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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

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
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

TPN RADIO: Is James Neal the New Matt Cooke?

Tune in at 10:00 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Nick, @HockeyMeesh, @PensNation_Andy The Topics (Les Sujets) Is James Neal the new Matt Cooke? Did the Pens show enough this weekend against the St. Louis Blues to give you hope for the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Playoff Matchup Mondays. We take the current NHL Playoff matchups and give our input .
Via The PensNation
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Case for Matt Cooke Intentionally Hurting Eric Karlsson by @PandaPSU

We found out this time last week that Eugene Melnyk, after some 10 months, is still on the hunt to prove that Matt Cooke purposely attacked Erik Karlsson with his skate. While it seemed pretty clear it was an accident to the other 99% of the population, Melnyk has remained vigilant and reported his findings to the NHL last Monday. While I was not granted access to the meeting, I...
Via PensInitiative
January 27, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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