// Matt Cooke

Penguins Re-Sign Public Enemy No. 1: Matt Cooke

Matt Cooke is most well-kn0wn in these parts for his cheap, yet devastating hit on center Marc Savard that ended Savard’s regular season. Savard, of course, returned for the Flyers series in the second round of the playoffs, but wasn’t so impressive while still working himself into playing shape. Cooke can be blamed for that. […]

Savard Cleared to Play and Set to Return, But Should He?

On Tuesday morning, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli gave Boston’s faithful more than just the team’s 4-2 series win over the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as he announced that center Marc Savard is set to play after fully recovering from his concussion. Savard, out since suffering the Grade […]

VIDEO: Matt Cooke Finally Gets 1) His Due, and 2) Knocked the Hell Out

Ever since Matt Cooke ended Marc Savard’s season with a cheap hit, Bruins fans have been clamoring for a healthy dose of revenge, and yesterday we got it–courtesy of Atlanta’s Evander Kane. Sure this dude will get plenty of cheers next time he takes the ice in Boston or at the very least a nice […]

Marc Savard and Matt Cooke to Meet in the Octagon

In a breaking announcement Thursday, the NHL and UFC issued a joint statement that to settle their differences, Matt Cooke and Marc Savard will step inside the UFC Octagon following the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. Because league disciplinarian Colin Campbell concluded that hits with the shoulder can not be used as an attempt […]

NHL Headshots Outlawed, Head Hunters Now Relegated to Job Searches

On Tuesday, the NHL’s Board of Governors approved a rule change banning senseless (and indeed any) head hits (likely in response to pressure from the Marc Savard incident), specifically prohibiting “a lateral, back-pressure or blind-side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact.” The logistics and timing of […]

Cam Neely Rips Bruins’ Lack of Passion, Agrees With Fans’ Complaints

On Friday afternoon, Cam Neely, current Vice President of the Boston Bruins and NHL Hall of Famer, ripped the Bruins players on WEEI’s “The Big Show”, following their 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Citing “a lack of passion and commitment to working hard”, Neely told host Glenn Ordway that he was […]

Screaming for Vengeance, Dying for Goals: Bruins Win Fight, Lose Another Game

If you want blood… you almost got it. But not quite. Matt Cooke showed his face in Boston, and Shawn Thornton punched it, giving Bruins fans some satisfaction, despite the fact that the Small, Not-Good Bruins were shut out by the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0. As every NHL fan knows, Cooke delivered a cheap head-shot to […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Penguins, Thursday March 18th

Who knew? There’s apparently a little hockey game at TD Garden this evening. The much anticipated homecoming for the Boston Bruins (31-26-12) is finally here, as they host Matt Cooke and the Pittsburgh Penguins (41-24-5) after a season-long seven-game road trip. Any preview of this game has to obviously start with Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke. Cooke […]

Bruins and Penguins of Years Past

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, or so the saying goes. With tensions running high after the Savard hit, and with the Penguins and Bruins set to meet again this Thursday, several members of each staff would do well to remember possible past lives, or at least figures who […]

Ovechkin Suspended Two Games By NHL

The NHL announced Monday that Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is suspended for two games following his hit Sunday in Chicago on Brian Campbell 12:16 into the 1st Period. The Capitals won 4-3 in OT. Ovechkin will forfeit $232,645.40 and is now considered a repeat offender for his earlier suspension for kneeing on November […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Flyers, Thursday 3-11

The Bruins (29-24-12) will face off with the Philadelphia Flyers (35-26-4) tonight at the Wachovia Center in a Winter Classic rematch. January 1st at Fenway, Marco Sturm’s overtime goal proved to be the game winner in the highly hyped New Year’s Day game on Yawkey Way. Tonight, it’s just another regular season game between two […]

A Letter To NHL Disciplinarian Colin Campbell Regarding Matt Cooke

To: Mr. Colin Campbell, Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for the NHL From: A Bruised and Boiling Bruin Dear Mr. Campbell, It is with great disappointment that I am forced to write this letter. I am sure that this will be one of many letters concerning Mr. Matt Cooke’s hit on Mr. […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Maple Leafs, Tuesday 3/9

The road trip continues tonight for the Black and Gold, as the Bruins (29-24-11) make their third stop on their current seven-game trip, this time in Toronto to face the lowly Maple Leafs (20-33-12). These two teams should know each other pretty well by now, having faced each other four times already, including less than […]

Cooke vs. Bruins: What Almost Happened After Savard Was Hit

With 5:37 left in the game on Sunday, Marc Savard was decked in malevolent fashion by the Penguins‘ Matt Cooke. Aside from the initial jawing, nothing was done by the Bruins as payback. Isn’t that what you do when someone commits such a grievous act against your team? Don’t you fight them and punch their […]

Video: Marc Savard Hit by Matt Cooke, Suffers Concussion

Marc Savard suffered a concussion during Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Penguins when he was hit by Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke. Cooke appeared to elbow Savard in the back of the head. Was the hit clean? Decide for yourself: