Let's first show what happened when Matt Cooke hit Marc Savard with the cheap shot that led up to what should have been a bloodbath this week against the Penguins.
For the entire two weeks prior to the rematch between the Penguins and the Bruins, everyone wanted Cooke's head on a platter. Right off the bat, just two minutes into the first period, here's what happened to Cooke, courtesy of Shawn Thornton.
Although Thornton did give Cooke a beating, that was it for the entire game. Cooke skated around freely for the entire game, minus the first two minutes of the first period. That is a goddamn joke! One of our players is out for the entire season on a dirty hit and all we did was give him a 30 second fight with a couple of punches to the head during and afterward. I admire Shawn Thornton for taking it upon himself to dish out that beating, but for the rest of the team, I am ashamed and embarrassed that we did not lay the wood for all three periods. Not to be forgotten, we also lost the game 3-0.
If it doesn't take one of your best players being blind sided and taken out for the remainder of the season to light a fire under your ass, I don't know if anything is going to get the Bruins back on track to make a post-season run. I wonder just how bad they actually want it.
Thanks to clydeorama for the photo of Matt Cooke.