pens_srq wrote:opposing coaches are working the refs for the playoffs already. It always happens this time of year. If they can disadvantage the Pens in any way going into the playoffs they will try.
They don't need to.
Matt Cooke has a target on him no matter where he goes, no matter when he plays. Not just from opposing players, but from the referees and the NHL.
It's displayed not only in crybaby antics by ignoramuses around the league over normal, typical hockey plays by Cooke; it's also displayed by referees nitpicking calls ON him as well as referees intentionally ignoring assaults AGAINST him.
That's just the way it is. Sooner teach a pig to sing than get the NHL blockhead mafia to act like adults.