On Monday evening, the Pittsburgh Penguins traveled to Scotiabank Place to take on the Ottawa Senators in their first trip to the Canadian capital since Erik Karlsson’s Achilles tendon was partially severed by Cooke's skate. While the spotlight should’ve been on the Penguins’ 3-1 victory, the main headline became about an interaction between Cooke and Don Brennan, a reporter for the Ottawa Sun.
Let’s start with the title where Don Brennan refers to himself in the third person:
Sadly, this is the highlight of the article. It only goes downhill from here. Here’s an except from this article:
Matt Cooke was quite focused at Scotiabank Place on Monday morning.
He was focused on that night's game against the Senators. He was focused on helping the Penguins track down the Blackhawks in the overall standings. He was focused on his job as a penalty killer and pest.
Then, after practice, he was focused on the humongous media scrum around his stall in the dres...