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Penguins GM confronted Jack Edwards over Matt Cooke comments

Apr 21, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

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Yesterday’s over-the-top comments from Bruins commentator Jack Edwards regarding Penguins controversy producer Matt Cooke didn’t go unnoticed by those in the Penguins organization.

Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero was in attendance at yesterday afternoon’s game in Boston and was none too pleased at hearing his player compared to infamous assassin Sirhan Sirhan.

Penguins general manager Ray Shero was visibly enraged when he learned of Edwards’ comments and confronted him in the first intermission.

Molinari says Shero refused to comment on what he said to Edwards but shortly after the two met, Edwards headed to Twitter to post an apology for his comments.

Curious part of this was Edwards said on-air, “The apology is prompted by nothing but my conscience.” Terse words from Ray Shero would get most people to hone up to saying something foolish.

132 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. packerswin96 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    I really hope that the Bruins fire this clown, by far the worst “homer” broadcasting duo in the NHL.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      Shero looks like a handsome woman !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:34 PM

        Wow I just spoke the truth I guess I should get fired !

      • crosberries - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:04 PM

        Eiggles I told you you should be doing your research on fetal alcohol syndrome. It will explain a lot about you. Mommy couldn’t quit the sauce while you were in her belly and I apologize on her behalf for doing that to you.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:08 PM

        I told before,, you your a weirdo !

      • crosberries - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:21 PM

        And your the 40 something yr old troll who spends their entire day on here with a 3rd grade education level. Your exactly what everyone hates about philthy.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:23 PM

        Haven’t you said that about 40 times you are really challenged to come up with new material,,,,,totally understand !

      • crosberries - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM

        And your gay slurs and stupidity never get old for us.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM

        Hold that thought Iam about to take a dip in the ocean I’ll be right back I don’t want the umbrella to fall out of my drink hold on ! Give me about 20 min !!

      • handsofsweed - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:48 PM

        While you’re at the beach, make a sandcastle shaped like the Stanley Cup and keep dreaming.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      What you will get here is loser Penguin fans logging on and off to give this topic approval ,,,,they are pathetic !

      • packerswin96 - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

        I am not a fan of either team, Edwards is an idiot tho that should no longer have a broadcasting job.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:13 PM

        Totally disagree we live in America where men and woman have sacrificed so we can live free we are making those sacrifices a joke by nit picking on peoples words !
        Ray Shero a Canadian by birth sorry buddy but you enjoy the benefits of the American way do to those fine men and woman that fought for freedom on the field of honor ! Take it in its context,,, its nothing compared to the real issues we face,,sack up dude thats wat this man does for a living SPEAK and you want him in the unemployment line for his words !

      • handsofsweed - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        Um, you DO realize that Canadians fought and died honorably beside our boys in every single war we have had since WWI? Please do not disrespect the sacrifices of the US Armed Forces by disrespecting the sacrifices of those who have been there for us every single time we’ve needed them. NOT COOL, Eiggles.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 5:09 PM

        Go to CANADA then !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 5:46 PM

        Prime example ! No way 59 Pens fans looked at this !

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Penguin fans like to reference 1975 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this assissan would have gotten destroyed in 1975 !

      • President Charles Logan - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        that 1975 eats away at you more and more each passing day

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

        Not really you got it all wrong, it was the best of times your 3 cups will and won’t ever live up to what went on in Philly in those days ! Its ashame you will never experience what I have ! I pity you !

      • whiskytango333 - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:45 PM

        Actually Penguins fans have been blessed for many years with some of the greatest players to ever play, in their prime. Lemieux, Francis, Jagr, Crosby and Malkin. Let the good times roll!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        Dude nothing better than winning cups with guys named Dupont,, Schultz,Kelly ,Clement,Saleski,Dornhoffer,Crisp,
        Lonsberry,Watson,Flett, never happen again ! Viva Los 1975 !

      • President Charles Logan - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM

        huh? lol what are you babbling about now bipolar one?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        Nothing bisexual one !

      • President Charles Logan - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:36 PM

        lol bisexual? wow , how mad are raged are you at me right now igglesboy ?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:39 PM

        I don’t get raged at shoe gum ! VIVA LOS 1975 ! 2103 Jake Score-a-cek !

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      I actually think “he beat him like a rented mule” is worse if you wanna split hairs !

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      These dbag pens fans I gotta give them credit they are relentless with the thumbs down portion of our program !

