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Jack Edwards has never been one to stifle his emotions, but he may have gone a little too far when talking about the Peguins’ Matt Cooke on Saturday afternoon. During Saturday’s Bruins-Pens game, Edwards discussed the Pittsburgh media nominating Cooke for last season’s Masterton Award, given to the player who shows dedication and perseverance to hockey, and stated it was the equivalent of nominating Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy, for “prisoner of the year.” Cooke has a strong reputation as a dirty player in the NHL and has been the recipient of numerous fines and suspensions. Most Bruins fans likely remember him as the guy who delivered the cheap shot that knocked out Marc Savard back in 2010. Savard suffered a severe concussion on the late hit and, after a brief playoff stint later that season, has yet to return to hockey. Edwards acknowledged later in the game on-air and on Twitter that he took things too far with his comments. I am sorry for insulting ...
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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...
Emotions were running high following a moving pregame ceremony as the Boston Bruins hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon, just hours after an extensive manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects concluded.
Unfortunately, this emotion apparently got the best of NESN announcer Jack Edwards as he made an inappropriate (and bizarre) comparison between...
We as sports fans are passionate, sometimes overly. Go on any message board or large commenting section about a controversial topic and you will observe anonymous individuals making statements that are more insulting and callous than they are creative. However, this is not something you expect from a commentator or play-by-play man in a sport. Though they may have the same type of...
So after Jack Edwards made his now famous comments about Matt Cooke in the first period, he had someone to deal with during the first intermission.
Via the PG:
Penguins general manager Ray Shero was visibly enraged when he learned of Edwards' comments and confronted him in the first intermission.
Edwards apologized shortly thereafter.
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
I made a mistake.My fault all the way.This is my apology.Bad week, bad emotional reaction by me.
— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) April 20, 2013
update 2:00pm, replaced the...
With the NHL regular season nearing it’s end, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby maintains a 3 point lead over Tampa Bay forwards Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis. Stamkos and St. Louis have four game remaining 4/21 vs. Carolina 4/24 vs. Toronto 4/25 vs. Boston 4/27 vs. Florida Rounding out the top five are Chicago’s [...]
Call me a glutton for punishment.
Recently, I spent a couple of hours watching the highlights (if you could call them that) of the Penguins' last three seasons of playoff games since winning the Stanley Cup in 2009.
As you can imagine, it wasn't pretty. But it wasn't pretty exclusively due to Marc-Andre Fleury, as has been a common scapegoat, let's make that...
Hockey returned to Boston after a one-day postponement, and Jarome Iginla scored the tiebreaking goal that gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Bruins on Saturday and home-ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The game was pushed back by one day because of the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, who was captured Friday night.
When a conversation takes place regarding the best teams in NHL history the names that usually come up are Gretzky’s Oilers, Lafleur’s Canadiens, and Orr’s Bruins. Based on the sheer talent that they display on a nightly basis, could a case be made to include the 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins in that conversation? A case could [...]
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
But despite his pleas of innocence afterwards, Cooke has twice been suspended for hits to the head, and he did end the career of Boston Bruins centre (and Orleans native) Marc Savard. He has said he's changed his ways, but not everybody is convinced. In fact, most still see him as one of the sneakiest and dirtiest players in the league...
Pens (33-10, 16-5 Road) at Bruins (26-11-5, 14-3-3 Home), 12:30 pm ET, TD Garden
Penguins leaders of the pack; A look at Pittsburgh's leading numbers thus far
Seven Penguins have appeared in all 43 games for the Pens: Chris Kunitz, Pascal Dupuis, Matt Cooke, Brandon Sutter, Craig Adams, Brooks Orpik and Tanner Glass.
Kunitz (21) and Dupuis (20) are the teamâs...
poll by twiigs.com
If you missed Jack Edwardsâs flippant, ignorant comments about Matt Cooke, here they are.
The change in Matt Cooke following a suspension for elbowing the Rangersâ Ryan McDonagh 10 games before the end of the 2010-11 season is one of the most remarkable and unbelievable transformations Iâve ever seen in hockey. For a 30-something to...
The Pens are the kings of the Eastern Conference.
The target it locked on. But you know what they say...when you take a shot at the king you best not miss.
The Pens win 3-2 in an emotional situation in Boston. ( Should have been 3-1 the Bruins scored with two second left.)
Jarome Iginla got the goal-ahead goal midway through the third period on the...
NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 19, 2013) -- The game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins scheduled for tonight at TD Garden has been postponed, the National Hockey League announced today.
The game has been tentatively rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, at TD Garden beginning at 12:30 p.m., Eastern time. The game's status will be formalized no later than 8...
pic from @RealDanaHeinze
The road to the Stanley Cup goes through Fifth Avenue. Following a tumultuous week, The Pens and Bruins stood together with the citizens of Boston and 'Merica before and after the game.
But in between, the Pens found the teabags the colonists once threw into the Boston Harbor and inserted them into the fans' mouths. It was great...