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Matt Cooke Hit On Fedor Tyutin Tonight

14:42 Pittsburgh Matt Cooke: 5 minutes, charging
14:42 Pittsburgh Matt Cooke: 5 minutes, fighting
14:42 Columbus Derick Brassard: 5 minutes, fighting
14:42 Columbus Derick Brassard: 2 minutes, roughing

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He’s a filthy player. He repeatedly takes cheap shots like this. I’d be happy to see him gone from the game.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/09/11 at 12:35 AM ET

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Why isn’t he banned? Why do those tools on Versus actually like Cooke?

Posted by ChowYunCat on 02/09/11 at 12:36 AM ET

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From behind?  Check.
Into the boards?  Check.
Leaves his feet?  Check.

What a hit!!!

Posted by Garth on 02/09/11 at 12:38 AM ET

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In his defense, Mike Milbury probably likes this play.

Posted by Sullyosis from A hateful lair in Post Apocalyptic US (or Arizona) on 02/09/11 at 12:41 AM ET

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How do you know the pens are losing?

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 02/09/11 at 01:08 AM ET

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How can you not think he left his feet?

He was a foot and a half off the ice!

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 02/09/11 at 01:20 AM ET

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For some damn reason every Matt Cooke penalty is being posted on KK for people to bitch about.  No one from an opposing team is going to say, “yea, Matt Cooke plays hard and is good for their team”.  But as a penguin fan, I will say that.

Tonights penalty was just that ... a penalty.  But the fact is, he went in to hit the guy and for some damn reason the guy turns into the damn boards.  He looked over his shoulder 2 seconds before the hit and saw it coming, and still turned into the boards.

For the idiots who say Matt Cooke doesn’t bring anything to the table consider this.  Matt Cooke was the season goal leader tonight for the penguins with 10.  Let me say it again, Matt Cooke was the season leading goal scorer for the pittsburgh penguins.

The OV hit this weekend was due to the fact that OV cut back at the last second.  How in the hell is Matt Cooke supposed to know he is going to do that.  The whole play took less than 1 second.  think about that.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/09/11 at 01:47 AM ET

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gretzky_to_lemieux, believe me, I would love not to post his penalties, but lately they have been very controversial.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/09/11 at 01:49 AM ET

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gretzky_to_lemieux, believe me, I would love not to post his penalties, but lately they have been very controversial.

Well then where the hell is the Frolov hit???

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/09/11 at 01:51 AM ET

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I am not aware of the Frolov hit GTL.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/09/11 at 01:55 AM ET

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Paul that is because you are not aware of any other games other than the penguins games…. you watch them intently to be the first to post about anything to stir up rage.

You sit intently watching each penguin game so you can post the very latest penalty of any penguin.  The fact that you try to hide it is hilarious.  Crosby, Malkin, Cooke… it doesn’t matter.  You know more people on this board dislike the penguins than like them, and it is a cheap thrill for you to see so many posts to your threads.  It must have sucked for you to see the red wings lose game 7, but you need to get over it.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/09/11 at 01:57 AM ET

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frolov = frolik… either way, still not video.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/09/11 at 01:59 AM ET

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GTL, not sure how even can say what you did, but just to let you know, I saw about 30 seconds of the Pens game tonight.

Watched Sharks/Caps and Bolts/Sabres.

If you think I am targeting the Penguins, then that is your problem and I can tell you without a doubt, I would be posting these types of videos if it way any player in the NHL.

Simple as that and no way trying to get under the skin of any fan base.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/09/11 at 02:03 AM ET

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Gym, Tan, Laundry. Calm down man.

Posted by pensfan29 on 02/09/11 at 02:05 AM ET

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Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/08/11 at 10:47 PM ET

Wow, and we Wings fans get called homers.  Cooke is a dirty player with zero respect for any other player.  If he were a Flyer or a Cap and hit a Pen like he does everyone else you’d be calling for his head.  Get over yourself and call a spade a spade, I can’t believe there is anyone left who will defend this goon.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 02/09/11 at 02:09 AM ET

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If you think I am targeting the Penguins, then that is your problem and I can tell you without a doubt, I would be posting these types of videos if it way any player in the NHL.

How about the Frolik hit tonight on Backes?  There is a hit like this in nearly every game.  That is why they are called penalties.

