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Video- Oh Jack Edwards

 

update 2:00pm, replaced the original video with one of better quality.

 

 

added 2:14PM, below is the video via gwyshynski of Edward's on-air apology.

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Wait, when did Jack Edwards become a massive douche bag? Oh yeah…

Posted by godblender on 04/20/13 at 01:57 PM ET

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Edwards did apologize on air too, I will get that up when a video becomes available but it was basically what he tweeted.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/20/13 at 02:06 PM ET

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He once used the exact same reference when talking about Steve Ott.  Time for some new material, maybe?

Posted by @DaveDavisHockey from Buffalo, NY on 04/20/13 at 02:18 PM ET

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Like I said on Twitter, he’s NOT sorry.  He never is.  Otherwise he would change and stop saying stupid like that @*&*$ on-air.  Really think about it.. he got fired from ESPN because of stupid crap like that, and yet he STILL does it on a regular basis.

The only thing sorry about Jack is that he’s genuinely a sorry excuse for a human being who can’t get past his own attention whoring to let anything or anyone else be the focus or the story, even on a week like this week.

Posted by Primis on 04/20/13 at 02:22 PM ET

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Yet the man speaks the truth.  Matt Cooke is and always will be a piece of isht.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/20/13 at 02:30 PM ET

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I hate the fact that I have to agree with Edwards in that it was VERY questionable judgment by the Pittsburgh writers.  Sorry, but when you commit acts like these you cannot qualify for an award that includes sportsmanship as one of the criteria.
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Posted by mc keeper on 04/20/13 at 02:44 PM ET

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Why apologize when you’re are right for once??

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 04/20/13 at 02:54 PM ET

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I have to agree with the last two posts.  Cooke is a thug and should never be nominated for any awards.  Just because he hasn’t committed a suspendable offense in a while doesn’t mean he’s changed his ways.  I have no problem with what Edwards said and he had nothing to apologize for.

Stay classy Pittsburgh…

Posted by Paul From Cali on 04/20/13 at 02:59 PM ET

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yeah, after the headline and the tweets, I was kind of surprised at how non-controversial the comment really was. He is totally right. Not only was Cooke one of the dirtiest players in recent memory, but probably towards the Bruins more than anyone. Jack Edwards and Boston fans in general have every right to mock the decision. I don’t really see why he would feel the need to apologize.

I mean seriously… the Masterson because YOU DIDN’T GET SUSPENDED?! what a friggin joke!

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 04/20/13 at 03:27 PM ET

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Primis he’s sorry he got caught & called on it

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 03:28 PM ET

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Paul From Cali
WingsFanInBeanLand

= Douchetards

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 03:29 PM ET

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CALLED ON WHAT?!?!?!?!

What absurd rust belt planet do you have to be from to genuinely believe Cooke deserves the Masterton? on the same team as Crosby who missed a YEAR with a brain injury?

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 04/20/13 at 03:30 PM ET

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@evilpens - Yup, really classy.  Doesn’t surprise me of course.  I think every post I’ve seen from you is a personal insult.  Aren’t there rules against that kind of thing on this site?

Posted by Paul From Cali on 04/20/13 at 03:34 PM ET

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.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Yep from a weird colliosion ! Cooke has completely changed his game but you keep sipping the Kool-Aid

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 03:34 PM ET

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Paul From Cali Put me on Ignore Little Girl OK !?

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 03:38 PM ET

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Easy EP, I don’t want to deal with the name calling today. Thanks.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/20/13 at 03:40 PM ET

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I’m a Pens fan and generally like what Matt Cooke brings to our team.  This guy didn’t seem to do anything wrong, he’s entitled to his opinion and Cooke should be hated by Bruin fans.  He shouldn’t have apologized.

Posted by tbassett on 04/20/13 at 03:44 PM ET

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According to some posters here, we should nominate Bertuzzi…  And I would just LOVE to see their reaction to Bertuzzi’s nomination!

Posted by Zqto on 04/20/13 at 03:47 PM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 03:34 PM ET

you are just being naively combative and defensive (i know, i know… what else is new?) and not even commenting on the issue at hand. we aren’t debating whether Cooke has “changed his game”. Matt Cooke has been a goon for over a decade and because he stopped getting suspended for just over ONE season, he now deserves the Masterton which (in case you forgot) is given to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey”? That’s the issue at hand. You can ramble about kool-aid and call people names like a little child, only to get reprimanded… again, like a little child, while totally ignoring what the post and the comments are even about. Good for Matt Cooke if he’s actually changed. I frankly could give a crap. But to nominate him for a sportsmanship award is a joke by any standard. But go on with your petty nonsense. I’ll stop talking to you now.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 04/20/13 at 03:54 PM ET

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Cooke has Never EVER been a Goon ! Learn Hockey !


[strong. I’ll stop talking to you now.] You Promise?

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 03:59 PM ET

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Cooke has Never EVER been a Goon ! Learn Hockey !

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 03:59 PM ET

Wait, what?

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 04/20/13 at 04:06 PM ET

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“Cooke has Never EVER been a Goon ! Learn Hockey !”

The only thing sillier than this comment is nominating Matt Cooke for the Masterton.

Posted by Paul From Cali on 04/20/13 at 04:20 PM ET

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Cooke has never been a goon? Learn hockey?

MY my my talikng about drinkin the kool-aid.. You must be recovering from a head injury yourself because your memory is pretty bad.

 


You haven’t been a pens fan or hockey fan very long with a comment like that. Smarten up son.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/20/13 at 04:26 PM ET

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enforcer_(ice_hockey) 

Learn Hockey Little Ones & I’ll check back with ya ...OK?

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 04:27 PM ET

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Typical. Quote something that can be modified anytime and easy to reference.

