May 12, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Bruins right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) carries the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter Roundup: Jaromir Jagr and Matt Cooke

I have decided to do another new feature that will hopefully be daily but we will see. I’m always on twitter and sometimes the things people say are very interesting. Some people have some strong opinions and sometimes 140 characters isn’t enough to tell them how wrong or right they are. So here’s the Twitter Roundup, where I will take tweets I see out there in the twitterverse and respond to them right here on Too Many Men on the Site.

What really made me want to do this is a tweet I saw from last night (I’m going to keep this one as confidential as possible because I don’t want to be too hard on them). Here is part of what the tweet said (the part I had a problem with):

“Jagr doesn’t care about the game anymore. He only cares about MONEY!”

When I read this I couldn’t believe my eyes. Jaromir Jagr is one of the best players to play the game and deserves way more respect than that. A Pittsburgh Penguins fan wrote this and I am going to chalk it up to an unfortunate cocktail of anger over the loss to the Boston Bruins and bitterness over Jagr signing with the Philadelphia Flyers when he returned from the KHL. The thing with Jagr is he loves the game but he isn’t in his 20′s anymore. Giving your all in the playoffs is hard especially when your run is this long. Jagr is 40 and tired, which is why it may not seem like he is all in. I can assure you he has enough money to retire, he is playing for the love of the game and for anyone to think otherwise is disrespectful.

Another tweet that caught my attention was one by the king of twitter himself, left bench for the Phoenix Coyotes, Mr. Paul Bissonnette. He was putting his two cents in on the Matt Cooke hit on Adam McQuaid from the Penguins game last night.

Now I didn’t see the Brad Marchand hit so I’m just going to talk about the Cooke one and the interesting picture BizNasty brought to our attention. Clearly McQuaid saw Cooke coming the hit deserved a penalty but not an ejection or suspension. I don’t think there would have been an ejection if it wasn’t Cooke that hit him. Cooke has a long history of dirty play and that may have made the refs biased towards him. There will not be a hearing for Cooke and the last tweet I have from Darren Dreger will explain why.

Because history isn’t taken into consideration until a hearing Cooke won’t have one. I can see this series creating a whole new Boston Pittsburgh rivalry that will make for some amazing games of the next week.

If you see a tweet you think I should talk about in the Twitter Roundup email it to us at [email protected].



Tags: Adam McQuaid Boston Bruins Jaromir Jagr Matt Cooke Pittsburgh Penguins Twitter

  • Willy W

    Jagr is 41, just so you know. And I believe the reason the person brought up why he was still playing/ the money, is because it’s been widely talked about on Sports radio that Jagr has or had a Gambling problem & blew thru all his money. If he returns next season then I would lean towards him playing for the money because IMO he is “Done”.

    • Katrina Capp

      Well I didn’t know about the gambling thing in all fairness but You cannot say that he is not giving his all out there. I still think he is effective and would kill to have him on my team. The playoffs take a lot out of him but I don’t think he is done.

      • Willy W

        His Heart is still in the game but his skating legs arent. He can only go in short shifts & when he gets caught out there too long he’s a liability because of the lack of “Legs”. He also has been more of an Assist man & cant seem to score any goals anymore BUT not from lack of trying, he just lacks the Omph on his shots now a days. Hall of Famer for sure but I still feel he’s done. Better to go out with your head held high then go out all washed up…

        • Katrina Capp

          If his heart is still in the game than he isn’t playing for the money that’s the whole point.He is still an assist in the regular season he’s just getting to old for intense playoff action.

    • LaurieLacey

      Jagr’s done okay, as his playoff assists total indicates.

  • LaurieLacey

    What I didn’t like about the Cooke hit, was the way he placed his arm between McQuaid’s shoulder blades. A nasty hit and worst than the Marchand hit.