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Cooke Says He Can Help Kaleta

I really do not enjoy pointing out stories regarding Kaleta, Lapierre and others and I do know the writers have a job to do, but I would rather pointing out names like Datsyuk, Crosby, Stamkos, etc.

There is so much good in this game but it seems the bad grabs the headlines.

Until the NHL, Owners, GMs, coaches and NHLPA start showing some real respect to the fans and the game itself, this is what we get...

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

 Matt Cooke saw Patrick Kaleta waiting for former Sabres teammate Jason Pominville after Monday night’s game in Buffalo, so he decided to introduce himself. 

The two players didn’t know each other. 

But knowing that Kaleta faced an in-person hearing with Brendan Shanahan the next day, Cooke wanted to let Kaleta know that he knew how he felt.

"I told him, 'I’ve been there, it’s not fun.’ It’s hard," Cooke told ESPN.com Tuesday night after his Minnesota Wild lost 4-1 in Toronto. 

The real reason Cooke wanted to say hi was he had a message for him. 

"I laid it out there that if he wants to know what I did, I’d gladly talk to him about it," said Cooke, the NHL’s poster boy as proof former repeat offenders can reform....


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