You need to get out of that basement, off that computer,  and get some fresh air son. Your brain might appreciate it.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/20/13 at 04:31 PM ET

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cigar_nurse only problem Junior is I am twice your age & have been a Pens fan since the Mid 70’s .................... well wait that would be before Sid & Geno ................................... hell that’s before Mario ! Thanks for Playing here is your lovely parting gift sick

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 04:34 PM ET

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Dang congrats. Anyone over 100 is allowed to spout off nonsense like that.. I won’t say anymore because I was brought up to respect very old people and just allow them to rant and get it out of their system. You must be tired after all this . I know I am. Yawn tongue rolleye

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/20/13 at 04:40 PM ET

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http://www.sportslingo.com/sports-glossary/g/goon/ 

so how about this one ! or is it secretly been changed by me ??

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 04:43 PM ET

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cigar_nurse Thanks for telling me I am right ! Have a good life

Posted by Evilpens on 04/20/13 at 04:44 PM ET

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So Edwards was wrong about what he said about Cooke? Maybe a little unprofessional, but it doesnt warrant an apology. What’s the problem?

Posted by rjman48 from Royal Oak on 04/20/13 at 04:48 PM ET

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there is a lot of hate for cooke around the league.  People need to remember, that the Savard hit was a perfectly LEGAL hit at the time.  It was the exact same type of hit that Stevens is a legend for in NJ.  They have since changed the rules, and he has changed his game.

After the savard hit, nearly everyone in the league was calling for Cooke’s head and they got it when he threw an elbow to the head of a NY player.  He got 17 games for that hit.  It cost the penguins the playoffs with him being out for the penalty kill which ended up dooming the organization that year.

He has served his time (which for some reason, other players get away with a hell of a lot more and do not come close to 17 games on the suspension time frame).  He also changed his game.  Last year he scored 19 goals and only 45 penalty minutes for an entire season. 

To say that he did not deserve some sort of recognition from HIS LOCAL sports journalists is a little loonie.  You can hate the guy all you want.  You can partially or fully blame him for ending Savard’s career (although Mike Richards does not seem to get any blame for this for some reason).  But to his fans and the people who cover him in the media on a daily basis, you can not expect them to not at least recognize his efforts to convert himself into a serviceable player within the confines of the new rules of the NHL.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/20/13 at 04:53 PM ET

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To say that he did not deserve some sort of recognition from HIS LOCAL sports journalists is a little loonie.  You can hate the guy all you want.  You can partially or fully blame him for ending Savard’s career (although Mike Richards does not seem to get any blame for this for some reason).  But to his fans and the people who cover him in the media on a daily basis, you can not expect them to not at least recognize his efforts to convert himself into a serviceable player within the confines of the new rules of the NHL.

Being recognized for becoming a serviceable player (your words)  isn’t the same as nominating him for the Masterson Award.  Nominating him for the Masterson Trophy was nothing short of a joke.

I can appreciate that Justin Abdelkader has been playing on a top six line this year because of injuries to the Red Wings, but that doesn’t mean he should be nominated for the Hart Trophy.

Posted by Garth on 04/20/13 at 05:12 PM ET

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The dismissive references to Kool-Aid drinking refers to the murder-suicide of over 900 people in an absolute tragedy. I think there’s a classier way to call someone a horses’ ass than this.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/20/13 at 05:16 PM ET

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I don’t know why how you feel about Cooke has anything to do with Jack Edwards’ diarrhea of the mouth, his complete lack of professionalism, and the fact that if any other broadcaster at any other media outlet did what he did they would probably be fired, or at least suspended and publicly chastised.

Posted by Primis on 04/20/13 at 05:35 PM ET

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REally?  I always think of heavens gate when I use the reference, and they viewed that as a welcomed liberation. 

all a matter of perspective, that’s splitting hairs in an already enflamed convo…  It’s been fun watching the back and forth though. 

Carry on.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/20/13 at 05:42 PM ET

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I always think of heavens gate when I use the reference, and they viewed that as a welcomed liberation. 

Heaven’s Gate weren’t the Kool Aid drinkers (and technically, it was Flavor Aid, not Kool Aid).  That was Jim Jones’ cult, and many of them didn’t know they were being poisoned or were forced to drink it at gunpoint.

Heaven’s Gate were the ones who committed suicide in order to catch a ride with the aliens that were riding the tail of the Hale-Bopp comet.

Posted by Garth on 04/20/13 at 06:09 PM ET

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Cooke has completely changed his game

I don’t care if he became mother fricken Teresa the dude is a POS and should be banned from the game. He single handedly has destroyed or damaged too many careers. Whether the plays involved were legal or not, he is pure bullshit!

Posted by timbits on 04/20/13 at 06:27 PM ET

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Funny thing is Evilpens is right. Cooke spent most of his career as a cheapshotting little “rat.”

People calling him a “goon” not only don’t know their hockey terminology, but in some respects, are actually giving Cooke a little more credit than he probably deserves.


Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/20/13 at 04:53 PM ET

Stevens, never, ever threw that particular hit. However, Messier threw a variation of it frequently (and Mess used the elbow instead of the shoulder) and I’ve seldom, if ever, seen him vilified for it.

Posted by larry on 04/20/13 at 06:35 PM ET

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However, Messier threw a variation of it frequently (and Mess used the elbow instead of the shoulder) and I’ve seldom, if ever, seen him vilified for it.

He was never nominated for the Masterton, to my knowledge…

Posted by Garth on 04/20/13 at 08:31 PM ET

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& just to answer one Poster who posted who called out Edwards ? well Ray Shero confronted him between periods

Posted by Evilpens on 04/21/13 at 08:37 AM ET

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