Re: Thornton Wants To Retire In Boston
posted at 10/25/2011 10:43 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Thornton Wants To Retire In Boston
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Thornton Wants To Retire In Boston : No worries. I'll bring you up to speed. While Shawn Thornton was protecting him with his excitement dancing on the bench and his requests for staged fisticuffs, Matt Cooke ended Savard's career with a vicious elbow to the head. Thornton taugh him a lesson, however, by fighting Cooke one time. Yep, that's protection!
Posted by Not-A-Shot[/QUOTE]
That's an excellent point.
This "code" that they were talking about when the Pens first met the Bruins the first time after that - that the one fight would settle everythng and then it would be done... what nonsense that really is.
Fighting used to have a purpose, if you gave out a cheap shot the bench would empty out after you.
Now in this staged fight age, the low lifes get away with it.
Bring real fighting back. Cooke shold be in a fight every Bruins game.
*** People, really give this a serious thought. ***
Think about that tv cop hero who disregards the rules - and gets results - and the majority love that guy.
People cheer that guy.
But then you have unwritten rules, like the unwritten rules of fighting in hockey.
And anybody who breaks those rules, and gets results - people hate that guy.
People boo that guy.
S Thornton breaks the rules by fighting and stays within the unwritten code and people like that.
S Avery breaks the rules in new and creative ways outside of the code and people hate that.