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Penguins Matt Cooke is Public Enemy #1 Today in Ottawa

Matt Cooke has deserved his time spent as public enemy number one in many cities over the years.  It’s not even debatable.  He has done a few things that are going to keep him from ever receiving the hockey equivalent of saint hood, or the Lady Byng award.  The Matt Cooke Targetentire city of Ottawa has spent the last two months trying to prove that Cooke did something based entirely on Cooke’s history and not on what actually happened.


Today in Ottawa the fans, their owner & media are rallying around destroying an incorrectly accused Matt Cooke.  Ottawa is claiming that Cooke came down with his skate on their star defenseman Erik Karlsson’s ankle and sliced his Achilles tendon on purpose.

Cooke WantedOttawa itself has a Red Scarf Union, which forgive me for not being familiar with Canada’s Ottawallian culture, but I’m just going to have to assume is similar to the Red Hat Society members that meet weekday afternoons at restaurants here in the states.  Anyway, this “Red Scarf Union” has made wanted posters and are holding hate rallies all because of this incident that the NHL ruled was 100% an accident.

Two months ago Ottawa’s eccentric owner Eugene Melnyk was so sure Cooke had done this on purpose he has brought in forensic doctors to try and prove it “You have to come back with professional evidence by forensic doctors that can do it. That’s actually being done right in Toronto,” said Eugene.  It’s been two months and we haven’t seen any of this amazing evidence.  There is a good chance Eugene’s money may be better spent checking himself to see if he is a few tacos short of a combo platter.

Even Ottawa’s media consortium has gotten into the act suggesting now that the Penguins sit Matt Cooke for tonight’s game because the Penguins have already secured first place.  This is very ironic because Ottawa themselves are the ones that created this problem and are exasperating the problem even more by bringing back Erik Karlsson tonight for his first game since the injury.

That all being said, Matt Cooke is not the one that created this mess. How Matt Cooke has changed his game has been revered by hockey analysts all over and even some of his former haters.  He will stand up face what has happened as he has done many times before, though this time being on the correct side of valor.

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  1. pen's 4ever's Gravatar pen's 4ever
    April 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    I live here in Canada and all the blame is on Cooke ” He did it on purpose”
    IT’s so stupid, i hope we kick some a$$

  2. BrianTD's Gravatar BrianTD
    April 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Ottawa will show their hand by whether they dress Kassian who has only played 42 career NHL games. You would think Eugene will be trying to save face after his stupid remarks. Hopefully the NHL warns him about the game and fines him if things go awry. I hope they lose doing stupid shit and lose their playoff spot.

  3. April 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    really? where are you staying?

  4. April 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    really? where are you staying?

  5. Tim's Gravatar Tim
    April 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Even though the red scarf club sounds like a bunch of pussies isn’t there rules against threatening someones life?

  6. April 22, 2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I’m in Ottawa with my penguins on!

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 22, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Ottawallian culture 😮

  8. Bonnie's Gravatar Bonnie
    April 22, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    I’ve watched this video several times, I feel honestly, it was not intentional. Cook has cleaned up his act, but he still plays a rough game and a good game.


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