Originally written on Barry Melrose Rocks  |  Last updated 10/23/14

PITTSBURGH - MAY 21: Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins pass against Rod Brind'Amour #17 of the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Championship during the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Mellon Arena on May 21, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins won 7-4. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Matt Cooke is the worst. He is a violent talentless distraction. Nobody in Minnesota wanted to add him to the team and have generally panned the signing. It will create an environement in Minnesota in which the fans will actively root against a player on their own team. (Speaking of favorite teams, check out this seasons NFL odds, and for all sports, get in on the Top Sports Betting Action) Not just boo because they fail to come through in the clutch, but actively root against a player, even if it sinks the team's chances.  What I'm saying is, Minnesotans don't like Matt Cooke. But please, Chuck Fletcher, tell me more about your stupid roster building adventures.  "After trading Clutterbuck to the Islanders, Fletcher knew he was going to have to find someone who could help in the hits department and on the penalty kill. On July 5, the Wild signed left wing Matt Cooke to a three-year, $7.5 million contract. Cooke, 34, had 21 points (eight goals, 13 as...
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