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Matt Cooke suspended 7 games by the NHL

Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended for kneeing Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. Video: http://t.co/FmOyHriqkT— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 24, 2014This is about the length of suspension that I thought he would get. Matt Cooke's history was taken into consideration, and as the video said, he has been suspended or fined by the NHL nine previous times...
Via Goon's World
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NHL Dishes 7 Games for Cooke

After a long day of waiting to hear how the in person meeting went for Matt Cooke today, we now know that he will be out for the next seven games for his knee on knee hit on Avalanche player Tyson Barrie.Cooke, a player who not many NHL fans like, has had a suspension history that if it were all written down on paper could write a 500 page book. However, he has cut his penalty minutes...
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Wild's Cooke suspended seven games for kneeing

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended seven games for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during Game Three of the teams' First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in St. Paul on Monday, April 21, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. If the term of the suspension is not fully served during the 2014 Stanley...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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NHL Suspends Matt Cooke 7 Games For Hit On Avalanche’s Tyson Barrie

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke, the NHL’s dirtiest player, was suspended for the sixth time in his career Wednesday. Cooke received a seven-game ban for a dangerous knee-to-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during Monday’s Game 3 in Minnesota. The hit will force Barrie, who’s arguably Colorado’s best blueliner, to miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury...
Via NESN.com
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Video- Matt Cooke Suspended 7 Games

The video explanation...  
Via Kukla's Korner
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Niederreiter tasked with replacing Cooke in defending Avs' top line

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Returning home and getting the benefit of the final change, the Minnesota Wild gave the third line of Matt Cooke, Erik Haula and Justin Fontaine the task of shutting down the Colorado Avalanche's top line, which had dominated the opening two games of the series. Gabriel Landeskog, Paul Stastny and Nathan MacKinnon combined for seven goals and 17 points as Colorado...
Via Fox Sports North
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Cooke Shows True Colors

      A few months back, I had written an article on the highly criticized player, Matt Cooke. The former Penguin who came into Pittsburgh as a criminal element or a thug looked as if he turned over a new leaf and changed his game. I gave Cooke the benefit of the doubt, which means a lot considering I never hesitated to publicly criticize his style of play as a first rate...
Via Puckrant.com
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Best In The World

      A few months back, I had written an article on the highly criticized player, Matt Cooke. The former Penguin who came into Pittsburgh as a criminal element or a thug looked as if he turned over a new leaf and changed his game. I gave Cooke the benefit of the doubt, which means a lot considering I never hesitated to publicly criticize his style of play as a first rate...
Via Puckrant.com
1 day ago  |  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
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NHL Playoffs: Minnesota Wild in Good Spot Heading Into Game 4

65 minutes. That’s how long it took for the Minnesota Wild to score a goal in game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs. Fortunately for them, their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche didn’t score at all. A Mikael Granlund goal broke the tie and landed Minnesota back in the series. It was a game that Minnesota undoubtedly needed more than Colorado, as they trailed the Avalanche...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
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Why Matt Cooke's Actions Hurt More Than Just the Avalanche

Game three of the Avalanche/Wild playoff series happened in the middle of my workday New Zealand time so I was unable to watch or even listen on the radio. When I got home, all I needed to see was that Matt Cooke was a trending topic on Twitter and Facebook and my brain could fill in the rest. Those who were able to watch the game in real time have already written thorough condemnations...
Via Puckrant.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Granlund elevating game on national playoff stage

Fresh off the biggest goal of his short NHL career, Mikael Granlund received an unexpected congratulations in a joyous Minnesota Wild locker room, but it wasn't enough to elicit any extra elation out of the usually-reserved Finn. Defenseman Ryan Suter's kids were playing ball hockey in the team's dressing room and stopped Granlund after his game-winning goal in a 1-0...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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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...
Via Fox Sports North
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All About Matt Cooke

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, In hockey parlance, Cooke’s wires crossed. He was late on the hit, and refused to abandon it. This wasn’t one of those plays where a defenceman is the last man back, and either he takes the puck carrier down or it’s a breakaway. There were three, perhaps four Wild teammates between the puck and the goal, but give the industrious Cooke credit...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Matt Cooke gets in-person hearing for hit on Tyson Barrie

Matt Cooke could be in disciplinary trouble once again. (AP Photo/David Banks) It’s been a while since we’ve seen any dirty play from Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke. Known for a number of on-ice incidents during his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Cooke has cleaned up his game recently. Unfortunately, the talk of the old Matt Cooke returned after his knee-to-knee collision...
Via Around The Rink
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Similarities in Playoff Series for Wild

Last season marked the first time the Minnesota Wild had made the playoffs since winning the Northwest Division in 2008, but would be matched up with the Stanley Cup favorite, Chicago Blackhawks.This season, just squeaking in again, Minnesota is in a battle with longtime rival, Colorado, after the Avalanche won the division for the first time since 2003. I wonder how that season...
Via Goon's World
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Wild’s Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee-on-knee collision with Barrie

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke is facing a lengthy suspension in these Stanley Cup playoffs for an ugly knee-on-knee collision that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie on Monday. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has offered Cooke an in-person hearing, which means a ban could exceed five games. A date and time was not announced. The department made the announcement...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  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
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Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible diving OT game-winner to beat Avs (video)

Despite setting a franchise playoff record with 46 shots on goal — essentially from every conceivable angle — during Game 3 of its series against the Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wild could not solve Semyon Varlamov. The Avs netminder had stonewalled the hometown team all night and had the crease and net locked down like […] The post Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible...
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Mikael Granlund Does Bobby Orr Impression With Amazing OT Goal (Video)

Bobby Orr scored his iconic flying Stanley Cup goal in 1970. Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund was born in 1992. Apparently the 22-year-old Granlund has been taking hockey history lessons, as he did his best to impersonate Orr’s classic play with an unforgettable goal in overtime on Monday night. The score gave the Wild a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche to narrow...
Via NESN.com
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Matt Cooke takes out Tyson Barrie’s knee with dirty hit (Video)

Stop me if you’ve heard this before — Matt Cooke is facing a possible suspension for a cheap shot he threw on an opposing player. His latest victim is Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, who is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury after Cooke took a run at his knee on Monday […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Mikael Granlund scores incredible OT goal to beat Avs

Mikael Granlund scored an incredible goal to beat the Colorado Avalanche in overtime, and also put the Minnesota Wild on the board in the series. 
Via Gamedayr
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Granlund lifts Wild past Avs in OT

It took 65-plus excruciating, tension-filled, heart-palpitating, nail-biting minutes, but the Wild finally beat Semyon Varlamov. The Vezina Trophy contender brought his “A” game into Xcel Energy Center for Game 3 on Monday night, but so did Mikael Granlund. Finally, on the franchise playoff-record 46th shot, the Wild pulled off a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche to cut...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Granlund elevating game on national playoff stage

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Fresh off the biggest goal of his short NHL career, Mikael Granlund received an unexpected congratulations in a joyous Minnesota Wild locker room, but it wasn't enough to elicit any extra elation out of the usually-reserved Finn. Defenseman Ryan Suter's kids were playing ball hockey in the team's dressing room and stopped Granlund after his game-winning...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Cooke heads to New York…

It's been a violent night in the NHL, but Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke's knee on Tyson Barrie stole the show, and as a result... Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been offered an in-person hearing for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. Details TBD. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 22, 2014 Multiple reports from the Avs...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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