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

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