So, I ask you. What is wrong with Jack Edward's comments? "Nominating Cooke for the Masterton is about the equivalent of nominating Sirhan Sirhan as the prisoner of the year," Edwards said.
Personally, I don't have a problem with those comments. Cooke is a reckless, dirty and dangerous player, who is responsible for many random, bush league acts on the ice over many years. Matt Cooke has been suspended multiple times, totaling 35 games (if my math is correct), by the NHL and is responsible for ending Marc Savard's hockey career.
Later in the game, Cooke took a run and connected with Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid. True to form, Cooke turtled when he was challenged to a fight by Zdeno Chara. I don't have a problem with the hit, but when your Matt Cooke, you should expect to drop the gloves and fight based on the type of players that you're. Cooke has earned that reputation and I like many, hold him in a very low regard. We keep hearing about how Cooke's changed.
Right! I also don't care what he does off of the ice.
After the game, Boston Bruins head coach Claud Julien wasn't happy with the hit by Cooke. “It’s pretty obvious that it’s a cheap shot from Cooke,” Julien said. “The typical, same guy. He’s gotta go low and getting a guy right around the knee area and turns his back.”
Bruins announcer Jack Edwards rips Pens writers for nominating Cooke for Masterton last year. Calls it "outrageous."
— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) April 20, 2013
I am sorry for insulting Matt Cooke, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the National Hockey League, and anyone else upset by my Cooke comments.
— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) April 20, 2013