not like he just cowered in a corner.........besides he had a obvious size mismatch and he fought an enforcer while cooke really isn't..........nice late punches while cooke was on the ground by thornton, that sure shows he's tough.
good for thornton to take care of the puke rightaway..shawns a code guy but not to this idiot! pittsburgh dan,,first off goddard on ice only 5min,,and there was no reason to go after him..why didnt he challenge a bruin because he dont like cooke either!!
im gonna call an easy win for thornton. that wasnt required of cooke. he could have just gone and played his game. one thing i will point out is the shots while cooke was down, not a really manly move by thornton.yes cooke is cancer but he is still a player like everyone else. he does deserve some kind of respect. 59ce067264