Everyone knows that Matt Cooke laid a dirty, unnecessary hit on Marc Savard, leaving the Bruins' top-line center with a serious concussion. Savard missed a couple of months, played seven playoff games and has yet to play this season with post-concussion syndrome.
Meanwhile, Cooke takes the ice with the Penguins each night, free to get under the skin of opponents and do whatever he feels like.
It is, quite obviously, not very fair.
A couple of weeks after the hit, Shawn Thornton challenged Cooke to a fight in Boston. Thornton won the fight, the Penguins won the game, and that was that.
That night at the Garden — a night when Bobby Orr and his teammates were honored for the 30th anniversary of their Stanley Cup win — was a bad one for the Bruins and their fans. They got smoked on the scoreboard, and a simple hockey fight couldn't make anyone feel better.
Though it's been eight months since Cooke hit Savard, do the Bruins still have unfinished business with Cooke and the Penguins?
Some are sure to say yes. Those fans believe the Bruins never got the revenge they needed, and that can only come in the form of a physical, bruising win over the Penguins.
Others are just as certain to say no. The fact that Savard is still unable to play only drives home the point that what happened to him cannot be avenged on a sheet of ice. It happened, and it was lousy, but there's not much that can be done about it.
Obviously, one game, one fight or one hit can't change what happened in March, but do the Bruins need to find a way to close the book on Cooke and the Penguins?
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