March 18, 2010
VS
1st Period - 1:58
2009-2010 Regular Season
Voting Results
Shawn Thornton 91.7% (231 votes)
Matt Cooke 3.6% (9 votes)
Draw 4.8% (12 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by brad houghton on March 18, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Cooke is a huge cancer and exactly what is wrong with the new pussified NHL.......he has how many knee on knee cheap shots to his name??? all that being said he came out and dropped the gloves like a man and took his beating (props)......and yea Thorton was perfectly fine to keep hitting him when he was down....Cooke is a wanker

Posted by JaCort16 on March 19, 2010 at 05:31 PM

I think everyone has established how idiotic pmarz1 is...... bet you he is a tough guy too, like thornton! hahahahaha what punks.

Posted by Leafs2006 on March 18, 2010 at 09:56 PM

Love the Penguins, hate Cooke....he is a cheap shot artist....and cant fight worth a shit.......

Posted by bruiseyoureye on March 18, 2010 at 09:46 PM

matt cooke (who is not a fighter) did pretty well against boston's enforcer.........lucic was invisible....every time godard was out on the ice..........lucic skated to the bench for some reason? i was hoping lucic was going to fight godard.

Posted by whipper on March 18, 2010 at 08:34 PM

Thornton SUCKSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! pussy

Posted by dogace on March 19, 2010 at 04:18 PM

good job cooke for dropping them. actually pretty descent fight. i really like thorton,besides him the bruins showed no heart ,no emotion. where was lucic. the pens actually played more physical and out hit them.thats why they are cup winners and boston wont make the playoffs. i'll take thorton anyday though! lucic had a chance to fight goddard after goddard nearly killed him center ice! bruins fans should be embarressed! bruins dont deserve thorton... but no one even checked crosby! gutless team! pens out hit those heartless pussies!!

Posted by patou147441 on March 18, 2010 at 08:58 PM

Thornton should be fire to show a poor demonstration against Cooke. What a shame! The only way he could impress Cooke and the crowd was to throw sucker punches.... Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

Posted by GSP09 on March 18, 2010 at 09:32 PM

T hornton taking a smaller guy again , what a dummy. Godard would destroy him, that's why he's choosing Cooke so he won't have to fight Godard what a coward.

Posted by camill on March 19, 2010 at 09:54 AM

Cooke landed the better of the punches standing up. Thornton the better at the end. Maybe the next time Chara will have to fight Cooke. The rest of the Bruins team is afraid of him.look how good he did against Thornton (the Bruins best goon) Chara is to important to be fighting.. The Bruins and their management are a joke..Jack Edwards and the Bruins are the best at talking but what do they actually do?? NOTHING!!! I used to be a Bruin fan but now I can only laugh at them...

Posted by jmfpgh on March 19, 2010 at 04:48 PM

thorton is a punk that should be tossed out of the nhl. he never got near any of the penguin bigmen because he is a punk. 2 weeks to get pissed and he did nothing

Posted by CHRISNEILNATOR on March 18, 2010 at 08:54 PM

I GIVE PROPS TO COOKE FOR FIGHTING A TUFF GUY .MIGHTY ATOM YOUR PHAG YOU WOULDNT FIGHT SHAWN THORNTON IF YOU HAD A HELMET WITH A CAGE ON YOU PUSSY.COOKE WITH THE EASY WIN

Posted by runky on March 19, 2010 at 01:14 AM

ok - there is no doubt that Cooke's hit was late and high but Thornton is a 2 min a game goon and Cooke is a 15 mins 40 point a season guy. What the heck??? Thornton wins but barely. Great for Matt to come out and take on the toughest buy in Beantown - which actually isn't saying much. I love that Boston is going to miss the playoffs and they can thank the running around they did tonight. Was it worth it you clowns??

Posted by The Mob on March 18, 2010 at 10:10 PM

To turtle or not to turtle .... that was the question for Matt Cooke. It's on the borderline of bravery and just plain stupidity !!! Oh well, he got what he had coming. Nobody likes him because he's a first class IDIOT !!! If only he knew. Eight games for Wizzy? c'mon !!! Two games for Ovie? should have been 20.

