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Follow me on twitter Follow @GunnerStaal !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The decision to let Matt Cooke walk and sign with Minnesota has left a void...
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Ugh

Matt Cooke is a disgusting, vile human being, and is commonly regarded as the dirtiest player in the NHL. Some players have a reputation for hitting hard and with marginal legality. Matt Cooke went out to injure. Just ask Erik Karlsson. He played for the Vancouver Caucks and Pittsburgh Penguins. Those are two of my least favorite teams, and a large part of the reason is that Matt...
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