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MATT COOKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cooke prepares to return for Wild in Game 4

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke was all alone on the Xcel Energy Center ice Wednesday morning, running through conditioning drills prompted by the whistle of strength and conditioning coach Kirk Olson. Cooke won't be alone anymore. The gritty, checking forward is eligible to return for the Wild in Game 4 on Friday night in Minnesota after having served his seven-game suspension...
Via Fox Sports North
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Dater: Matt Cooke is a gutless puke

#485395217 / gettyimages.comHere’s a new drinking game, every time Adrian Dater of the Denver Post mentions Matt Cooke’s name, drink. Yep, Matt Cooke did a bad thing; he blew out an Av’s player’s knee with a dirty leg check. This is fact. This is not up for debate. But I find it funny that a beat writer for a National Hockey League team would make him the focus of every...
Via Goon's World
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL levies seven-game suspension on Wild's Cooke

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke will miss the remainder of the Minnesota Wild's first-round playoff series, and potentially into the second round if Minnesota advances, after Cooke was suspended for seven games by the NHL on Wednesday night. Cooke was suspended for a knee-on-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie in Monday's Game 3, an eventual 1-0 overtime...
Via Fox Sports North
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raffi Torres: Matt Cooke being treated like 'serial killer'

Over the last two seasons, we were told that Matt Cooke was a changed man, and that he had adjusted his style of play to get rid of the dirty hits that injured many players from 2004-11. That talk sounds silly following Cooke’s knee-to-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during the Minnesota Wild’s 1-0 overtime win Monday night. The hit was dirty, and...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What's Next for Matt Cooke? @MadChad412

Matt Cooke, NHL public enemy number one, is an unrestricted free-agent now that the 2012-2013 season is over. Cooke has been one of the controversial figures in the entire league during his career and that has been highlighted during his duration with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite the controversy and dumb mistakes by Cooke, he has been an instrumental role player for the Pens...
Via PensInitiative
June 10, 2013  |  1 Comment
DELIVERING THE HATERADE

Bruins fans harass Matt Cooke in penalty box

Matt Cooke is notoriously know as one of the most disliked players in the NHL. It’s no secret that Bruins fans have a great disdain for him after what he did to Marc Savard back in 2010, so I’m sure Cooke wasn’t surprised to get this response when he entered the penalty box in Boston last night during Game 3. Cooke seems to be enjoying the role of “bad guy” in this situation...
Via The Nosebleeds
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Madden Rips Matt Cooke, Says ‘More Bad Comes From Having Matt Cooke Than Good’ (Video)

Matt Cooke isn’t very well liked around the hockey world and even the folks in Pittsburgh are growing tired of his act. After Cooke was tossed from Game 1 against the Bruins for hitting Adam McQuaid from behind, Bruins fans and media began calling for the NHL to rid of the Penguins’ goon once and for all. Pens fans and media, for the most part, backed Cooke, claiming McQuaid...
Via NESN.com
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Matt Cooke is Public Enemy #1 Today in Ottawa

Matt Cooke has deserved his time spent as public enemy number one in many cities over the years.  It’s not even debatable.  He has done a few things that are going to keep him from ever receiving the hockey equivalent of saint hood, or the Lady Byng award.  The entire city of Ottawa has spent the last two months trying to prove that Cooke did something based entirely on Cooke’s...
Via PenguinPoop
April 22, 2013  |  1 Comment

Jack Edwards Sounds Off On Matt Cooke, Compares Him To A Murderer

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...
Via The Nosebleeds
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke’s Dirty Hits, Cheap Shots, Disgraceful Hockey History Reason for Expulsion From NHL (Videos)

About once or twice every year, NHL fans emphatically agree on one or two pressing issues. One of those issues is that it’s time to kick Matt Cooke out of the NHL once and for all. Cooke’s recent antics with the Senators are just one of many on his disgusting resume. From blind-side elbows to leg checks to cowardly hits from behind, the Penguins’ winger has done it all, and...
Via NESN.com
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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