Posted by GCBC00 on March 18, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Both were willing but only one truly wanted to fight and he won-Thornton. Cooke knew it was coming and dropped em', but threw and quickly turtled after a brief exchange. Don't back out and drop to your knees after trying to throw a couple to say you 'did it' and now you're off the hook. WIN THORNTON

Posted by trubba on March 20, 2010 at 09:06 AM

bruins won the battle but lost the war ...... wasted energy on an idiot

Posted by Paticus91 on March 24, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Cooke didn't get enough wish the bruins kept throwing bodies at him win thort

Posted by doeboy76 on March 18, 2010 at 11:12 PM

a few good punches Thornton with the win

Posted by Pittsburgh Dan on March 18, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Thornton land one shot at the end of the fight. Interesting coments on this fight. Also interesting that the Boston boys did not challenge Godard!!

Posted by Togalthorpe on March 18, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Cooke is a tool for not dropping his bucket Win Thornton

Posted by Behn Wilson on March 19, 2010 at 02:36 AM

Props to Cooke for taking his lumps without hesitation, although I still think there's more pain coming in the future before he can actually achieve some sort of closure.

Posted by shrk33 on March 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM

at least Cooke was a man and didn't run away this time. Kept his helmet and visor on though, not shocking. Cooke took his beating by Thornton and the Bruins got some revenge back.

Posted by jemihami on March 18, 2010 at 09:26 PM

Hahaha! Thorton wins and Bruins lose! I was hoping Ms. Big Nose" would get her ass handed to him by Godard.

Posted by tyrone on March 18, 2010 at 09:35 PM

WTF are the Penguins players cheering for. Fukcing [email protected] Cooke got killed. Wish he would have got the fukc knocked out. He is the cheapest punk in the league. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Way to go Shawny boy!

Posted by Ripper20 on March 18, 2010 at 10:53 PM

All Thornton! "Nuff said!

Posted by radioactiverich on March 19, 2010 at 04:21 PM

Wow you get called out for a week solid and you still won't take off your visor when asked. That a boy princess.

Posted by Wensinkfan on March 19, 2010 at 08:20 AM

Thornton won the fight and Cooke was willing. All of that is beside the point. The point is it wasn't good enough. When I first watched hockey and a guy gets a shot like Savard did there would be players, equipment and blood on the ice. The 1970 cup team was there. I'm totally embarrased that hockey has been knocked down by a bunch of P C parents with nothing to do but get in other people's business. There should have been a lot more damage done to Cooke and his team when they jump in. This sport was designed a certain way and the P C parents are making it almost deadly to play by their rules. I say pick a couple guys to make a sacrifice and take a suspension. Pay the coaches fine. It would have been better than what I saw last night.

Posted by Spanky_Jazz on March 19, 2010 at 01:17 AM

All Thorny.

Posted by bigpucks on March 21, 2010 at 01:41 AM

too little too late, should have happened last week

Posted by stevkrause on March 19, 2010 at 01:05 PM

As others have said, Cooke is a joke of a player and of a human being, he deserved MUCH worse than this...

Posted by BooSanta on March 25, 2010 at 01:15 AM

Absolutely love the class Cooke showed skating right over to Thorts knowing he was going to have to take his medicine. Thorts delivered a bit. And since this is a vengeance fight the code has been suspended when the Zebs tried to break it up. Boston lost this game so I don't think it's over.

Posted by b.t.wilson on March 18, 2010 at 09:20 PM

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.

Posted by Frankie jr on March 18, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Thornton won the fight cooke is a dirty player good for Thornton.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on March 18, 2010 at 08:54 PM

at least Cooke showed up, but all Thornton

Posted by bruiser11 on March 19, 2010 at 02:18 PM

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.

Posted by Towmater on March 18, 2010 at 08:49 PM

Easy win for Thornton, too bad Cooke the puke turtled so easy, Thornton was just starting to really get busy

Posted by lowsco77 on March 19, 2010 at 02:59 AM

Disappointed that Thornton didn't really give him the business. Notice that Cooke is a pussy for not taking his helmet off when Thornton motioned to him to do so. I am a hockey fan and I think fighting does have a place in the game and I generally don't hope that a guy gets hurt in a fight but Cooke deserved a lot worse than this and eventually somewhere down the road he will get it. Check out his post game interview. His smug comments about "I obliged" is so see through. He wore his visor and crumpled to the ice as soon as he got tagged once knowing the refs would jump in. I

Posted by bruins rule on March 18, 2010 at 10:29 PM

thornton gets the win in this fight.the only bad thing that happened the fight was over too quick cooke needed a longer beating.

