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(Globe and Mail)   Your 2012 NHL Masterton Trophy nominees for sportsmanship include: Jonas Hiller, Tomas Holmstrom, Jordin Tootoo, Matt Cooke, Petr Sykora, wait...Matt Cooke? what?   (theglobeandmail.com ) divider line
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2012-03-30 09:58:42 AM  
Tomas Holmstrom?

F*ck that cheap shotting piece of sh*t.
 
2012-03-30 12:09:40 PM  
Well, Cooke has been a relatively good boy this season... He's still a punk-ass scumbag, whom I'd love to see have his career obliterated by someone, but he's kept the nonsense down to a dull roar this season.
 
2012-03-30 12:13:54 PM  
Give it to Tony Granato. Doesn't matter if he's retired.
 
2012-03-30 12:14:48 PM  
And Ray Emery!

/ think he's great, but sportsmanship? Really??
 
2012-03-30 12:15:49 PM  

Rev.K: Tomas Holmstrom?

F*ck that cheap shotting piece of sh*t.


Homer has a reputation of being a thorn in the goalies side but I've never heard of him being labeled as somebody who takes cheap shots. What incidents are you talking about?
 
2012-03-30 12:16:11 PM  
I have no problem with Cooke getting the Masterton, as long as they bludgeon him on the head repeatedly with it.
 
2012-03-30 12:18:25 PM  

xiola: And Ray Emery!

/ think he's great, but sportsmanship? Really??


Jordin Tootoo as well. The hell is going on here?
 
2012-03-30 12:19:06 PM  

keylock71: Well, Cooke has been a relatively good boy this season... He's still a punk-ass scumbag, whom I'd love to see have his career obliterated by someone, but he's kept the nonsense down to a dull roar this season.


I see your point. His nomination still makes me suspect I am being trolled somehow.

i121.photobucket.com

/ there, now I feel a little better
 
2012-03-30 12:19:44 PM  

Rev.K: Tomas Holmstrom?

F*ck that cheap shotting piece of sh*t.


Huh?

He's a tremendous PITA to goalies but I don't know of any cheap shots that stand out in his career. He might respond to a hack or slash but he's not an egregious cheap shot artist like Cooke.

/oh it's Rev.K, nevermind
 
2012-03-30 12:19:55 PM  
This image never gets old...

fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net
 
2012-03-30 12:20:52 PM  
D'oh...
 
2012-03-30 12:22:31 PM  
Hey guys. I saw a headline with Matt Cooke in it so I thought I'd just post this picture of him getting his ass kicked by Evander Kane.

fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net
 
2012-03-30 12:23:41 PM  

soopey: Hey guys. I saw a headline with Matt Cooke in it so I thought I'd just post this picture of him getting his ass kicked by Evander Kane.

[fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net image 500x400]


Wish I'd thought of that.
 
2012-03-30 12:24:01 PM  
If Cooke or Tootoo win this award, they might as well just retire it, as it will lose what little meaning and value it has. Neither player should ever even be in a conversation involving sportsmanship.
 
2012-03-30 12:24:01 PM  
The picture of Jagr coupled with some of those nominees makes me feel like this is a deliberate troll.
 
2012-03-30 12:26:05 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Rev.K: Tomas Holmstrom?

F*ck that cheap shotting piece of sh*t.

Huh?

He's a tremendous PITA to goalies but I don't know of any cheap shots that stand out in his career. He might respond to a hack or slash but he's not an egregious cheap shot artist like Cooke.

/oh it's Rev.K, nevermind


I don't know about cheapshots, but a guy who makes his living interfering with goaltenders doesn't exactly scream good sportsmanship either.
 
2012-03-30 12:27:30 PM  
You know what other Matt Cooke image never gets old?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-30 12:29:49 PM  

keylock71: Well, Cooke has been a relatively good boy this season... He's still a punk-ass scumbag, whom I'd love to see have his career obliterated by someone, but he's kept the nonsense down to a dull roar this season.



He had indeed, but that almost diminishes his transformation (for me, anyway). If all it took was one off-season (after his lengthy suspension) and a stern 'shape up, or ship out' talking to from Bylsma and Shero for him to change his ways, that basically tells us that the destruction he'd previously rained upon unsuspecting victims (Savard, for instance) was entirely preventable. However, it wasn't prevented because he chose to value his team role/employment more than his fellow players' safety.