      • sportsfreak13 - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM

        You don’t need to be a pens fan to recognize a idiot. Your team is too good for a top pick but too bad for the playoffs. That must hurt. While you wait for the playoffs so you can “enjoy” a pens playoff loss, know that I’m enjoying your teams struggels right now. Your 1 week away from not being able to watch your team in the playoffs that over half the league participates in. Hahaha. Go ahead bring up the past, it won’t change the present.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM

        It really bothers you that I enjoy the team from Pittysburg losing ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,sack up !

      • sportsfreak13 - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        Why would it bother me when I just said I’m enjoying your teams struggles right now? Reading comprehension isn’t your thing huh?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        Weak ! Keep trying ! Jack Score-a cek !!!!!!!!!!!

      • sportsfreak13 - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:39 PM

        Score a-cek has as many goals as pascal dupuis this season. Hahaha.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

        But Pacal Dupius dosen’t have a great handle like Jake Score-a-cek ,,,so get !

      • sportsfreak13 - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:47 PM

        Wrong again. Super duper. Your really bad at this.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      Jack Tatum aka the assassin no one cared then no one should care now ,,,sack up shero!
      Jake Score-a cek !

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      For some reason She-ro being visibly enraged dose not scare me !

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      What would that accomplish?

  2. ethanmacleod1685 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Shero and Edwards are both as equally annoying

    • esracerx46 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      Glad Im not the only one that finds The Anointed One, annoying

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      The first stament ever on PHT that is %100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 TRUE !

      • pens5829 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:11 PM

        Do you have a job? Any friends? A life? Damn you spend a lot of time on PHT trolling Pens articles. What a loser?

  3. dumbassgreg - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    as many of us knew. fake apology. jack and no one working with him had a problem. if they did he says something after the next commercial break.shows you no real journailist working there. just a bunch followers who support there piece of cloth or team regardless of what happens. if anyone does have a independent thought afraid of losing their job. pathetic.

  4. jacketsfan7 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    I can see why he would say that , but when you’re an announcer , you have to keep that thought to yourself

  5. gbar22 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Oh Shero the tough guy give me a break and the fact that this writer is treating Shero as some hero is kind of silly. While I disagree with Edwards comments lets not forget who Shero is defending here. Matt Cooke has been a goon and done some really messed up stuff for a long time so while Edwards choose the wrong comparison he wasn’t far off in terms of the overall feeling.

    • badintent - Apr 22, 2013 at 4:08 AM

      you’re 100% right. Cooke was a little punk thug in Vancouver for years, a guy with little talent and never played on special teams. For me he is the same as Rob Moore , another POS that hit Naslund with a dirty shot. Cooke is lucky Bertuzzi never hit him in the neck, eh Rob ?

  6. crusty14 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Oh no! Not terse words from Shero! I know I’d be shaking in my boots. Perhaps Edwards realized he said something stupid or someone from nesn mgmt told him to apologise or else!

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      Or perhaps he’s a Boston coward and figured he said something stupid. It happens a lot up there.

  7. pdmjr - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Glad he will be getting fired today

  8. capsfan19 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Hell yea shero! Stick up for your players!
    Jack edwards is just hilarious what he says. He’d be great as a fox news anchor :P

  9. dumbassgreg - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    hear he has offers from fox news,cnn,msnbc and all the other joke american 24 news channels(lmao) they can’t wait to give him a talkshow. will fit right in with o’reilly,cooper,blitzer etc.

  10. jl9830 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Maybe Ray Shero should have been this visibly enraged when Marc Savard’s career was ended. Matt Cooke is a thug.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      Awesome ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,these were just words cooks were actions !

    • aso513 - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      WAHHHHHH!!!!! Get over it you baby, do you see Pens fans here crying about David Steckel? Loser fans continue to harp on stuff from years ago, get over it.

      • laxman1944 - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

        Cooke may have cleaned up his act a bit but the man has acted like an out of control thug for most of his career…….ending a fellow players career with a horid cheap shot……

      • laxman1944 - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM

        What’s even worse about Cooke….he uses his leg to take out knees…..

        The man is a COWARD……plain and simple

      • pens5829 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

        Another loser heard from…

      • bmoreredfury311 - Apr 21, 2013 at 9:25 PM

        Don’t blame Stecks for your Boy not paying attention to where he was going. Cook hits are totally different.