Posted by boldbilly on March 20, 2010 at 09:40 AM

I actually took the time to read the posted comments and have to laugh at all the idiotic remarks posted ....SO HERE IT IS UNBIASED........ 1) Thornton won a close fight ........yes it was a lot closer than Bruin fans would have you believe. 2) As bad as Cooke deserved the beating ..... it also shows how Thornton has really no class for the hitting ,after Cooke had fallen. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT..... REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU IDIOT BRUIN FANS THINK............Better yet I'm sure Thornton knows this HIMSELF ..HE LOOKED CHEAP AND COWARDLY ....... That's why the misconduct.He should have waited for another shift and gone after him again to send the message......PERIOD 3) Bruins may have won the battle but they lost the war ..........they probably won't make the play-offs. But look at the bright side you can blame Matt Cooke for everything and you got to beat him up.......AND EVEN THAT WASN'T DONE RIGHT..................Bruins and their organization are pretty sad...........oh well............FORE THIS IS AN UPDATE EDIT TO PMARZ1 ..........THE IDIOT WHAT PART OF MY STATEMENT DON'T YOU AGREE WITH a ) it wasn't a close fight ! Thorton won I said so .....but it WAS CLOSER THAN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN B) THORNTON LOOKED CLASSY HITTING HIM WHILE HE WAS DOWN? C) OR I GUESS YOU THINK THAT BRUINS ARE CUP BOUND. OBVIOUSLY I OWE YOU AN APOLOGY I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT YOU ARE MENTALLY CHALLENGED AND I GUESS I'M GUILTY OF NOT REALIZING THIS IN ADVANCE.................I PROMISE TO GO EASY ON YOU IN THE FUTURE...............IN THE MEANTIME I HOPE YOUR TREATMENTS GO WELL............IN CLOSING I WOULD LIKE TO SAY OLE OLE OLE OLE ,,,,,,,,,,OLE OLE HERE WE GO AGAIN ANOTHER EDIT LOL LOL LOL Dear Hal 29, Please see point# 2 This is where I say that Cooke DESERVED the beating. At no point do I mention or condone Cookes' actions as acceptable. ( CONDONE MEANS THAT I SUPPORT OR AGREE WITH) you illiterate. Man are you ever an idiot I'm surprised you can type.I can go on here but let's make it brief and simple for you and pmarz1 , BECAUSE I THINK YOU SHARE THE SAME BRAIN , AND WHILE YOU WERE POSTING HE HAD POSSESION OF IT ..........ANYWAY.......... 1) YES THE FIGHT WAS CLOSE HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DESTROYED BUT WASN'T . THORTON COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB WITHOUT LOOKING CHEAP. 2) You don't hit people when they're down that's cowardly and that's why he got a misconduct penalty. MAYBE THAT IS FAIRPLAY IN BOSTON THOUGH. 3) I'M NOT EVEN GOING TO COMMENT ON YOUR MINDLESS RANT ABOUT SIMON, LARAQUE AND ALL THAT GARBAGE ABOT WHAT THEY USED TO DO 20,30,40 YEARS AGO. No........ what I'm going to do is suggest you get some professional help soon and I'll say a prayer for you . Be well P.s......................BRUINS WILL NOT MAKE THE PLAY-OFFS

Posted by Kaderson on March 19, 2010 at 06:42 AM

Well, all this shows is that Thornton has less class than even Cooke. Sure the hit was dirty, if Cooke knew trouble was coming. Cooke went to see Thornton he know what was coming, and Thornton meat head goes and sinks lower. Punches after the fights over. Thornton is a retard, im surprised he doesn't wear a drool catcher on his helmet.

Posted by GarthButcher on March 20, 2010 at 03:45 PM

At the 0:40 mark you will see the Pens engage in quite possibly the least enthusiastic stick banging ever. This was really David vs. Goliath if David was sans sling. Heavy suspensions are a much better way to deal with the likes of Cooke.

Posted by rad8 on March 19, 2010 at 12:02 AM

yay, I cheer whenever cooke gets tuned. esjay is right, another bruin should have fought him a second or third time....

