Quotes from Savard’s TSN Interview

Marc Savard was arguably one of the best playmakers in the NHL before Matt Cooke decided to go King Henry VIII on him on the ice. It spurred Rule 48 and every hit — legal or otherwise — being put under a microscope. Last night, Savard joined the folks on TSN for an interview. Here are some quotes (taken from PuckDaddy), and some tweets: On Rule 48: “At the end of the day, I...
Via Days of Y'Orr
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins want to blow things up

The word on the street is that the Penguins want to completely dismantle their team if they are unable to get past the Rangers in this series. Now, I can understand how a team might be apoplectic should they get knocked off by, well, any team from New York, but the Penguins should feel especially disappointed in their recent history. Let’s review this woeful organization. - Haven’t...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cooke helps turn tables in Wild’s favor in his return

Matt Cooke is perhaps best known for his controversial hits, like the knee-on-knee hit on Colorado’s Tyson Barrie that resulted in him getting a seven-game suspension. He’s a man that used to get suspended more frequently and has repeatedly said that he has changed his game. There’s more to him than that though. In his return on Friday, Cooke stayed out of the sin bin while...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild’s speed more than the Blackhawks can handle: Game 4 Review

With Matt Cooke back, the Wild frustrate the Blackhawks at the X. It didn’t take Cooke long to let the Blackhawks know he was back, 2:02 into the game he laid a huge hit on Duncan Keith to set the tone for the game. The crowd went ballistic and the Hawks frustration began. When you win […]
Via The Hockey Report
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild show character in knotting series with Blackhawks at 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Before Friday's morning skate, Wild coach Mike Yeo ran some video highlights for his players to chew on. These weren't inspirational clips of gritty hockey teams past. Nor were they meant to harp upon mistakes that need correcting, like so many other film sessions this season. Instead, they featured this year's NHL playoff darling, the one that won...
Via Fox Sports North
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke returns to the Wild's lineup tonight

It’s been a couple long off-days, which is why coach Mike Yeo even began his presser today by joking that there’s nothing new from yesterday. Good afternoon from the press room, where every cubicle if full of “hard-working” beat writers. I’ll be on KFAN at 5:55 p.m. with Dan Barreiro. Matt Cooke’s long-anticipated return from a seven-game suspension tonight. He’ll...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 2014  |  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...
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild forward Moulson expected to miss Game 4

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild are poised to get Matt Cooke back in the lineup for Friday's Game 4 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Another Matt might be out. Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo said Matt Moulson, acquired at the trade deadline from the Buffalo Sabres, is likely to miss Game 4. Yeo revealed Moulson has been dealing with a lower-body injury. "I don't...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Fox Sports North
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke to return Friday: ‘I earned myself an ulcer watching games’

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke served the final game of his seven-game suspension during the team’s 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday and will return for Game 4 on Friday at Xcel Energy Center. Cooke was suspended by the NHL in the first round for a knee-on-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. “The last couple of weeks, I think I earned myself...
Via Sports-Glory
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke Ready For His Return

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, Matt Cooke returns to the Minnesota Wild lineup for Friday’s Game 4 coming off his seventh suspension, the seven games he sat out for kneeing Colorado’s Tyson Barrie upping his career total to 32. But Cooke continued to insist he’s a changed man, and that the Barrie play was the exception, not the rule. “Although this...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspension over, Cooke ready ‘to get back out there’

Minnesota forward Matt Cooke has finished serving his seven-game suspension for kneeing Colorado’s Tyson Barrie in the opening playoff round, and is eligible to return to the Wild lineup for Game 4 of their series against Chicago. It’ll be very interesting to see if Wild head coach Mike Yeo opts to insert Cooke for Game 4, as the move would alter a lineup that yielded Minnesota’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyson Barrie Out, Suspension Coming For Matt Cooke?