As for Matt Cooke, he plays hard… he gets hit as much as he dishes it out, except the refs never call penalties on the other players.  Case in point —> dirty play

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/09/11 at 02:10 AM ET

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Get over yourself and call a spade a spade, I can’t believe there is anyone left who will defend this goon.

Try leading goal scorer.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/09/11 at 02:11 AM ET

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GTL, First I heard of the Frolk hit and no video as of this moment.

Also been searching for the elbow from Volchenkov tonight, but again, no video.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/09/11 at 02:16 AM ET

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Paul that is because you are not aware of any other games other than the penguins games…. you watch them intently to be the first to post about anything to stir up rage.
-gretzky_to_lemieux

The Frolik hit wasn’t replayed on tonights nationally televised game, and if you scoll down the KK main page you’ll see video of the Mikalek slewfoot and a bit farther the Paille blindside hit.  Cooke is a well know piece of shit and when he gets a boarding major for hitting a guy directly in the numbers, he’s going to get attention.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 02/09/11 at 02:19 AM ET

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via John Shannon tweet,

Cooke’s hearing will be via phone with hockey operations. Probably means 4 games or less.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/09/11 at 02:20 AM ET

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The ON THE FLY crew and the Vs crew were both talking about Cooke but not Frolov or Frolik. But CLEARLY the problem is Paul.

Speaking of Paul, any update on when the ignore feature will be available?

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/09/11 at 02:23 AM ET

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I just saw the Frolik hit on ON THE FLY and there’s no way that was the same hit at all. Frolik was a typical boarding. It was dirty, but a 2 min minor. He led with a cross check. Cooke threw his body into the numbers from several strides out. They called charging, not boarding. It was a 5 min maj, not a 2 min minor. It’s from a player who has not had two earlier high profile dirty hits THIS WEEK. Not the same thing - total false equivalency.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/09/11 at 02:28 AM ET

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Try leading goal scorer.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/08/11 at 11:11 PM ET

Oh, so then I guess because Todd Bertuzzi was a dominant offensive player at the time of the Steve Moore attack then it was ok.  Gimme a break, man.  I don’t care if Cooke scores 50 goals, he tries to injure people in almost every game he plays in, scoring 10 goals doesn’t give you the right to try to end people’s seasons on a nightly basis.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 02/09/11 at 02:32 AM ET

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I have to say it is absolutely clear, without a doubt, and unquestionable that he “leapt”, “left his feet”, “jumped at” or whatever else you want to call it.  Anybody saying otherwise is letting his “fanhood” cloud his objectivity.

Boarding or charging it doesn’t matter it was both.

Tyutin should be warned that turning your numbers to an opponent is generally dangerous and foolish.  Doing so to Cooke is absolutely going to result in pain.


Jim

Posted by Vagabond Jim on 02/09/11 at 02:33 AM ET

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Pens TV crew is kind of an embarrassment on this call as well.  “Hit him pretty much from behind” and “we’ll see what the penalty is if there is one.”  Stay classy boys.

If you’re Columbus you can’t be happy about the fact that Brassard is the only one on the ice that goes after Cooke.  Doesn’t speak real highly for the chemistry of that group.

Posted by RoneFace on 02/09/11 at 02:41 AM ET

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41.1 Boarding – A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who checks an opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to be thrown violently in the boards. The severity of the penalty, based upon the degree of violence of the impact with the boards, shall be at the discretion of the Referee.


42.1 Charging - A minor or major penalty shall be imposed on a player who skates or jumps into, or charges an opponent in any manner. 

Charging shall mean the actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner. A “charge” may be the result of a check into the boards, into the goal frame or in open ice.


Guilty of both.

And, the reply clearly shows him leaving his feet before any contact is made.  Watch the slow replay at the end of the clip above.

I didn’t say it was “dirty.”  It’s just a reflection of the way the game is played today.  Personally, I’d like to see the league have the best players available for as many games as possible.  So I’d like to see less of this; that’d mean fewer injuries and fewer suspensions.  Both are better for the game than Sid trying to get healthy in NS. 

There’s no need to turn N. American hockey into the SEL, but we can’t have KHL style antics either.  Good, clean, physical hockey played within the letter (and the spirit) of the rules is not hard to fathom.  Yet the NHL doesn’t seem to want to find the right balance.

