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Cooke is the answer

Postby thepittman on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:15 pm

Responsible with the puck and can play defensively well. It's what that line needed. It doesn't need anymore scoring talent.

Your thoughts?
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:18 pm

Great with his skates too...
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby thepittman on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:18 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Great with his skates too...

:fist:
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby columbia on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:23 pm

He's certainly not the answer in the long run.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby Bioshock on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:24 pm

It sure was amazing what the second line looked like this evening with a competent player on the LW tonight.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby Gaucho on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:24 pm

columbia wrote:He's certainly not the answer in the long run.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby mikey287 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:26 pm

Cooke is the answer...?

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Not amused.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby thepittman on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:37 pm

columbia wrote:He's certainly not the answer in the long run.

Well that is a completely different story, this is the team we have right now and I think he has earned that spot.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby columbia on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:38 pm

thepittman wrote:
columbia wrote:He's certainly not the answer in the long run.

Well that is a completely different story, this is the team we have right now and I think he has earned that spot.


Sure.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby shmenguin on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:40 pm

He's the first NHL left wing they've put on that line. His qualifications are staggering.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby suzinpgh on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:44 pm

thepittman wrote:Responsible with the puck and can play defensively well. It's what that line needed. It doesn't need anymore scoring talent.

Your thoughts?



There is a lot to like about NuMattCooke.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:44 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Great with his skates too...

BAZINGA
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby thepittman on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:55 pm

shmenguin wrote:He's the first NHL left wing they've put on that line. His qualifications are staggering.

RS and HCDB must be shell-shocked by the results of playing a player in their natural position
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:28 am

LOL just got into a twitter bout with Kevin Weekes over this. Caught him on NHL Live doing everything but blame Cooke, then when flat out asked said , "I'm not going to speculate." He pulled the ol "I haven't ever seen u in the NHL in my 20 years but thanks anyway" crap. We made up tho cuz I actually like him
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:20 am

Cooke had a great game tonight. I don't think he's a long-term solution with Malkin and Neal, but I think putting Cooke with them was a great move.

And overshadowing it all....

"Totally looks like a freak accident. But it's Matt Cooke...."

"But it's Matt Cooke" isn't an argument. I wouldn't accept "But it's Aidan, so of course!" from my 6-year-old niece if I asked her if her little brother hit her on purpose.

I completely empathize with how upset Sens fans are--they should be. As a hockey fan, I'm bummed out, too; Karlsson is amazing. Some of us were upset at Steckel's and Hedman's hits on Sid and Subban's skate on Staal's foot regardless of our individual feelings on whether or not any of those incidents were intentional. It sucks seeing such a young, dynamic player seriously injured and wondering if they'll return in the same form again.

But the fan campaign to burn Matt Cooke at the stake has me really ticked off to the point where I'm becoming irrational at the witch hunters' irrationality. :scared: And don't get me started on Bryan Murray.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby Guinness on Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:57 am

Lt. Dish wrote:don't get me started on Bryan Murray.


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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby darkstar57 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:33 am

I actually think cooke will work on that line. He is going to forecheck, fight along the boards and hell get the puck to malkin or neal. He'll make the small hockey plays the line needs.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby headh on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:44 am

relatively new to being a hockey fan

They put on Cooke on Crosby's line last year and he scored at a remarkable clip.

They put Cooke on Geno's line and he looks great.

Why can't he be the "long term answer"?
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby no name on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:48 am

I think he is the first player this season to get a point playing left wing on that line. By default that makes him a keeper. Cooke did have a stretch on Crosbys line last season where he scored.

Boychuk looked ok on the 3rd line but lacks size in a checking roll.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:56 am

Lt. Dish wrote:Cooke had a great game tonight. I don't think he's a long-term solution with Malkin and Neal, but I think putting Cooke with them was a great move.

And overshadowing it all....

"Totally looks like a freak accident. But it's Matt Cooke...."

"But it's Matt Cooke" isn't an argument. I wouldn't accept "But it's Aidan, so of course!" from my 6-year-old niece if I asked her if her little brother hit her on purpose.

I completely empathize with how upset Sens fans are--they should be. As a hockey fan, I'm bummed out, too; Karlsson is amazing. We were upset at Steckel's and Hedman's hits on Sid and Subban's skate on Staal's foot regardless of our individual feelings on whether or not any of those incidents were intentional. It sucks seeing such a young, dynamic player seriously injured and wondering if they'll return in the same form again.

But the fan campaign to burn Matt Cooke at the stake has me really ticked off to the point where I'm becoming irrational at the witch hunters' irrationality. :scared: And don't get me started on Bryan Murray.


I wasn't upset with either of those hits on Crosby, so am I well within my right to think Sens fans are idiots for being angry at Cooke?
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby darkstar57 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:57 am

no name wrote:I think he is the first player this season to get a point playing left wing on that line. By default that makes him a keeper. Cooke did have a stretch on Crosbys line last season where he scored.

Boychuk looked ok on the 3rd line but lacks size in a checking roll.


Kennedy isn't the biggest player. you lost your physical element to that line with cooke up there.

Maybe you plugged in vitale for kennedy because he will hit everything in site and you give jeffery 4th line center duties

pushing kennedy to the press box
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby Penspal on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:43 am

DudeMan2766 wrote:LOL just got into a twitter bout with Kevin Weekes over this. Caught him on NHL Live doing everything but blame Cooke, then when flat out asked said , "I'm not going to speculate." He pulled the ol "I haven't ever seen u in the NHL in my 20 years but thanks anyway" crap. We made up tho cuz I actually like him


KW is solid, hate that crap about not playing in NHL too, but there are raving fanatics who sometimes need to be shutdown (not you) and this is one of the few ways to do so.

I've been saying that Geno's line needs a "Kunitz type player". Cooke does not have the offense, but he can bang bodies and is better defensively. I really do not feel this is a long term solution as Cooke is a key PK guy, and everyone needs a role (that is Cookes forte). As the seasons matures, teams will be falling off, and players will become available...... patience grasshoppers.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:13 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Lt. Dish wrote:Cooke had a great game tonight....

I completely empathize with how upset Sens fans are--they should be. As a hockey fan, I'm bummed out, too; Karlsson is amazing. We were upset at Steckel's and Hedman's hits on Sid and Subban's skate on Staal's foot regardless of our individual feelings on whether or not any of those incidents were intentional. It sucks seeing such a young, dynamic player seriously injured and wondering if they'll return in the same form again.

...And don't get me started on Bryan Murray.


I wasn't upset with either of those hits on Crosby, so am I well within my right to think Sens fans are idiots for being angry at Cooke?


Within your right to think Sens fans are idiots for being angry? Absolutely--no reason for you to ask. I was just expressing my empathy for Sens fans.

I didn't have to be angry at Steckel and Hedman to be upset for Sid and bummed at not being able to see him play. On that point, I've edited to use a qualifier, "Many" or "some of us were upset..." OK, better. :)
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:30 pm

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haha.
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Re: Cooke is the answer

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:04 pm

Idoit40fans wrote::pop:





haha.


You make me smile, Idoit.
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