Posted by Doogle on March 18, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Cooke came out and did what he had to do. Of corse Thornton has to cheap shot him when he goes down. What Cooke did doesn't matter at this point in the fight, cheap is cheap. I'm surprised that p*ssy Lucic didn't go after one of the Pens "non" fighters like he always does and show how much of a puke he is. Cooke lost but more importantly Pens beat them on the scoreboard. Win - Thornton

Posted by yngblonde1 on March 19, 2010 at 09:16 AM

Big deal,an enforcer beats a smaller man. At least the smaller man stepped up, unlike the "ruins" when cooke knocked out their player weeks ago with a CLEAN non called hit.. The Pens are a lock for the playoffs and the "ruins" are in by the narrowest margin,eigth place,so far. They only had like 16 shots on goal. But the "ruins" fans need something to cheer for. Their enforcer fighting a non fighter. As far as Godard, Thorton would rather eat his own "POO" then fight Godard. Godard hit him twice and he ran away, never faced him.

Posted by cory411 on March 18, 2010 at 09:18 PM

Close fight... LOL Now if cooke gains 25 more pounds he might not need to hide.....Jk Cooke showed up.... Thats a good thing..... !!!!!!!!! It should have been more lopsided... Fcuk Thornton should hang up the skates, thats fcukn weak........ CHARA/RUPP fight is here..................http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDXF0qFubcU

Posted by kronvallizer78 on March 19, 2010 at 02:55 PM

Payback time for the Bruins for the Savard hit. Cooke gets his clock cleaned. Gutless by Thornton to deliver blows while the opposition is on the ice Win Thornton though

Posted by RCSheppy on March 19, 2010 at 01:05 AM

Thornton with the KD win.

Posted by BrewzYourEye on March 19, 2010 at 07:46 AM

Typical coward pussy getting his ass beat. Cooke should have just been suspended to save him and his team some face. ICE CHICKENS are the biggest pussies in the league hands down.

Posted by pensjrg on March 19, 2010 at 09:39 AM

Matt Cooke did what he had to do! Thorton did what he had to do! But come on, the Bruins as a team??? They should have been hitting everything that moved and passing out checks like the first of the month!! They barely showed up!! 3-0 PENS!

Posted by mcrib on March 19, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Refried Beantown fans reek of the farts from the anuses from which they speak. You gotta get a grip. Cooke's role is to hit hard, but he's not intentially trying to hurt the guy. Cooke clearly hits with the shoulder and keeps his elbows down. How many of you posters have even played the game? Some of us still play and coach, but none of us play at the speed at which the NHL'ers do. Cooke was going to make an open ice hit. and the game happens fast. Plain and simple. I believe Cooke when he says he doesnt want to see a guy seriously hurt. At least he took his lumps like a man. Get over it Boston!

Posted by DiscoStu on March 19, 2010 at 11:37 AM

That little bitch hid behind his visor and dropped to the ice as soon as it was getting started. He'll get his his yet. For a guy a cheap as Cooke how is it he only has a handful of fights? Because he's the biggest pussy in the league.

Posted by Bacon Rogue on March 20, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Glad to see Cooke get smacked around after the Savard hit. Just a shame he didn't get carried off on a stretcher as well.

Posted by craigw99 on March 21, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Cooke took what was coming to him. He did the right thing.

Posted by Clark75 on March 19, 2010 at 08:44 AM

Nice to see that cheap bastard Cooke get what he deserved. Hopefully more to come.

Posted by Bruins29 on March 21, 2010 at 06:55 PM

Thornton gave him a good beating - and gets the easy win. Cooke is a piece of sh**

Posted by aedling on February 20, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Fuck Cooke. Every enforcer in the NHL should do this every time Cooke sets foot on the ice, every shift, until this loser gets out of the NHL for good. Shame on any NHL team that employs this scumbag.

Posted by KING DUB on March 18, 2010 at 09:48 PM

GREAT FIGHT But thornton shouldnt have hit him while he was being held back.

Posted by Phantoms on March 19, 2010 at 01:25 PM

Too bad that was the only time Cooke had to answer the bell. Skirt.

Posted by Jellyczar on May 06, 2017 at 01:31 PM

The dirtiest puke in the league gets his butt kicked easily....

