Melnyk rips Cooke
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02-16-2013, 05:41 PM
Because! That's why!
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Originally Posted by
Eyes of Orpik
Okay, I understand you guys are pissed, but this is ridiculous.
Nothing worked for Mario, he spoke out on a more serious issue. Head shots. And Cooke being a guy known for them, him and Shero sat down and told him that his play at the time was unacceptable and if he didn't change he would be off the team.
Mario didn't come out and belittle Trevor Gillies (as much as he deserved it) because not only was his head shot on purpose, but he also dropped the gloves while the player he hit was down and then he was taunting him while he was laying on the ice. I'm pretty sure Mario didn't single out one player from the Isles after that game.
The general opinion around the league was that it was an accident, yet not only does the owner speak out, but he also belittles a player for an accidental play.
And Cooke responded to the comments.
He also has tried to reach out to Karlsson, but his texts were not answered.
Matt Cooke's response shows respect and class, even after Melnyk "ripped" him.
I do feel sorry for Karlsson and you Senators fans, but your teams management is not being very professional or mature.
Marc Brassard @mbrassard
@ian_mendes B. Murray told me Cooke "did not apologize" in email he sent Karlsson, who feels it wasn't accidental. Was saving it for paper.
Such a good guy he couldn't even man up and say sorry.
Also, that doesn't show class, it shows the Penguins have a good PR department that coaches their players well on what to say to avoid trouble.
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