Why should Hockeytown be thanking one of the biggest goons in recent hockey history? Especially when he plays for a rival team that they have recently played back-to-back in the Stanley Cup finals?
He chose to have a typical “Cooke hockey play” in the game with the New York Rangers and not wait a day and take out one of the Red Wings heading into the playoffs.
The Penguins are at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit right now for practice while Cooke is heading off for yet another NHL diplomacy hearing. You can go ahead and check out the NHL Wheel of Justice for some kicks and giggles about what may or may not come out of the Cooke hearing today; but let us all home that the NHL finally puts their foot down about these headshots.
Stay tuned to The Hockey Writers for updates today once Matt Cooke’s afternoon hearing has concluded.
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