Posted by pmarz1 on March 19, 2010 at 12:44 PM

bleepin' refs should have let Thornton drag that gutless puke back to his feet so he could have pounded him more. PittsburgDan and GSP09, you ignorant fks, this wasnt about anyone but Cooke, otherwise, panty waist Sidney would be on life support today. JaCort16, your logic is borderline insane, not to mention your description of what happened. Get back to the quilting bee with the girls you moron. bruiseyoureye, Goddard was on the ice for a total of 3:31 you stupid fk. and most of that was time was skating on and off the ice for intermission. Thanks for reconfirming the fact that you still are one of the biggest clowns posting on this site and the best for last, yes you , boldbilly, queen of the unbiased posts(ha!), I too read the posts and yours tops them all for being classless and ignorant, among other things. The rules of engagement went out the window when your boyfriend refused to remove his helmet/visor and he only exacerbated the issue went he turtled. This wasnt a close fight and no one expected it to be other than dik suking, panty waist figure skaters like yourself.

Posted by schulzie on March 19, 2010 at 04:21 AM

Thornton should have pulled Cooke back up on his feet to keep pounding him.

Posted by Detroit_Caps on March 18, 2010 at 10:45 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Turtle up there Crook!! Damn he's trykng tpo replace Lemeiux as the NHLs pussy cheap shot artist isnt he?

Posted by DARCY T on September 05, 2010 at 01:11 PM

thornton won but i would expected an easy way.cooke made it really tough for him

Posted by skierleeub on March 20, 2010 at 06:50 PM

The cheapshot artist took his pounding, would have like to see him remove his visor though. Maybe Thornton wouldn't have thrown those few extra then. Not that I'm complaining, if the league is not going to take care of this punk, the enforcers are going to have to.

Posted by killabstingz on March 19, 2010 at 01:58 PM

Get used to this Matty, the target's on you now.

Posted by Deadhead on March 19, 2010 at 08:41 AM

I'm schocked that that little bitch Cooke did not try and hide behind one of his team mates.

Posted by hal29 on March 19, 2010 at 10:23 PM

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 thorny boldbilly 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!!

Posted by salmon dog on March 19, 2010 at 11:53 PM

They should've run the bitch Cooke all night long. He got his ass handed to him.

Posted by JustinL611 on March 18, 2010 at 09:07 PM

Cooke actually fought but didn't lose the visor, so Thornton took it off for him then got beaten down as expected.

Posted by metz87 on March 18, 2010 at 08:58 PM

Thornton clearly wins this fight.

Posted by Noah7296 on March 23, 2010 at 07:41 PM

you know youre scared of the guy when you wont take the visor off. Props to Thorton for getting the helmet off and cooke down

Posted by Soulcrusher84 on March 24, 2010 at 03:20 AM

Thornton with the easy win. Cooke is a piece of shit.

Posted by Sgt Rock on March 19, 2010 at 08:39 AM

The pussy wouldn't take off the visor so he deserved the shots when he was down on the ice. To the idiots asking why a Bruin didn't challenge Goddard, Why? He's not the cheap shot artist that hit Savard. Someone should have taken Sid the flop artists' head off and then see what the league would do. Also, why do we have to bring Lucic into this - this was about Cooke and he still deserves a ton more than he got last night. Probably won't happen this season but it's coming...

Posted by PondHockey18 on March 18, 2010 at 11:52 PM

I'm continually impressed with Thornton as a fighter, but here's an ethical quandry...continuing to throw when a player is down is uncool, but we all know Cooke is an uber-pest and perhaps deserves a little extra beating...was Thornton right to keep throwing? Discuss.

Posted by ewinters80 on March 19, 2010 at 12:10 AM

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

Posted by Razor73 on March 19, 2010 at 04:43 AM

Cooke did dive early into save water to prevent further damage. What a f***ing coward.

Posted by hockeyfan217 on March 22, 2010 at 07:13 AM

a hard right from Thornton sent Cooke to his knees

Posted by qmchugh on March 19, 2010 at 11:00 PM

I give Cooke credit for showing up. I wish the B's did for the game, or at least make Cooke answer the bell a few more times.

Posted by DMM on March 19, 2010 at 05:17 PM

Pay backs a bitch huh Cooke. SOOOO happy to see Thornton kick his ass. Cooke is cheap punk.

Posted by Luque1 on March 19, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Shawn, predictably

Posted by staceyb on March 19, 2010 at 01:40 PM

Shawn Thornton my man! Give that dirty bleeper one for me, too!

