Matt Cooke cross-checks Shea Weber in the face

Old Matt Cooke appeared on Saturday night when he cross-checked Shea Weber in the face after exchanging words with the defenseman. The two men went to cross-check each other, but Cooke’s stick elevated and caught Weber directly in the face. Ouch. Weber wasn’t too happy and instantly dropped the mitts. All Cooke could do was shy away from the barrage of punches. You really can’t...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke’s Suspension Ends; Ready To Return For Blackhawks-Wild Game 4

We haven’t seen the last of Matt Cooke in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Minnesota Wild forward is expected to return to his team’s lineup for Game 4 of its second-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night after missing the last seven games due to suspension. The veteran winger was given the ban for a dangerous and dirty knee-to-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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. "The...
Via Fox Sports North
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's Cooke: Injury to Avs' Barrie wasn't his 'intent'

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke returned to practice for the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, but the gritty forward won't be returning to the lineup anytime soon for Minnesota after being suspended seven games by the NHL. Cooke was back in Minnesota on Thursday morning after having an in-person hearing with the league in New York on Wednesday. Cooke was suspended seven games by the league...
Via Fox Sports North
April 24, 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 victory...
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

Wild's Cooke awaits suspension hearing; Yeo says would be 'loss to lineup'

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A day after the Minnesota Wild's 1-0 overtime win in Game 3, head coach Mike Yeo was left to answer more questions about the status of forward Matt Cooke than the dramatic performance that helped Minnesota get to 2-1 in the first-round series with the Colorado Avalanche. Cooke, the Wild forward who played a key role in shutting down Colorado's top line Monday night...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke Faces Suspension After Knee-On-Knee Hit

Matt Cooke will have the opportunity for an in-person hearing with the NHL after the Minnesota Wild forward knocked Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie out of Monday night’s Stanley Cup playoff game with a knee-on-knee hit, the league announced. The NHL is considering supplemental discipline strictly for the kneeing, but the Department of Player Safety can change the infraction...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Cooke injures Tyson Barrie with his knee

Matt Cooke has been a solid NHL citizen this season. No headshots or controversies. But that all changed Monday night in Minnesota. Cooke did this to Tyson Barrie: Barrie did not return to the game. Cooke will almost surely be hearing from the NHL on this.
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: The transformation of Matt Cooke

It seems as though every team in the NHL has at least one. The agitating forward that is a pest in every sense of the word. His job is less to put the puck in the back of the net and more to get under the skin of opposing players in an attempt to draw penalties. The Minnesota Wild is fortunate enough to have arguably the best one in the NHL. Matt Cooke hasn’t always been the player...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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