      • nhstateline - Apr 25, 2013 at 6:48 AM

        ask the Ottawa Senators if they think Cooke has cleaned up his act. Zdeno Chara doesn’t think so either based on what he did saturday to Mr. Cooke. Chara doesn’t usually seek people out to elbow like he did Matt Cooke the other day. Tells you everything you need to know about what other players think about that guy.

    • mrpeihockeyguy - Apr 22, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      Get ur facts straight, Savard got 2 more blows to the head after Cooke’s hit. Perhaps if the Bruins knew how to compete regardless of who is healthy in the line up they wouldn’t need to rush concussed players back. I think Chara/Marchand/Lucic/Ference/ all have delivered their share of elbows, and cheapshots that no Bruins fan needs talking. I wonder how Lucic enjoyed watching the game Saturday?
      For Flyers fans, Rinaldo/Hartnell, say no more.

      • laxman1944 - Apr 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        Cooke is and always will be a piece of no talent sh$t

  11. dumbassgreg - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    to the bruins most of whom. if cooke was for your team you would back him like when chara hit pacioretty. both were bad hits that should not have been made. expect to see say they are different depending which team your cheer. sadly very few people see all sides today especiaaly in sports or politics. need they only true free independent thinkers agnostics. lmao

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      No they wouldn’t. Everyone here called out Marchand for his diving and bad hits. That’s not something we put up with here

  12. garyleee - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    So the guy made a mistake. Matt Cooke might have changed since the cheap shot on Savard but his career is over. He is just an announcer. Ray Shero should mind his own business and stick to his job

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      So should you then, right? SHERO was doing his job – YOU are an uninvited pest.

      • rdurk86 - Apr 22, 2013 at 4:13 PM

        Wow, I didn’t realize it was the owner’s job to police the other teams’ announcers. I’ll have to check the CBA or his contract for that one.

        I guess if we were tied right into the front office like you we would know this.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM

        Shero’s not the owner. General Management of a hockey team involves monitoring the situations that players are put into due to club activities, sure. In the case of a legal issue such as slander, any correspondence with Edwards should come from management.

  13. eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Cook had a cheap hit in yesterdays game too ! The bruin is expecting shoulder to shoulder and this dbag goes low !

  14. bobhpine - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Edwards is a little twerp. For some reason he thinks he’s more than a skinny, four-eyed, old nerd who does play-by-play. He would say zero point zero things to Matt Cooke if the two were alone somewhere.

  15. csilojohnson - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Shero is a beast. Way to stick up for your team.
    dumbassgreg, where as I do agree with pretty much everything you are saying. Do you not see the irony in your choice of medium? You are supporting the very beast you despise everytime you log onto this site. The world will not be changed through angry blogging.
    Sooo lets talk hockey. Not everything we hate about the establishments surrounding it.

    • dumbassgreg - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      i was trying to have some humor and sense of sarcasm. both of which are short in supply anymore. as for news will always watch bbc. 24 news channel are comedy central. if you watched bbc you knew about chechen . most fox.cnn people thought it was new cell phone or car from ford lmao

      • whatthepuck2012 - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:40 PM

        I assume you mean Chechnya? Better watch some more BBC.

  16. gigib1226 - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    HEY!!! Someone who actually handles a problem face to face behind closed doors rather than crying through the media. Much more respectable than the crybabies who handle business through the media.

  17. skinsovieterps - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Two worthless individuals, Shero is such a tough guy. Edwards is a moron. Maybe Shero should worry about Cindy’s mouth. Matt Cooke is a scumbag.

  18. theageofquarrel - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Edwards was a nerdy douche in Bristol now just a bigger one in Beantown. Ray should of smacked him in his horse teeth.

  19. gettingpwned - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    as an isles fan, all this whining coming from the pens doesnt surprise me
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/610749-islanders-and-penguins-brawl-sadly-causes-lemieux-and-steigerwald-to-react

    but of course the penguins werent the ones being penalized.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM

      Cook loves the KNEE SHOT !

      • pens5829 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:14 PM

        Loser alert!

    • drewzducks - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      Only cowards or Penguin apologists would thumb this down. When someone finally does put Sid down for the final time and he spends the rest of his days sipping jello out of a straw it will be interesting to see if there is any outcry from Pens fans. Cooke may not have ended Savards career, it was actually former Bruin D and at the time Avalanche Matt Hunwick who delivered the final blow, but the Cooke hit started the downward spiral of one of the top 5 assist men n the game at the time.