Posted by EdNo on March 24, 2010 at 05:15 PM

Seriously people??!! HOW THE F#CK COULD ANYBODY SAY COOKE WON THIS FIGHT?????? ... and for all you righteous pukes who are dissing Thornton for breaking the goddamned stupid "code" by punching Cooke after he was down, if you EVER played a sport, or EVER had a friend, or EVER had delusions of being a man, put yourself in Shawn's skin for a second: your teammate Savard was put out, maybe forever, by a cheapshot from Cooke, don't you think you owe it to Marc to punish the gutless [email protected]?? get real and recognize that was EXACTLY what Thorton should have done in that situation...you people make me sick; please cease to exist!!!

Posted by nighthawk walt on March 19, 2010 at 08:22 PM

Normally,would not give as favorable a rating to Thornton-hitting after the refs were breaking it up.But in this case Cooke deserved everything he got.

Posted by NHO3713 on March 19, 2010 at 08:18 PM

what a loser cooke is Thornton fcked him up i cant believe they only went after cooke once

Posted by hellawaits77 on March 19, 2010 at 06:42 AM

Decent fight. Thornton took the lead early and didn't look back. Cheap shots at the end were pretty lame, but you Bruins fans will say Cooke deserved it.

Posted by Esjay1980 on March 18, 2010 at 09:09 PM

Minor credit to Cooke for dropping them...but that's it; he should have taken off the bucket too; here's hoping somebody else gets him before the night is over...maybe Lucic...maybe Stuart...hell maybe even Chara...but that guy hasn't learned his lesson hard enough yet....and nor has the NHL. If Campbell had done his job none of this would be necessary...

Posted by Bullybeatdown on March 20, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Win Thornton. Can someone please go over to the Chicago Blackhawks board an explain to those idiot Blackhawk fans why this fight took place,

Posted by elmcity03431 on March 18, 2010 at 11:05 PM

its funny, i think brokenleg is torn. he likes shawn thornton, but hates the bruins.

Posted by fernben8 on March 19, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Hallelujah !!

Posted by cb1969 on March 19, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Thornton wants to remove the lids and Cooke will have none of it. What do you mean props to Cooke Behn Wilson, he got his butt handed to him and he it was not even as bad as what it should have been! No way this guy should be on this team, he should be on Anaheim with the rest of the cheapshot artists in the league! Hands down win for Thornton.

Posted by Rypienrocks on March 19, 2010 at 01:19 AM

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.

Posted by fmcoolj on March 18, 2010 at 08:47 PM

Win Thornton ... hard to believe that Cooke not too happy that Thornton gives him a few extra afterwards ...

Posted by Se7en on March 18, 2010 at 09:28 PM

I wish Cooke would have taken more of a beating in this fight. I dont think that we've seen the last beatdown that matt cooke will receive on behalf of the bruins.

Posted by FistsOfReason on March 19, 2010 at 10:55 AM

If a player's helmet comes off their head during the fight, then the fight should stop. There is too great a risk of their head hitting the ice and serious injury occurring. Your brain is something you can't replace. It would stupidity to take their helmet off before the fight.

Posted by TheBattleShip on March 21, 2010 at 01:02 PM

Going by Thortons comments after the game, this is done. With that said, I don't really understand all the outrage at Matt Cooke. Anyone who didn't like his hit on Savard should be mad at Savard. He violated the FIRST rule of hockey.......KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AT ALL TIMES!!!!

Posted by roaddogg02316 on March 18, 2010 at 08:48 PM

Cooke is a pansy for not wanting to take the buckets off after Thornton asked. Probably too scared of the beating he was gonna take. Clear domination to Thornton. Not sure how at least one of you says Thornton sucks. Must be stupid or something.

Posted by tovar on March 19, 2010 at 06:10 AM

cooke( fighting with visor on) deserved it. This guy is zero-nothing. Compared with this guy avery is mr.nice guy. I dont know ehy everybody hate avery he got big mouth thats all he didnt hurt nobody....but cooke...i dont know something is wrong with him,he and downie are like evil twins.

Posted by GO16 on March 19, 2010 at 08:30 AM

Too bad Thornton didn't drive Cookes' head into the ice and teach this cheap shot artist a real lesson !! Idiots like Cooke and Chris Neal (another coward) should be given bigger suspensions to curb the crap they pull on the ice but of course the douchebags who run the NHL don't have the balls !!

