HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > Pittsburgh Penguins
Notices

Do Pens fans like Matt Cooke?

View Poll Results: Do you like Cooke?
Yes, he's one of those guys you hate on other teams, but love on your own 125 83.89%
No, I guess I support him cause he's a Pen, but he's just such a dirty rat 24 16.11%
Voters: 149. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
10-16-2010, 07:10 PM
  #51
bwalter32
Registered User
 
bwalter32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Apollo, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 159
vCash: 500
I like Cooke. He contributes offensively and is a real energetic player. He does a great job getting inside the heads of other teams.

bwalter32 is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 07:20 PM
  #52
Happy Kadri
#happykadri
 
Happy Kadri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Peterborough, ONT
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,418
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by bwalter32 View Post
I like Cooke. He contributes offensively and is a real energetic player. He does a great job getting inside the heads of other teams.
Getting inside their heads with the point of his elbow. Just ask Savard.

Cooke is dirty as hell. Anybody who denies it needs to remove their homer glasses.

Do I like how he plays most of the time? No. But I'm glad hes on our team.

Happy Kadri is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 07:27 PM
  #53
lastcupever75
Registered User
 
lastcupever75's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,947
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geno View Post
Getting inside their heads with the point of his elbow. Just ask Savard.

.
you should take an anatomy course or something if you think he hit him with the point of his elbow

lastcupever75 is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 07:31 PM
  #54
Happy Kadri
#happykadri
 
Happy Kadri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Peterborough, ONT
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,418
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by lastcupever75 View Post
you should take an anatomy course or something if you think he hit him with the point of his elbow
You know what I mean.

He's dirty.

Happy Kadri is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 07:35 PM
  #55
bwalter32
Registered User
 
bwalter32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Apollo, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 159
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geno View Post
Getting inside their heads with the point of his elbow. Just ask Savard.

Cooke is dirty as hell. Anybody who denies it needs to remove their homer glasses.

Do I like how he plays most of the time? No. But I'm glad hes on our team.
Never said he wasn't dirty.

bwalter32 is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 07:39 PM
  #56
Happy Kadri
#happykadri
 
Happy Kadri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Peterborough, ONT
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,418
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by bwalter32 View Post
Never said he wasn't dirty.
Didn't say you did.

But I can't stand people who will stand up for their players simply because they wear a Pens jersey.

I can only defend Cooke so much before feeling like a complete moron.

He was an embarrassment last night running Dipietro 3 times.

Happy Kadri is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 07:47 PM
  #57
Burgs
Registered User
 
Burgs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Country: Germany
Posts: 5,446
vCash: 500
I fall more on the "don't like him" side. He's pretty versatile and would fill a role on any team but I don't like his type. Never have, never will. As long as he's here I'm just happy he runs someone else's players.

Burgs is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 09:06 PM
  #58
bwalter32
Registered User
 
bwalter32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Apollo, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 159
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geno View Post
Didn't say you did.

But I can't stand people who will stand up for their players simply because they wear a Pens jersey.

I can only defend Cooke so much before feeling like a complete moron.

He was an embarrassment last night running Dipietro 3 times.
I agree. Don't agree with some of his decisions, but when he isn't making bone head plays, he can contribute offensively.

bwalter32 is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 09:12 PM
  #59
Big McLargehuge
Moderator
Diving in Head First
 
Big McLargehuge's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Country: Finland
Posts: 51,824
vCash: 422
Quote:
Originally Posted by swanjm5 View Post
Cooke vs Ruutu
Effectiveness as Agitator - Edge Cook
Hockey Skill - edge cook
PK ability - edge cook
Energy - edge cook
Physicality - edge cook
Oh come on, you're forgetting shootouts

Cooke is better than Ruutu at basically everything that matters.

Big McLargehuge is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 09:17 PM
  #60
sEmowashere
Registered User
 
sEmowashere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: J-Ville
Country: United States
Posts: 1,271
vCash: 500
I ****ing love Cooke on my team.

I dont care if he beheads your favorrite player. As long as he doesnt do it to mine why the **** should I care?

sEmowashere is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 09:18 PM
  #61
sEmowashere
Registered User
 
sEmowashere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: J-Ville
Country: United States
Posts: 1,271
vCash: 500
COOKE. With an E at the end..

sEmowashere is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 09:52 PM
  #62
GrouperTrooper
Registered User
 
GrouperTrooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florida
Country: United States
Posts: 1,097
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geno View Post
You know what I mean.