    • dumbassgreg - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      perfect example of most people point of view is. my team is always right others are whiners .sure now a penguins fan will find something about islanders . lmao fits right in with the world of charlie sheen,mel gibson etc. if i do something wrong it is not my fault. but if you do something to me we never forget it.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:33 PM

      Boy those clips are really old! Thank goodness the coverage is better these days, eh?

  20. chanceoffleury1 - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    If Seigerwald said anything even remotely close to that people would be *LIVID*. I am somebody who has always defended that among all the Matt Cooke haters, Bruins people had some significant ground to defend their hate. I guess you could say I never really “minded” their hate because if somebody did something that ended James Neal’s career I would have a vendetta against that player forever, too.That being said, this comment totally crossed a line and if Shero says nothing then it is just condoning announcers and signifying that it’s alright to say it. You have to speak up and let it be known when something is taken to far and lines are crossed. It’s no different than if somebody like the old Matt Cooke does give a dirty hit that hurts a player and then the players on the opposing team just let it happen and never do anything about it. This is Shero’s team and he has the responsibility to defend them.

    And that apology from Edwards was about as real as a children’s fairytale.

  21. giantssb42champs - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    I’m a bruins fan and even I think Edwards’ homerism is intolerable.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      Was it homerism ,,,or the truth ?

  22. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    By keeping him on, NESN is saying the back everything Edwards does and says on air. I hope they are aware of that.

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      No they aren’t. These people speak for a living and to expect them to not mess up and say something stupid from time to time is ridiculous.

      Grow up, words don’t hurt you.

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 21, 2013 at 9:40 PM

        So who does Jack Edwards represent when he holds that mic every time the B’s take the ice? I’m pretty sure that mic has ‘NESN’ written on it. I’m not hurt by the words he said. He can handle himself in a more professional matter and NESN, as his employer, should hold him accountable. This guy has a history of saying controversial things. If anyone should be growing up, it should be him. Only kids say what’s on their minds without taking a second to filter their feelings/thoughts. This is more than just ‘messing up.’ There are 29 other NHL organizations that have commentators who just don’t go calling out players and speaking like a fan in the upper-bowl 10 beers deep.

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 22, 2013 at 2:10 PM

        He represents himself, why do you think he represents an entire company?

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 22, 2013 at 6:35 PM

        You’re not serious right? Every employee represents their respective employer(s). One can argue that Mr. Edwards is the most recognizable employee of NESN. I would imagine the suits would want their employees to be looked at in a positive light. I’m surprised that you don’t grasp this simple and everyday expectation of employees in America and the rest of the world.

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:18 PM

        Nah I understand it but that’s how sheep think. I don’t subscribe to the theory that one statement defines a person anymore than one person defines a company.

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 22, 2013 at 9:02 PM

        Haha hopefully you are self-employed. It would be tough to get and keep a job with that mentality.

  23. ryanw822 - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Edwards was wrong but the Pens GM can F himself. He continues to pay a guy who has taken another’s career by being a cheap artist.

    Hey GM, after crying to Edwards, why dont you go visit Savard a few suites down.

  24. drewzducks - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Why the hell is Shero offended by this? I could see members of the Kennedy family having reason to be offended given the out of line and over the top analogy by Edwards, but the Penguins organization ? They continue to pay this clown and are therefore 100% responsible for his actions. The claim that he has cleaned up his act is an attempt by the Pens and their slew of bum kissers to distance themselves from the reality that Cooke is much more Mr. Hyde than the Dr. Jekyll that they’re trying to portray him as.

  25. ironman721 - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    I’m a Pens fan but not a big Cooke fan, however there is a time and place for criticism. This was not the time or place. Edwards was out of bounds and extramly insensitive in light of recent events. He should not be fired but if the average person made comments like this at work, human resources would be giving him a few days off with some anger management training to follow.

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:21 PM

      And that’s what’s wrong with people today. He said something stupid, no one was maimed or injured.

  26. crusty14 - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    I just watched the hit on mcquaid a few times, and have concluded that Cooke is a total douche! I have no problem with anyone finishing their check, but there was absolutely no reason for him to go low . The only possible reason to go low there was to potentially hurt someone. If he went in straight up, shoulder to shoulder, there would be no problem. Cookies lucky Chara didn’t get more time to pummel him!!

    • zico25 - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      Stop trying to see what you want to see, and try to see what actually happened. It’s called a hip check, or Cooke at least attempted one. It failed, but there was no intention to injure.

