MATT COOKE NEWS

Injury has Cooke's postseason availability in question for Wild

  Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has an injury that has clouded his availability for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. Cooke did not practice Tuesday, due to what Wild coach Mike Yeo would only describe as ''discomfort.'' Yeo said Cooke is ''definitely a possibility'' to play Thursday, but he added that if the team were to decide Cooke wasn...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury has Cooke's availability in question for Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has an injury that has clouded his availability for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. Cooke did not practice Tuesday, due to what Wild coach Mike Yeo would only describe as ''discomfort.'' Yeo said Cooke is ''definitely a possibility'' to play Thursday, but he added that if the team were...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild wary of letting up with playoff spot not quite secure

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have put themselves on solid footing for the playoffs. They're not in yet, though. The determination and desperation they've played with the last few months must be maintained to clinch a wild-card spot and have momentum for the postseason. Depth shouldn't be a problem. Injured forwards Matt Cooke and Jason Zucker have been skating...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild-Avalanche Rivalry Reaching New Heights

In sports everyone loves a good rivalry, and the National Hockey League is no exception. From Bruins-Canadiens to Red Wings-Avalanche, the NHL has a rich history of intense rivalries between teams and fan bases that love nothing more than to hate one another. Well, the league’s next rivalry might be brewing out in the Western Conference’s Central Division between the Minnesota...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fontaine, Dumba among players stepping up for hurting Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Starting his interview with reporters on Monday, Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo offered vague updates on injured players such as Jared Spurgeon, Matt Cooke and Ryan Carter. Minnesota, which climbed to eighth in the Western Conference playoff standings with a win Sunday, has maintained its play without Cooke and forwards Jason Zucker and Carter, before losing...
Via Fox Sports North
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild F Cooke to be sidelined 6 weeks after hernia surgery

  Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke will miss the next six weeks after undergoing surgery to address a sports hernia. The Wild say Cooke had surgery Friday in St. Louis. It's a tough loss for a team that is trying to scratch its way back into the crowded Western Conference playoff picture. Cooke gives the Wild a physical presence at the forward spot that the team lacks when he is...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild F Matt Cooke out 6 weeks after hernia surgery

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke will miss the next six weeks after undergoing surgery to address a sports hernia. The Wild say Cooke had surgery Friday in St. Louis. It's a tough loss for a team that is trying to scratch its way back into the crowded Western Conference playoff picture. Cooke gives the Wild a physical presence at the forward spot that the team...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Cooke has successful sports hernia surgery

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke underwent successful sports hernia surgery, the team announced Friday. The 36-year-old veteran was operated on by Dr. L. Michael Brunt at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and should make a full recovery, according to Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher. Cooke, who missed 22 games from Oct. 30 to Dec. 17 with a hip injury...
Via Fox Sports North
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Cooke remains sidelined; rest of season in jeopardy

  Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury that could end his season early. Coach Mike Yeo says there was ''definitely potential'' of a long-term absence for Cooke. Yeo declined Tuesday to specify the nature of the injury, saying he was waiting for more information before revealing a timetable for Cooke's recovery. Cooke has missed 22 games over nearly two months...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Cooke still sidelined with lower-body injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury that could end his season early. Coach Mike Yeo says there was ''definitely potential'' of a long-term absence for Cooke. Yeo declined Tuesday to specify the nature of the injury, saying he was waiting for more information before revealing a timetable for Cooke's recovery. Cooke has missed 22 games...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Klinkhammer's knee-to-knee hit on Matt Cooke (Gif)

I suppose there's not a lot of people that are going to feel sorry for Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cook. I also don't blame them, but this isn't a clean hit at all. This is a dirty knee-to-knee leg check.
Via Goon's World
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Bloguin Best
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild hit break with time to reflect following fourth straight loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Forward Matt Cooke referenced the words along the wall of the Minnesota Wild dressing room, pointing reporters' eyes to the four sayings: accountability, work ethic, commitment and character. Cooke stood in the dressing room, the last of Minnesota's players to speak with the media following Tuesday's 5-2 loss at home to the Philadelphia Flyers. Cooke paused at...
Via Fox Sports North
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild activate Matt Cooke, Ryan Carter

The Minnesota Wild are nearly at full strength, and the timing couldn't be better. Minnesota announced Saturday it is activating forwards Matt Cooke and Ryan Carter from injured reserve. The Wild have lost three of their past four games and have three straight home games beginning with Saturday night's game against the Nashville Predators. Cooke has missed 22 games with a lower-body...
Via Fox Sports North
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs face several key games in 2014-15

Colorado Avalanche hockey is just around the corner as the puck drops to start the NHL season just a month from today. With training camp getting under way next week, let’s take a look at some of the must-see games on the Avalanche schedule for the 2014-15 season. Colorado Avalanche @ Minnesota Wild on Thursday, Oct. 9th, 2014 The Avalanche’s season opener will be an opportunity...
Via Mile High Sports
September 09, 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

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...
Via NESN.com
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 expect him to...
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. "The...
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

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 the goal that was offside...
Via Goon's World
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Reputation Reality: You are How You are Seen...Sorta (RW77)

Detroit Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi during a game against the Dallas Stars on December 29, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)There is a huge firestorm (to put it in a G-rated perspective) over recent acts (and past acts) concerning some current NHL players and how the growing priminence of social media is affecting people's perspectives.  Well, let's look at some facts:Reputation...
Via Goon's World
April 26, 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 and I’ll...
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
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