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.
If they did a thing on villans of the nhl and matt cooke would be on that list along with several others. Cooke didn't want to take his visor off cause of who he was fighting here. This is the only time I have no problem with Thornton still throwing late cause he never does. Cooke tried to fight early but he's only a little guy and a puke but at least he didn't runaway.
Cook must be happy to get that over with early. Kind of over-the-top of Thornton to keep swinging after banging Cooke's face into the ice but I guess he was excited. Thornton is big and tough, Cooke is smaller and tough.
Win to Thornton...not a thrashing but a convincing win.