Posted by bgbdbrew70 on March 26, 2010 at 12:58 PM

nothing to add as ed-no said it all!!!!great review ed....

Posted by tenmike on March 19, 2010 at 06:45 AM

Cooke didn't back down.

Posted by athlete9393 on March 19, 2010 at 09:09 PM

Fuck you Cooke!!!!!

Posted by monroex on March 19, 2010 at 02:22 PM

Wonder how long the revenge will be &hopefully nobody else gets seriously hurt in the process. Glad Cooke at least accepts it &mans up to take his beating (s?).

Posted by martyshannon on March 20, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Everyone talking about Thornton throwing punches after Cooke was down can shut up. After what Cooke did to Sarvard he deserves no respect.

Posted by Caps44 on September 03, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Thank you Mr. Thornton! Too bad that you weren't allowed to finish the job.

Posted by fanman475 on March 25, 2010 at 02:54 PM

Who the hell voted for Cooke or for Draw in this one?!? Obvious win for Thornton. Cooke got the first shot in, but after that it was ALL Thornton. Great win, and I was glad to see Cooke get his ass kicked and Thornton landing the extra shots.

Posted by cjgibs on March 18, 2010 at 09:09 PM

Cheap Shot Cooke shouldn't even be playing - but since he is, it was nice to see his ass kicked.

Posted by moneybags on March 19, 2010 at 03:31 AM

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!!

Posted by Dave Brown HOF on March 22, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Can't believe that cheap pice of shit Cooke actually dropped the gloves. And I'm glad he did because I loved seeing him get his ass handed to him. He's still a punk, especially for using the Calgary rule and not losing the lid but what do you expect from a scumbag like that. And for the guy who was saying that that Cooke isn't a cheap player...What in the F#CK are you talking about. I watched that cheap piece of trash in Vancouver for years, cheap shot guys with knee on knee hits, elbows, late hits, hits to the head and then ran away like a scared little bitch. He's the prime example of a player who hides behind the instigator rule. You wouldn't have seen any of his antics 15 years ago because he would have learned quickly that he has to pay for his actions and if he refused to, he'd probably end up dead. He deserved what he got, INCLUDING the punches while he was on the ice. It's too bad that it was Thornton giving him the beating as he's not the biggest or toughest guy around and seems like a pretty straight up guy. It would have been nice if this had of been years ago and a nutjob like Gaetz, Odjick, Brown, Twist etc. would have hurt him the way he deserves to be hurt. Then again, he wouldn't have done it years ago

Posted by jbaktai on March 18, 2010 at 10:38 PM

GOOD. Cook deserves worse, he's a little shit he deserves to be knocked out and hard. How can any1 be a fan of this douce. Thorton owned him just like everyone thought he would.

Posted by b_eazzzy on March 19, 2010 at 01:31 PM

sure was surprised to see cooke willing to go right away.......that being said, it was great seeing thornton beat that cheap ass.

Posted by jschroe14 on March 19, 2010 at 09:10 PM

All Thornton, wish Cooke would have been taken out on a stretcher

Posted by Bobcats on March 19, 2010 at 09:24 AM

Anyone who says Cooke won this fight is a fool. Thorton, at the end of the shift, saw what he was waiting for for 12 days. He asked him to take of the helmets - Cooke of course declined because he isn't a man - so Thorton was methodical, got the opportunity to take off Cooke's bucket - and then flattened him with the haymakers. Complete and total one sided domination. Anyone who fights with a visor is a pansy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YKe3Jm1lXQ Slow-mo at the end of this broadcast shows Cooke actually not even landing a pnch and Thorton's one punch bomb at the end

Posted by patricio on November 04, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Cooke got what was coming to him for that hit on savard. Not upset that Thornton kept swinging

Posted by Bosoxfan3 on March 18, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Cooke's visor is sort of him in a nutshell... go around cheap-shotting people while not being man enough to play without a face shield. As a bruins fan I'm glad Thornton kept whaling on him once he was on the ice. The man knocked the #1 center and best offensive player on the team out for the season. He deserved much worse than that. I was hoping Big Z and/or Lucic would come after him later in the game. What a prick.

Posted by Oil Can Henry on March 19, 2010 at 01:20 AM

Lame draw,......really, sparked the Bruins though, I see.....