This isn't to say that his transformation isn't a very good thing. He'd be a much worse person (and NHLer) had he simply continued to concuss his way off the Penguins team (and eventually out of the league) rather than reflect and change his ways. But I have a hard time understanding how this particular incident became his 'wake up' moment (the McDonagh hit and suspension), when he'd previously ended a guy's career (essentially). Did he really look back on that Savard hit and feel no remorse (beyond "I didn't intend to hurt him"), simply because 'it wasn't a penalty'? I'd hate to think so...
 
2012-03-30 12:31:28 PM  

Resolute: but a guy who makes his living interfering with goaltenders


He makes his living on the edge of the crease, lets not get dramatic here.
 
2012-03-30 12:32:11 PM  
I know as a B's fan it feels wrong to praise anyone on the Rangers, but there literally is not a single bad thing anyone can possibly say about Dan Girardi, other than "goddamn it, Dan, for playing so hard and so sound every single night".
 
2012-03-30 12:34:58 PM  

Loomy: ...his transformation..


Tough to say. In my personal and unfounded opinion I think he's still a scumbag and I don't think he's remorseful at all. I think he looked at in a pure economic point of view in that, "I should probably knock this shiat off if I want to continue collecting this very lucrative paycheck."
 
2012-03-30 12:37:32 PM  

Loomy: keylock71: Well, Cooke has been a relatively good boy this season... He's still a punk-ass scumbag, whom I'd love to see have his career obliterated by someone, but he's kept the nonsense down to a dull roar this season.


He had indeed, but that almost diminishes his transformation (for me, anyway). If all it took was one off-season (after his lengthy suspension) and a stern 'shape up, or ship out' talking to from Bylsma and Shero for him to change his ways, that basically tells us that the destruction he'd previously rained upon unsuspecting victims (Savard, for instance) was entirely preventable. However, it wasn't prevented because he chose to value his team role/employment more than his fellow players' safety.

This isn't to say that his transformation isn't a very good thing. He'd be a much worse person (and NHLer) had he simply continued to concuss his way off the Penguins team (and eventually out of the league) rather than reflect and change his ways. But I have a hard time understanding how this particular incident became his 'wake up' moment (the McDonagh hit and suspension), when he'd previously ended a guy's career (essentially). Did he really look back on that Savard hit and feel no remorse (beyond "I didn't intend to hurt him"), simply because 'it wasn't a penalty'? I'd hate to think so...


Don't get me wrong... I don't think there's anything sportsmanlike about Cooke and I certainly don't think he should be in any conversation about a trophy for Sportsmanship.

I also think his "transformation" was more out of self-preservation than any kind of realization of what an asshole he had been in the past.

No, he's been relegated to the Ulf Samuelsson trash bin, in my mind, since the Savard headshot.
 
2012-03-30 12:40:18 PM  
Joffrey Lupul came back from a near career ending injury, was selected to play in the all star game, was the assistant captain, got 25 goals 42 assists, 67 points in 66 games, his career best!

give it to him, no one is more worthy
 
2012-03-30 12:40:44 PM  
It's a bit silly to nominate him for the Masterton, but he really turned it around this season. One year of being a choir boy isn't going to erase his sins, but it has been nice to see him transform and I hope he keeps with it.

As for who will actually win - Lupul or Pacioretty?
 
2012-03-30 12:41:48 PM  

ontariolightning: give it to him, no one is more worthy


He might be responsible for one of the funniest clips of the season, too (new window).
 
2012-03-30 12:43:07 PM  
Hey guys, is this the Cooke/Kane thread?

fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net

No?

Ah, well at least I'll still get to see the Thrashers ton... wait, what?

They've been gone a year?!?
 
2012-03-30 12:43:24 PM  

Donnchadha: You know what other Matt Cooke image never gets old?


/user added to favorites
 
2012-03-30 12:44:03 PM  

user68: Rev.K: Tomas Holmstrom?

F*ck that cheap shotting piece of sh*t.

Homer has a reputation of being a thorn in the goalies side but I've never heard of him being labeled as somebody who takes cheap shots. What incidents are you talking about?