He had ample time to stop.  He started targeting him before the hashmarks.

I don’t have a dog in this fight—I’m neither a CBJ nor Pens fan.  Just an observer on the West Coast.

BTW the 5 for fighting on Cooke was just silly.

Posted by Vagabond Jim on 02/09/11 at 02:59 AM ET

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I dont like Cooke but before you can make it out as dirty as you have, which is a crock of shit really, tell us what he should have done?  Stopped on a dime?

Cooke coasts in from the blue line with Tyutin’s numbers facing him the whole time.  Maybe he, I dont know, should not have smashed the guy from behind into the boards?  Cooke didn’t leave his feet to make the hit but it still is deserving of a major penalty for boarding and whatever suspension follows.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 02/09/11 at 03:06 AM ET

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http://ehfactor.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-have-confession-regarding-matt-cooke.html

s/t to wyshynski’s twitter feed.

Posted by Vagabond Jim on 02/09/11 at 03:54 AM ET

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The most surprising thing about these Matt Cooke viciously dirty hits is that anyone’s even remotely surprised Matt Cooke is a viciously dirty player.

Again, players like Cooke are why there needs to be no instigator penalty.  Every time he’s on the ice the other team should beat him senseless.  Either that or the NHL is going to have to wise up and start really suspending this guy.

Granted, it’s the pre-selected face-of-the-NHL Penguins, but still.  Even playing for that team shouldn’t be a carte blanche to play like that.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 02/09/11 at 04:48 AM ET

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Colin Campbell is going to have a busy day tomorrow, with 3 fresh contestants for Wheel of Justice.  I can somewhat understand defending Cooke on the knee to knee with Ovechkin Sunday, since it looked kind of marginal (at least when viewed outside the context of Cooke’s 8 or 10 other leg checks).  The worst thing about it, is that Cooke is a half decent hockey player.  He doesn’t need to play dirty to have a steady spot in the NHL.

I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the Pens sat him down and told him to knock it off before it comes back to hurt one of them.  Cooke takes run after run at guys, but won’t answer the bell when players ask him to dance.  Sooner or later, those frustrations will be taken out on someone undeserving.

Posted by iwearstripes on 02/09/11 at 05:54 AM ET

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To me, Cooke had time to pull up, and deserved the call. Fair or not, he knows that the refs will never give him the benefit of the doubt, so it’s his job to be extra careful. I’m more concerned with the fact that the Pens *need* him to be on the ice because he can score goals, and is great at the forecheck and establishing the cycle down low. Last thing we need when Matt Cooke is our top scorer, is to have to kill a 5 minute major (or 3 minute major as it effectively was). Face it, without Sid/Geno/Kunitz/Letestu, the Pens need to get up early, and trap it up late. We might be really good at the penalty kill this year, but that sure doesn’t help us score. We can’t give the other team anything.

Posted by penguinsfan on 02/09/11 at 10:20 AM ET

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Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/08/11 at 10:59 PM ET

What a joke.

You gripe that Paul posts only Cooke hits, but not another hit… then later admit you didn’t even have the name of the player with the other hit right.  Kinda’ hard to take anything you say seriously after that.

Stop being such a homer toolbag.  Even other Pens fans on here don’t agree with you.

It’s clearly a dirty, unnecessary hit.

Posted by Primis on 02/09/11 at 10:32 AM ET

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Both skates off the ice at the point of contact.  Don’t know what that is if not “leaving his feet”.

Posted by Garth on 02/09/11 at 10:43 AM ET

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It wasn’t due to impact, either. This isn’t an open ice hit of two bodies in motion. He lept - watch his legs.

Cooke is a filthy player making filthy plays night after night. He’s worse than Avery in just about every category. The league needs to fine teams for repeat offenders since these dirty players can be justified due to their offensive output. If that doesn’t fix the problem, fine the team AND make the fines count against cap space.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/09/11 at 11:04 AM ET

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Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/08/11 at 10:57 PM ET

Sigh.

Posted by penguinsfan on 02/09/11 at 07:20 AM ET

Nicely said. That’s a little more honest and analytical.

