We’d say that at this point there’s little left to write about notorious Pittsburgh sleazeball Matt Cooke, but we’re sure a few of you will find some colourful adjectives that we can’t use here.

I’ll direct you to our handy and easy to use head shot template developed Friday afternoon. You can fill in the blanks and feel like a real writer! Yeah, we’re sitting on a damn gold mine here.

Fire away on Cooke’s latest, an elbow to the head of Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh. Cooke received a five minute major and a game misconduct, and will no doubt get yet another chance to spin Colin Campbell’s favourite toy, the Wheel of Justice.

It was just over a month ago that Cooke had his last demonstration of idiocy when he drove Blue Jackets defenceman Fedor Tyutin into the boards from behind, which resulted in a four-game suspension. Only Cooke knows exactly what he was trying to accomplish by throwing an elbow into the face of McDonagh at the last second. He’s earned his reputation through ill-advised decisions like this one, but even the NHL’s most legendary cheap shot artists have their defenders, as we discovered with Sean Avery earlier this week.

Such a blatant lack of common sense is pretty tough to defend though, especially in a week when two players were suspended and one fined, and two of those incidents focused on flying elbows.

Comments (11)

  1. Isn’t Matt Cooke making Mario look like a hypocrite.

  2. Yep, does Mario want to “rethink being part of the NHL” after this hit?

  3. Ohhhhh happy sunday joy. To see Cooke’s elbow turn the tide of this game was the happiest I’ve been in a while. Go NYR.

  4. Is Matt Cooke ever going to learn? What a scumbag! I love how guy’s like him continue to be allowed to play hockey. Oh Bettman, you’re such a weiner.

  5. they need to start taking points for the teams with repeat offenders

  6. There’s no defence of that hit. None at all.


  7. 15 games, its the rest of the regular season and 5 games of the playoffs, i’m shocked healty only got 2 games for his elbow, there was no defending his elbow to ott, i just hope the nhl makes an example out of cooke!

  8. rest of the year, including playoffs! but really Mario should release him and this guy shouldn’t be in the NHL. How the NHLPA doesn’t kick him out of the union is beyond any sense of logic.

  9. cooke shouldnt be in the nhl he is the most hated player in the nhl and i cant imagine that pitts players or staff can be happy with his play he needs a healthy time sittin out

  10. just another day at work for cooke, whos career will be next. the nhl will probably step up with a it was hockey play and no suspension.

  11. [...] that gives the cheap shot artist a minimum of 14 games to plot his next target think about his latest moment of idiocy when his elbow nailed Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh in the head on Sunday.Cooke will go to the [...]

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