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02-15-2013, 05:36 PM
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Zen Arcade
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Originally Posted by moosehead81 View Post
Unfortunately, when the same player is continually involved it would lead one to believe that it's more than freakish, as you contend. Matt Cooke could be replaced by any one of dozens of players and, at this point, the league would be better off without him. I'm sure the Penguins have somebody in the minors who could step in for him in a flash.
Yeah, the Pens totally have a guy in Wilkes-Barre that's capable of scoring 15 goals and 35 points a year, while being very physical and one of the better PKers in the NHL.

They're just keeping Cooke and paying him 1.8 million for fun.

Cooke's a good player, if all he could do was hurt people, he'd have been out of the league years ago.

There's a reason why guys like Cooke have good careers while guys like Ryan Hollweg last few a seasons and then fade into obscurity.

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