I realize that as Penguins fans, we’re supposed to love each Penguin no matter what, and many of you do.
But there’s this:
I’m sorry, but the previous talk that Matt Cooke is a dirty player has risen to a deafening roar and I’m kind of over Matt Cooke now. He’s playing in the NHL right when the debate about head hits has reached a climax, with Mario fighting for tougher suspensions and even team fines, all because of what happened to Sidney, and Matt Cooke goes and elbows a player IN THE HEAD. Now judgmental eyes of Penguins haters aren’t only on Matt Cooke, they’re on Mario for employing him. [golf clap], Matt. I hope the satisfaction of your elbow connecting with his noggin was worth the trouble you’re causing.
I’m still cheering for the Pens, and when Cooke returns from his suspension, however long it is, I’ll cheer for him because he’s a Pen, but I’m not going to defend him because I know that if some Philadelphia Flyer laid that hit on Sidney Crosby, I’d be gnashing my teeth and grabbing my pitchfork out of my basement to join the front lines of the angry huevo-hunting mob.
Cookie better watch his huevos.