Clearly he was referring to Holmstrom TAKING cheap shots... from goalies that like to slash him between the legs with their goal sticks.
 
2012-03-30 12:44:41 PM  

Killer Cars: ontariolightning: give it to him, no one is more worthy

He might be responsible for one of the funniest clips of the season, too (new window).


yeah haha, greg millen has a funny laugh
 
2012-03-30 12:44:47 PM  

soopey: Loomy: ...his transformation..

Tough to say. In my personal and unfounded opinion I think he's still a scumbag and I don't think he's remorseful at all. I think he looked at in a pure economic point of view in that, "I should probably knock this shiat off if I want to continue collecting this very lucrative paycheck."



That's precisely what I'm worried about. The only redeeming thing about him having an extended career is this: Link (^)

/Helping people in need with blood- (concussion-?) money... worth it?
 
2012-03-30 12:45:31 PM  
Matt Cooke is a cheap shot artist and deserves to have his career ended the way he ended Marc Savard's.
 
2012-03-30 12:46:40 PM  

Rev.K: Tomas Holmstrom?

F*ck that cheap shotting piece of sh*t.


Your absolute Wings hatred is quite lulzy. In any other thread you seem like a normal, rational person... but god damn, the minute the Wings come up you fly off the hinges.

/keep it up
//back to lurking.
 
2012-03-30 12:47:06 PM  

Killer Cars: ontariolightning: give it to him, no one is more worthy

He might be responsible for one of the funniest clips of the season, too (new window).


Heh... Nice.

I love the one with the old lady wagging her finger at some player, but I can't find it...
 
2012-03-30 12:47:32 PM  

Resolute: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Rev.K: Tomas Holmstrom?

F*ck that cheap shotting piece of sh*t.

Huh?

He's a tremendous PITA to goalies but I don't know of any cheap shots that stand out in his career. He might respond to a hack or slash but he's not an egregious cheap shot artist like Cooke.

/oh it's Rev.K, nevermind

I don't know about cheapshots, but a guy who makes his living interfering with goaltenders doesn't exactly scream good sportsmanship either.


If by "interfering" you mean "legally screening", I don't see how this has anything to do with sportsmanship.

I see a lot of Red Wings games, and can't recall ever seeing Holmstrom intentionally interfere with a goalie... unlike a lot of forwards in the league that enjoy jumping on top of goalies and even attempt to injure them in the guise of "driving the net".
 
2012-03-30 12:49:02 PM  
I thought this was called the Lady Byng trophy that Wayne Gretzky would win because he got almost all the rest of the awards.

/Haven't seen a hockey game in 5 years
 
2012-03-30 12:49:08 PM  

ontariolightning: Joffrey Lupul came back from a near career ending injury, was selected to play in the all star game, was the assistant captain, got 25 goals 42 assists, 67 points in 66 games, his career best!

give it to him, no one is more worthy


As a lifelong Pens fan: THIS.

Lupul should absolutely get it. His has been a great story this season.
 
2012-03-30 12:49:13 PM  

Resolute: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Rev.K: Tomas Holmstrom?

F*ck that cheap shotting piece of sh*t.

Huh?

He's a tremendous PITA to goalies but I don't know of any cheap shots that stand out in his career. He might respond to a hack or slash but he's not an egregious cheap shot artist like Cooke.

/oh it's Rev.K, nevermind

I don't know about cheapshots, but a guy who makes his living interfering with goaltenders doesn't exactly scream good sportsmanship either.


Yeah the NHL really needs to start suspending coaches who talk about "traffic in front of the net" and "make life tough for the other teams goalie". Such poor sportsmanship.
 
2012-03-30 12:49:21 PM  

swahnhennessy: It's a bit silly to nominate him for the Masterton, but he really turned it around this season. One year of being a choir boy isn't going to erase his sins, but it has been nice to see him transform and I hope he keeps with it.

As for who will actually win - Lupul or Pacioretty?