For some reason it did take them a while to get to the highlights of the hit on Backes on OTF, but they certainly covered it. You can say it’s unbalanced given how long they talked about Cooke, but the reason they talked about Cooke was because A) two borderline or worse hits in a week and B) he has a long history outside of these two incidents.

I’m sure Cooke has reputation calls go against him, especially of the goalie interference variety, I wouldn’t doubt it. But sometimes you “earn” a reputation. Cooke has made his bed by playing dirty, now he’s got to deal with it.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 02/09/11 at 11:07 AM ET

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Now thats leaving your feet, Ladd on Kesler.

You’re right, that is ALSO a case of a player leaving his feet to make a hit.  Has absolutely nothing to do with Cooke leaving his feet on his hit though.

He didnt LEAP in the air like a superhero.

I don’t think anybody is saying that.  Ladd didn’t LEAP into the air like a superhero either.  Does it only count of the hitter is wearing a cape and swooping in from the stands to make the hit?

Does he also have to be wearing his underwear on the outside of his clothes?

O, when saying a player left his feet to make a hit, can we only count whether or not he, you know, LEFT HIS FEET?

Which is exactly what Cooke did.

tell us what he should have done?

I’m going to say that he should have not hit him from behind, into the boards, while leaving his feet.

Simple equation here, if you see his numbers and the back of his head, don’t hit him.

How about trying to take the puck from him instead?

You know, instead of hitting him from behind, into the boards, leaving his feet.

Simple thought, I know…

Posted by Garth on 02/09/11 at 11:10 AM ET

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Sooner or later, those frustrations will be taken out on someone undeserving.

Like Crosby!

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/09/11 at 11:15 AM ET

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What a nice couple of deflection attempts by g_to_l there though.

Waaaah - it’s ok for Matt Cooke to be dirty because he scores goals:

No one from an opposing team is going to say, “yea, Matt Cooke plays hard and is good for their team”.

That’s because nobody from an opposing team gives a rat’s dick about whether Cooke is good for the Penguins.  The discussion at hand is whether Matt Cooke, or similar players are bad for the league.  I don’t care how many goals he scores, he’s a dirty shitbag and he needs to be kept off the ice for a long period until he learns which side of the line he’s not supposed to cross when he’s playing hard.

Ok, no?  Fine… Waaaaaah - Matt Cooke isn’t the only player who ever hurts people and Paul never talks about them, except when he does… but I ignore those.

You don’t like the attention given to Matt Cooke any more than any of us like to pay attention to him.  We’d all be much, much happier if there were nothing about Matt Cooke’s game that made people call for suspensions twice a week because of things he does.

This play was not “just a penalty” and your attempt to lay the blame on Tyutin is sickening.  Cooke had plenty of time to think about the hit he was laying and chose to deliver it anyway.  Yes, Tyutin looked over his shoulder to see where the forechecking pressure was.  He is under no requirement to turn into a hit that’s coming, especially when he’s digging the puck out of the corner.  The entire requirement here is Cooke’s to not hit a guy in the numbers.  The fact that Cooke saw the numbers for 2 full seconds and still decided to lay the hit is exactly why he’s looking at a suspension.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 02/09/11 at 11:16 AM ET

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You gripe that Paul posts only Cooke hits, but not another hit… then later admit you didn’t even have the name of the player with the other hit right.  Kinda’ hard to take anything you say seriously after that.

Leave it to you to point out that i mistakenly called Frolik Frolov to completely ignore the point i was trying to make.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/09/11 at 11:20 AM ET

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This play was not “just a penalty” and your attempt to lay the blame on Tyutin is sickening.  Cooke had plenty of time to think about the hit he was laying and chose to deliver it anyway.  Yes, Tyutin looked over his shoulder to see where the forechecking pressure was.  He is under no requirement to turn into a hit that’s coming, especially when he’s digging the puck out of the corner.  The entire requirement here is Cooke’s to not hit a guy in the numbers.  The fact that Cooke saw the numbers for 2 full seconds and still decided to lay the hit is exactly why he’s looking at a suspension.

Matt Cooke like other hockey players are told to finish their check.  Tyutin had the puck and when Cooke was coming in, he was square with the guy.  At the end of the play Tyutin turned towards the boards.  Cooke may have been able to stop, but he might not have.  Without a doubt Cooke let up on the hit… it could have been a lot lot worse.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/09/11 at 11:23 AM ET

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