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Well, folks – tonight’s the night. It’s been 11 days since Matt Cooke’s cheap shot on Marc Savard and the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. All eyes are on Boston. It’s only fitting that today was Shawn Thornton’s weekly appearance on Toucher & Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub this morning.
Thornton said he was well aware that the world was watching tonight and was asked what he thought about the whole situation. “If he was suspended a couple games – it would probably be over.”
The radio hosts mentioned that NHL Disciplinarian, Colin Campbell, will be present for tonight’s game and plans on speaking to both teams prior to the game.
“I hope it’s a 2-way conversation.”
The players on both teams should be allowed to speak their mind with Campbell and if they don’t feel comfortable speaking to him in a group setting, there should be an opportunity to speak their minds privately. We’ve all seen the effects concussions have on people. Thornton mentioned that one his best friends had to retire from the game because of concussions.
Pretty much every Bruins fan out there wants Cooke’s head and is expecting his blood on the ice at some point in the game. Fred Toucher asked if Cooke would fight, Thornton responded, “Depends on who it is.” Thornton went on to talk about Cooke’s history of turtling when he knew he couldn’t win.
Toucher followed that question up by asking Shawn if Matt Cooke would fight him. “No.” Classy. Matt Cooke is a puss.
Video c/o Hockey Web Cast – amazing work, guys!
If you want to hear the entire Thornton interview, head on over to the Toucher & Rich section of 98.5 The Sports Hub – it should be up later on today. *EDIT* Here’s today’s podcast featuring the interview with Shawn Thornton.
During an interview withe 590 The Fan in Toronto, NHL Head disciplinarian, Colin Campbell, called the hit on Marc Savard as “”shoulder to head.” and didn’t see Matt Cooke’s elbow with Savard’s head.
Now, I know I’m just some dumb blogger – but is anyone shocked? Now, I could say ‘I told you so!’ – but I’m not going to. For the first time I’m really upset. After the hit and everyone called for Cooke’s head – I knew nothing was going to happen and SURE ENOUGH! BOOM! Campbell strikes again.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on twitter that Campbell said it was matter of consistency , that if it happens next year, the suspension would be stiffer and that Matt Cooke would NOT be suspended for the possible season ending hit on Marc Savard. Ummm Are you kidding me? Just out of curiosity, what’s a stiffer suspension that NO GAMES? One Game? Half Game? A slap on the hand and no sent to bed with no supper? Can you also explain to me how mocking a slutty girl is worse than giving a man a concussion?
Colin Campbell is a joke.
Since you can’t get suspended for possibly cutting the season short for someone, it’s payback time. Can’t beat’em? Join’em.
Listen, I know two wrongs don’t make a right and it’s about being the bigger person and all that happy horse shit – but I want a repeat of the November 1st, 2009 game against the Stars. I want blood on the ice. I want Matt Cooke, to quote Amanda from Melrose Place, to be left with that proverbial wish – that he never was born.
Looch, I’m looking at you. Campbell already thinks you’re a thug for doing NOTHING, why not give him a real reason to hate you. I want Wideman falling on people & breaking their bones, I want the return of One Hit Hunwick, I want Chara to use their fourth line as finger puppets. Ok, that was a bit much – but you get my point.
Do I want them to win? Of course I do and I know fisticuffs could get in the way. But I don’t care. It’s payback time and if the refs or Campbell are going to do anything about it, it’s about damn time that the players do. *EDIT* After I posted this, The Sporting News spoke to Vincent Lacavalier of the Lightning(who had a run-in with Cooke) and Vinny said the NHL got is all wrong:
The hit on Savard “makes me sick,” Lecavalier told the St. Petersburg Times. “That’s the type of player he is. He runs around and he hits guys when they are in a vulnerable position. I hope the league does something about it.
“If they don’t, it’s going to be a big mistake, especially protecting a guy like him who has previous times hit guys dirty. I think they should suspend him more than one game.”
Colin Campbell is a joke and needs to be fired. Because what’s going to happen when Cooke clocks someone else and paralyzes them or worse? Will Campbell pull his head out of his ass then?
Wayne Whittaker from the band Verb The Adjective Noun, put up a $100 bounty on Cooke. I said I’ll toss in a 100 and I know Mr. Wendt said he would to. I’m serious – first Bruins player that knocks Cooke out gets the cash! Anyone else want in?