Paciorettys injury wasn't nearly as bad as many thought it was going to be. As for Lupul he had two spine surgies with two spine infections, lost a bunch of weight and
was confined to his bed for half a year .. then came back and was traded right away by anaheim
cause they didn't think he had it in him ..he comes back this season and shatters his personal record and was in the top 10 in the NHL in scoring for most of the year!
then the coach that lost faith in him took a job in toronto and admitted he made a big mistake in not believing in Lupul .. it was an amazing comeback year, nobody had a better one
 
2012-03-30 12:51:03 PM  
I should add that when Lupul got hurt a few weeks a go the slim chances the leafs had to make the playoffs were gone as well .. Kessel is nobody without Lupul on his wing, Lupul made everyone a better player
 
2012-03-30 12:51:39 PM  

vento: ontariolightning: Joffrey Lupul came back from a near career ending injury, was selected to play in the all star game, was the assistant captain, got 25 goals 42 assists, 67 points in 66 games, his career best!

give it to him, no one is more worthy

As a lifelong Pens fan: THIS.

Lupul should absolutely get it. His has been a great story this season.


I have a fiery hatred for the Penguins but yes - that has been a good story for the NHL and is deserving of recognition.
 
2012-03-30 12:52:04 PM  

Rev.K: Tomas Holmstrom?

F*ck that cheap shotting piece of sh*t.


I think you mean "TARGET of cheap shotting pieces of sh*t" don't you?
 
2012-03-30 12:53:21 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: vento: ontariolightning: Joffrey Lupul came back from a near career ending injury, was selected to play in the all star game, was the assistant captain, got 25 goals 42 assists, 67 points in 66 games, his career best!

give it to him, no one is more worthy

As a lifelong Pens fan: THIS.

Lupul should absolutely get it. His has been a great story this season.

I have a fiery hatred for the Penguins Leafs but yes - that has been a good story for the NHL and is deserving of recognition.


/still early
//also applicable towards the Penguins
 
2012-03-30 12:53:31 PM  

vento: ontariolightning: Joffrey Lupul came back from a near career ending injury, was selected to play in the all star game, was the assistant captain, got 25 goals 42 assists, 67 points in 66 games, his career best!

give it to him, no one is more worthy

As a lifelong Pens fan: THIS.

Lupul should absolutely get it. His has been a great story this season.


farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-03-30 12:54:57 PM  
My vote would be Pacioretty or Malhotra both faced potential career ending injuries last year and faught their way back. I don't pay a lot of attention to Montreal so I can't say anything about Pacioretty as a person but as a Canuck fan I can say that Manny is a classy guy. I can't think of any reason to hate him...unless he's winning faceoffs and digging out pucks when your team is in the offensive zone. :P

I like Cooke as a dark horse, the guy was given a second chance and he hasn't wasted it...so far.
 
2012-03-30 12:59:59 PM  

Mr.Tangent: My vote would be Pacioretty or Malhotra both faced potential career ending injuries last year and faught their way back. I don't pay a lot of attention to Montreal so I can't say anything about Pacioretty as a person but as a Canuck fan I can say that Manny is a classy guy. I can't think of any reason to hate him...unless he's winning faceoffs and digging out pucks when your team is in the offensive zone. :P

I like Cooke as a dark horse, the guy was given a second chance and he hasn't wasted it...so far.


Pacioretty has had a remarkable year with 30 goals, Malholtra hasn't

I'm going with Lupul and if it isn't Lupul it'll be Pacrioretty
 
2012-03-30 01:03:23 PM  

Donnchadha: You know what other Matt Cooke image never gets old?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 575x389]


LOL you can't hurt us anymore.

www.boston.com
 
2012-03-30 01:10:59 PM  
Hey, didn't the Hansons win the award a decade ago?
www.babble.com
 
2012-03-30 01:13:12 PM  
did you guys see the lets go blue jays chant at the leafs game last night? lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH8fi9zK7UA
 
2012-03-30 01:13:22 PM  

soopey: Loomy: ...his transformation..

Tough to say. In my personal and unfounded opinion I think he's still a scumbag and I don't think he's remorseful at all. I think he looked at in a pure economic point of view in that, "I should probably knock this shiat off if I want to continue collecting this very lucrative paycheck."


Nail on the head (shot).
 
2012-03-30 01:17:38 PM  
So the idea would be to reward somebody simply for no longer trying to injure players?

Brilliant.

What about the 95% of the league that never tried to injure players?
 
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