He's dirty.
Why don't you define it for us exactly, that way we're all clear.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Geno View Post
Didn't say you did.

But I can't stand people who will stand up for their players simply because they wear a Pens jersey.

I can only defend Cooke so much before feeling like a complete moron.

He was an embarrassment last night running Dipietro 3 times.
Why you're at it, why don't you define "running" the goalie for us.

I watch a fair amount of hockey. I can tell you I've NEVER, EVER seen another player push a guy into a goalie. Not once,... until Matt the baby killer Cooke did it.
Then the guy had the audacity to run DP again, with his back turned, CLEARY standing in white "paint". He's a witch buuuuuuurrrrnnnn him!

Did he antagonize DP? Yes. Did he ultimately take penalties for those actions? Yes. Crime and Punishment, and all is right in the world again.

I don't supose you saw Cannon try to lay that hit on the Cookie Monster today.

GrouperTrooper is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 10:05 PM
  #63
Silas Robertson
Hey, all in. Jack.
 
Silas Robertson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Grey Street
Country: United States
Posts: 4,839
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ponder View Post
I'm a Leafs fan first and foremost, but after that the Pens are certainly one of my favourite teams, absolutely love Crosby, Malkin and Staal. However, I cannot stand Matt Cooke. I'm kind of curious if legit Pens fans like Cooke, or feel that he's a d-bag who takes it too far?
He is a D-bag who takes it too far. And I ****ing love him for it.

Silas Robertson is offline  
Old
10-16-2010, 10:45 PM
  #64
TheSniper26
Registered User
 
TheSniper26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Youngstown
Country: United States
Posts: 2,034
vCash: 500
I can appreciate that he's more than just a goon and can actually play the game. But, regardless of the sweater they put on, I don't like guys that take cheap shots. And Cooke does. Perhaps not as much as the fans of other teams around the league like to claim, but enough to clearly tarnish his reputation. I don't appreciate guys pulling those sort of antics on our players, so it would make me a huge hypocrite to suddenly support it going the other way. So no, I can't say I like Cooke all that much.

Now, all that said, I love having the guy on our team.

TheSniper26 is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 12:03 AM
  #65
Captain Hook
Olli Määttä
 
Captain Hook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 12,698
vCash: 500
Cookie is a very bad and dangerous man out there. I'd rather have that on my side than against me. I suppose it's still a love/hate relationship even when guys like him are on your side. He brings a lot to the table that you'll love, but he also goes a bit too far sometimes. You also have to put up with the occasional stupid penalties he takes and reputations calls he gets that can hurt the team. If he played for another team, I'd hate his guts, though. I'd probably throw a damn part when he retires or gets knocked out of the game for good.

Captain Hook is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 12:13 AM
  #66
Jaded-Fan
Registered User
 
Jaded-Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 30,882
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geno View Post
If he wasn't a Pen...I'd absolutely hate him. Just like Ruutu.

Thankfully, that idiot plays for our team and I'd rather he run their goalie then ours...
Cooke is so much better than Ruutu it is not even funny. Cooke is one of the best agitators in the game, and can actually play hockey pretty reasonably to boot. The stupid stuff all agitators do, he gets us burned far less than others in that catagory. Ruutu always seemed to do it at the wrong time. Glad we have Cooke. Long and the short of it is that Cooke contributes uniquely to winning us games and would be missed, and we would win fewer games, without him. That is all that matters.

Jaded-Fan is online now  
Old
10-17-2010, 12:54 AM
  #67
Crozbar
Registered User
 
Crozbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,420
vCash: 500
The thing about Cooke is that he can play; he's a great 3rd line grinder who finishes his checks. His "dirtiness" is undeniable but definitely exaggerated.

He's a good hockey player in his role first and well before his moments of goonishness; since that's the order I see, I do like him. If it was the other way around I probably wouldn't.

Crozbar is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 01:16 AM
  #68
AquaticBirdman
Gladams FTW!
 
AquaticBirdman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 22,892
vCash: 500
I honestly laugh at all these non-Pens fans that continuously go on and on about how much they hate Cooke and still wouldn't like him even if he was on their own team. Hypocricy at its best, because you know for a fact that there's no way possible they could hate having a player like him on your squad.

