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Cooke Is A Creep

March 21, 2011 @ 08:25

After this latest assault on a fellow player, Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins doesn't need a suspension, he needs an examination.

He needs to be examined by the best the psychiatric field has to offer, because Matt Cooke has moved beyond just being a dirty, slimy back stabbing little prick of a player, he's moved into mental illness territory.

How can there be any other explanation? After what Cooke has committed over the past couple of years, and given what the NHL is currently going through when it comes to head shots, Cooke's blatant shot to the head of the Rangers Ryan McDonagh yesterday makes him the undisputed king of NHL imbeciles.

Cooke has been suspended three times over the past three seasons for illegal hits. He also delivered a hit on Boston's Marc Savard in March of last year that resulted in a severe concussion and prompted the NHL to adopt a new rule that bans blindside hits to the head.

So this is it, it's time for the NHL to step up and show that they're genuinely serious about the rash of head injuries. They should consider this skunk's pathetic recent history and suspend him for the rest of the season and the playoffs - and maybe a few games into next year.

Hell, given his recent history and total disregard for his fellow workers, they should consider throwing him out of the league for good, but anything short of the remainder of this season and the playoffs will be a joke.

And it should go beyond the league. How ironic that Mario Lemieux yapped about head shots in the league just a few short weeks ago when he employs public enemy number one. Nice try at diversion Mario.

Cooke's teammates should show some class as well. Yes, it's a fast, hard hitting competitive game, but Cooke has crossed the line too many times and even the Pittsburgh Penguins should be disgusted at this latest incident, and while we're at it, its time for the rest of the players in the NHL to speak up and indentify the handful of idiots who are putting negative pressure on the league and affecting the over-all product.

To support Matt Cooke going forward as teammate or a workmate will do nothing but put a deeper blemish on the league.

I'm sure there are those who will want to compare this to the Zdeno Chara incident (Hab fans) but that's ridiculous.

Chara has no history and that hit was of completely different circumstances. In this latest assault by Cooke, he charged at Callahan and then deliberately raised his elbow.

It was calculated, it was disgusting, it was dirty and it was his fourth offence in a relatively short period of time? What else does the NHL need to make a statement?

As for Cooke, I stand by my opening statement. For him to do this again, given the current atmoshpere, the man (?) needs professional help.


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13 Responses to "Cooke Is A Creep"


4 x 4 Time
March 21, 2011 / 10:18

I agree, this dude has some serious problems.
In light of all the talk Pittsburgh management has been harping about on eliminating headshots, if Mario Lemieux clams up about this hit, he is a total hypocrite.


Keith
March 21, 2011 / 12:25

Mario has to be absolutely embarrassed by this, and as the coach, how do you trust putting this meathead by giving him a shift knowing he won't jeopardize your team? He seriously needs psychiatric evaluation. If I were the Pens, I'd take note from the Stars who released Avery for being a black-eye on the organization which was for something far less severe!


Anonymous
March 21, 2011 / 15:16

would we rather see a neat play like Washington last week with 4 nice passes on a 2 on none(goalie)and a score or a fight between 2 4th line benchwarmers. No Q. Lets see the nice plays and goals.


LEW
March 21, 2011 / 15:32

I couldn't wait for the Canucks to get rid of this waste - if Mario was a man, he would fire him before the NHL does. Neither will - probably get a raise for his intensity...
Go Canucks Go


Rob
March 21, 2011 / 17:55

He received 10 games and the first round of the playoffs...looks good on him!!


Buffalo Boy Mike
March 21, 2011 / 20:47

He should be out through the playoffs, do you think hes going to be less aggressive with his hits in the second round and beyond? the bigger the game the more aggressive the game gets....goodbye till next season and only after you have seen an anger management specialist and sought out counseling.


catchacoma
March 22, 2011 / 08:54

Ten to one Max Domi ends up a Penguin and living in Mario's house. The crystal ball never lies -- isn't that right Tie


Alan G
March 22, 2011 / 12:02

He should have been suspended for all of the playoffs as well. And I agree with others who say Mario has to dump him or he is in fact a total hypocrite.


Jeff Lumby
March 23, 2011 / 07:24

Freddie,

Agree with everything you said about Kook...ah Cooke. The point about a few ruining it for others is well taken. Other players need to step up...ex-players really need to step up....MARIO???

Freddie, can you do me a favor though, since you brought it up (and no I don't put a "u" in favor or color, it's stupid), stop saying Chara has no history with suspensions. It's immaterial. So because you have no suspensions the league can't give you your first?? Ridiculous. That fact has no merit in the conversation.

By the way, the league stunk the join out with the Cooke suspension. Wimps.


Freddie P.
March 23, 2011 / 08:54

@Lumby
History has a lot to do with it because, whether right or wrong, its a huge criteria for how the NHL hands down suspensions.
Unless its a blantant case of intent to injure, which this wasn't, the NHL has to conisider a player's character and history.
And that's exactly why you're correct about Matt Cooke.
Chara got what he deserved, Cooke didn't.


Robin Davis
May 5, 2011 / 04:46

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. Thomas Jefferson


Jacob Burgan
May 26, 2011 / 16:28

Weird how your blog has so little comments...


Tory
August 26, 2011 / 16:56

Hats off to whvoeer wrote this up and posted it.


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