Posted by DTanna on March 18, 2010 at 08:52 PM

Cooke did what he had to do..and he did it the right way. Now it would only be fair for Thornton to return the favor by meeting Mr. Godard before this one is over.

Posted by st. bernard on March 18, 2010 at 11:24 PM

all thornton

Posted by kona309 on March 19, 2010 at 09:51 AM

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.

Posted by illukka on March 19, 2010 at 11:07 AM

shawn the punisher, good enforcing, and cooke showed he has some balls left inside his vag

Posted by TrueBlue26 on March 19, 2010 at 04:39 PM

im really surprised cooke the smook fought thortnon

Posted by claire alexande on March 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Once a cheapshot Nuck punk, always a cheapshot Nuck punk. Cooke gets off easy by taking a couple of shots and then turtling a la Burrows.

Posted by H.i.t.m.a.n 514 on March 18, 2010 at 08:30 PM

"""THORNTON WIN"""

Posted by BritishRedWing on March 19, 2010 at 06:32 PM

Win Thornton, and thank you on behalf of all true hockey fans. Whenever one of these "pests", and especially this one, gets beat down, it is a good day for hockey. And Cooke was still talking smack after the referees saved him from what could have been a much worse beating. Yeah, Cooke chose to fight, but remember, he DIDN'T TAKE HIS VISOR OFF! Even Thornton motioned for him to do it, and then laughed at him when it was obvious he wouldn't. Cooke, you are an embarrasment to yourself, the city of Pittsburgh, and to players past and present of ice hockey.

Posted by muskokadangler on March 19, 2010 at 09:20 AM

He needs to be beaten a couple of more times and a little better than that but Thornton did what he was supposed to do!!! BT WILSON I love your honesty your the best man!!!!!! :) That is f#*ing funny

Posted by nickfotiu on March 18, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Cooke is a dirty player..deserved at least another pounding

Posted by chad420 on March 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM

linesman should have let him take his medicine....this is just a start..........shawn thornton thanks for letting me get out some frustration sounding off while you layed the smack down

Posted by Clowes ABeast29 on March 19, 2010 at 01:33 AM

Props to cook for answering the bell. Thats good for hockey. And IS GODARD BACK!?!? I coulda swore i saw #28 on the penguins bench!

Posted by travist on March 19, 2010 at 12:03 AM

cooke is a pussy. i hope he gets beat down again. and yes thornton was in the right to keep beating on cooke's melon.

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on September 04, 2010 at 12:44 AM

Cooke gets what he deserves, I think he knew he couldn't run from it and decided to get it over with. Thorts beats his ass and gets the TKO.

Posted by lobo52 on March 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Cooke turtles, he deserved much more

Posted by gatgarson on March 18, 2010 at 10:07 PM

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.

Posted by Tippmann on March 18, 2010 at 08:21 PM

Thornton freaking dominated

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 04, 2015 at 12:57 AM

Thornton smoked Cooke

Posted by Mighty Atom on March 18, 2010 at 08:25 PM

Yellow Cooke kept his helmet... COWARD ! Win THORNTON !

Posted by HevyDevy40 on March 19, 2010 at 12:38 AM

@ Pittsburgh Dan- Hard to challenge Godard when he only played 3 mins the whole game.

Posted by evan29 on March 18, 2010 at 11:40 PM

cooke had it comming

Posted by Blueliner09 on March 22, 2010 at 08:09 AM

As much as I hate Cooke, good for him for standing up for himself and what he did before it began to effect his teammates. The ass kicking he takes here totally took the wind out of the B's sails that night. Thornton wins the battle but the Pens won the war that night. As a B's fan I'd rather see someone else go at Cooke. Not a knock on Thornton, but he's proved that he's game. It's be nice to see someone else step up. Lucic is all busted up, worse than he says in my opinion. But there are others who could have done it.

Posted by EleaticStranger on March 19, 2010 at 02:43 PM

If the refs had allowed Thornton to go just a bit longer then Colin Campbell would be out of a job and we'd be on our way to having our sport back.

Posted by MikeVee on March 18, 2010 at 11:12 PM

Sorry Bruin fans- Nothing to be proud of- The team was embarrassed tonight and Thornton now goes in the same chapter as Hartnell and Avery. Cheap shots while the other guy is down is really lame.