As if the 1-0 overtime loss suffered in Game 3 wasn’t tough enough on the Colorado Avalanche, they lost one of their bright young stars on defense for the foreseeable future. Early in the second period, Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie was hit knee-on-knee by Minnesota Wild forward, and notorious troublemaker, Matt Cooke. As Barrie was starting up on the attack, Cooke went after...
Via Grandstand University
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Cherry calls Matt Cooke a "six-time loser"

Yesterday on CBC's Coaches Corner, Don Cherry was upset with the suspension handed out to Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke for kneeing Avalanche defensemen Tyson Barrie, who is now out for over a month. Cherry pointed out that the seven game suspension won't "cost [Cooke] a dime" while while it will "cost Colorado millions if they don't get past this...
Via Talk Hockey
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Refs blew it in Colorado

#487023775 / gettyimages.comBack in the 1990's there was a popular and re-occurring comment that was made towards the on-ice officials at the old Ralph Engelstad Arena, "Get off your knees ref you're blowing the game." This couldn't be more accurate following last night's game between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche. By now, you have probably seen...
Via Goon's World
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Post finally responds to Patrick Bordeleau's dirty leg check on Jared Spurgeon

Nice to see that the Denver Post "finally" decided to pick up this story. Our buddy Adrian Dater from the Denver Post is Johnny on the spot for this story. But, yeah, it looks a lot like the Cooke hit on Barrie, and let’s not be naive here: we all knew the Avs would maybe try something in retaliation for losing one of their best players to a dirty hit. As I said before...
Via Goon's World
April 26, 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

Wild’s Matt Cooke makes unwritten statement addressing 7-game suspension

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke spoke publicly for the first time on Thursday afternoon regarding the 7-game suspension he was assessed for his knee-to-knee hit on Tyson Barrie during Monday’s 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche. His statement read as follows (via Star Tribune): “First and foremost, I want to say that I’m disappointed and […] The post Wild’s Matt Cooke...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke: Knee-To-Knee Hit On Tyson Barrie ‘Was Not My Intent’

Minnesota Wild winger Matt Cooke addressed the media Thursday for the first time since receiving a seven-game suspension for his knee-to-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. “First and foremost, I want to say that I’m disappointed and sorry that Tyson Barrie can’t play for the Colorado Avalanche (Thursday night),” Cooke said. “I wish that he could. “It...
April 24, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke On His Suspension

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, Matt Cooke, suspended seven games for injuring Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie with a knee-on-knee hit Monday night, addressed the media this afternoon. Cooke didn’t field questions but made an unwritten statement. “First and foremost, I want to say that I’m disappointed and sorry that Tyson Barrie can’t play...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke didn't intend to injure Tyson Barrie, says he's changed

Matt Cooke was handed a seven-game suspension on Wednesday for his knee-to-knee hit that injured Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. On Thursday he gave a brief statement without taking questions. In the short statement to the media, Cooke explained that he's not the same player he was many years ago and it was not his intention to hurt Barrie.
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy Thinks Matt Cooke’s 7-Game Suspension ‘Wasn’t Enough’

The NHL meted out its punishment on Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke for his hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, and Patrick Roy was not pleased with the result. #Avs Patrick Roy on his radio show @1043TheFan this morning about Matt Cooke 7 game suspension he said it is not enough. #WhyNotUs #9news— 9NEWS Sports Denver (@9NEWSSports) April 24, 2014 The Avs head...
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke’s Suspension

There has been a significant suspension in the playoffs already.  Matt Cooke of the Minnesota Wild has been suspended for seven games for a kneeing incident that put Tyson Barrie of the Colorado Avalanche out of the playoffs.  Should Minnesota not last seven more games in the 2014 playoffs, the suspension will be completed at the beginning of next season.  The incident occurred...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke got exactly what he came for

Minnesota Wild left winger Matt Cooke had a hearing in New York on April 23 with the NHL Department of Player Safety to address his brutal knee-on-knee hit against Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie in Game 3 of the playoff matchup between the two teams. If you didn't have a chance to see it live, here it is, courtesy of @MyRegularFace: If that doesn't show it...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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