AquaticBirdman is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 01:38 AM
  #69
Killswitch7187
Winter is here
 
Killswitch7187's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: State College, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 1,051
vCash: 500
Somebody already said it best:

Cooke is a D-Bag. But he's OUR D-bag. Same thing goes for Roethlisberger to me.

Love to him have in our team, and come crunch time, he shows he's more valuable than just a guy to grind the other team's gears.

Killswitch7187 is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 09:30 AM
  #70
chris_mthomas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 20
vCash: 500
I don't know if anyone's ever watched Generation Kill (David Simon's brilliant miniseries about the first Marine regimen in Iraq), but there's one character in it, called "Trombley", who was a bit crazy. There was an excellent scene after he mistakenly killed some Iraqi child (whilst he was killing their camels for fun), where two of the characters in his company were talking about the affair.

One of them turns to the other and say, "Yeah, but you know what's even more ****ed up? Trombley only shot two bursts, maybe 7 rounds. I mean, we're bumping down a dirt road, his targets are like 200 meters out.... and he hits exactly what the **** he's shooting at? I mean, **** man. The boy is a cold-on dead eye killer."

The other looks back at him and says "Yeah, no ****...that's 'cause he's a psycho". Yet, he thinks about it real quick, pauses for a minute, and concludes:

"Well... at least he's our psycho."

chris_mthomas is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 10:04 AM
  #71
Darth Vitale
Moderator
Dark Mod Powers
 
Darth Vitale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Fangorn
Country: United States
Posts: 24,535
vCash: 500
I used to hate them both but since we've had Ruutu and Cooke on this team it has made me appreciate them more, including the fact they chip in the occasional points which is 100% bonus. Let's put it this way: there are really only a couple guys who play this kind of game, who if they were on this team I'd still hate their guts / feel shame for them being here.

One is Sean Avery, the other is Carcillo. So glad we traded that idiot. There might be one or two others I'm not thinking of but basically Cooke rides the fine line of being a dewsh without actually being one most of the time. I do agree he is not the brightest guy in the world, though. Heh.

I think maybe the ultimate guy we all love to hate, who plays a borderline dirty game sometimes, and who we would all love if he was here, is Hartnell. A more talented, dirtier version of Ryan Malone, but obviously a guy with a good attitude on and off the ice, when he's not eating fingers. The paternity suit jokes alone would put a crimp on bandwidth.

Anyway, it's the attitude that really sets dewshbags like Avery and Carcillo apart. They're maladjusted idiots, on the ice and off.


Last edited by Darth Vitale: 10-17-2010 at 10:24 AM.
Darth Vitale is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 10:11 AM
  #72
AquaticBirdman
Gladams FTW!
 
AquaticBirdman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 22,892
vCash: 500
After seeing Mike Richards almost bust out into tears last night during his post-game interview, my mancrush on Cooke has only grown even more

AquaticBirdman is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 10:28 AM
  #73
DockEllisExperience
Registered User
 
DockEllisExperience's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Country: United States
Posts: 3,042
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by AcquaticBirdMan66 View Post
After seeing Mike Richards almost bust out into tears last night during his post-game interview, my mancrush on Cooke has only grown even more
What was good ole' Richie up set about? He didn't connect on Cooke's head when he had it down across the middle?

DockEllisExperience is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 10:31 AM
  #74
AquaticBirdman
Gladams FTW!
 
AquaticBirdman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 22,892
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DockEllisExperience View Post
What was good ole' Richie up set about? He didn't connect on Cooke's head when he had it down across the middle?
Bah, the usual. Talking about how Cooke is always on his case during games, and how he doesn't think he should have to fight Matt Cooke when someone like Crosby doesn't fight Carcillo. Really a bunch of useless garbage that only the likes of Mike Richards can say.

AquaticBirdman is offline  
Old
10-17-2010, 10:34 AM
  #75
Darth Vitale
Moderator
Dark Mod Powers
 
Darth Vitale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Fangorn
Country: United States
Posts: 24,535
vCash: 500
Are you guys underrating Mike Richards again? I thought we were done with this after the mid-summer Centerman polls.

Darth Vitale is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.