The Beginning of an Era; It’s Tuukka’s Time

March 20th, 2010 by Ryan Doherty Leave a reply »
After Thursday's 3-0 beat down at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, a lot of Bruins fans jumped from the bandwagon...some for good.

It was the most hyped Bruins game of the season, rivaling even the Winter Classic. Tickets were being scalped for twice as much as a Celtics-Cavaliers and even Celtics-Lakers games.

With Bruins fever in the air once again, it seemed that the black and gold could save face in an otherwise disappointing season. The fans had placed a fictional bounty on the head of Matt Cooke, and were willing to pay long into the night for multiple acts of violence towards the newest Boston villain.

Cooke was the most hated cheap-shot artist in Boston since Ulf Samuelsson, and Daniel Day-Lewis might as well have starred in the game, as fans were expecting blood.

Things started off well enough, with Matt Cooke throwing down with Shawn Thornton. Thornton took the decision, and the crowd was pumped for what they thought would be the start of something more.

Long story short, the something more with Cooke never came, and the Bruins got blanked 3-0. The loss left a sour taste in people's mouths, and has a lot of people tunin ...

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