      Did Matt Cooke cause his reputation to be as such? Yes. Will people always refer to his past? Yes. Has he changed his game? Yes, he actually has.(which is why Pittsburgh nominated him last year for the Masterson) What’s unfortunate, but understandable, is that any moment he is involved in an awkward hit, scrum, or takes a penalty, people will automatically say “Oh, well it is Matt Cooke. He was intentionally being dirty.”

      I don’t blame opposing fans, like the Bruins, to dislike Cooke. I never liked Derian Hatcher after he took his stick to Sid’s teeth years ago. But stop with the over-reactions to everything he does.

      Oh, and the announcers comments were uncalled for and unprofessional. In terms of the current situation in Boston, the analogy of killing someone, and the need to insult an entire organization and city. You can agree with his opinion if you’d like, but it still doesn’t make it politically correct or professional in any manner.

      • laxman1944 - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:21 PM

        Thumb up

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:24 PM

      Oh shut up, your ignorance is showing.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      It was a legal hit. Everything else is just whining. McQuaid came right back, and put a dirty slewfoot on Sutter that could have ended a career. So they’re both pieces of sh*t, as is Edwards.

  27. gettingpwned - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    the pittsburgh writers should have known better than to nominate cooke. it’s that simple. they’re the ones to blame for all this. i’ll admit cooke has changed his game. but it wasnt possible for him to be a bigger d-bag than he already was. anything would have been an upgrade. plus he was basically told by the league to clean up his game or be gone from it. so he had no choice. his hit yesterday was a flashback to what he used to be. the only good thing is that he didnt full out submarine the guy. he at least hesitated when he did it.

  28. gaborik104life - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Want to hear a funny a$$ joke?

    Waka Waka

  29. letsgopens8771 - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Way to go, Shero. Love what you did there (despite anything that that senseless blabbering buffoon eiggles has to say). Best GM in hockey by far. As for my opinion on Edwards, he’s an idiot and that’s all there is to it. Yes, I do understand him getting mad at Cookie for what he did to Savard, but still no need for him to do that.

  30. modellforprez - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    be easy ray. you will have to do the same thing tomorrow night in ottawa. Face it you are the G.M of one of the most hated teams in not just hockey but all sports. because most Non penguin fans hate crosby and cooke. even though we see the change in cooke what he did to savard was pretty extreme i mean it was what 3-4 years ago and the guy is still concussed. so you know to handle this ray eventually you will be running into every press box to hunt down these worms for their two cents. now tomorrow is a different animal. you have an owner who publicly lashed out at cooke saying he will provide proof that cooke did it on purpose forget the name calling and all that but he “cooke” didnt do it on purpose it was an unfortunate accident. Now if beau Bennet or pascal dupuis did it it would not even be talked aboot but cookie is public enemy #1 damn near every where. PunK Subban did the same thing 3 years ago to Gordon Staal i think his name was and he will be booo’d in the CEC for the next 15 years. forget the haters Pens fans. our squad os stacked with playmakers in all facets of puck and these teams especially ones where they dont win championships or even play in them are gonna hate. A wise man once said FILLY SUCKS FLYERS SWALLOW!!!!!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      I wanna see Neal beat the crap out of the end of the season call up Steve Macintyre ,they call him up every time they do somebody dirty at the end of the season they dressed him last year for the flyers last game he did nothing ,,,,,,,,,,,,and the dudes not tough !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:03 PM

        A career minor leaguer (14) years but yet the NHL allows this bum to dress for the team from pittysburg at the end of a season ! Fight a real NHL enforcer you fraud, if you could really fight you would have a job in the NHL !

      • pens5829 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:19 PM

        Dude. The Flyers are irrelevant. Go enjoy your offseason somewhere else.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

        Iam at a swim up pool bar right now with this new cool smart phone ! See you in the first round ! VIVA LOS 1975 Jake Score-a-cek !

      • ironman721 - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM

        Eiggles you do know the flyers are eliminated right? They won’t play the Pens till next season. Pens will beat the rangers in the 1st round.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:58 PM

        Yes ironman I do know the Flyers are eliminated and today the team from jersey which is the only team I would root against if they played the team from pitts was eliminated also ! So the Pens have my undivided attention this playoff season I will be rooting against them every second of every game witch I figure will only be about six games ! One and done ! See you in the first round ! LET”S GO RANGERS !

      • ironman721 - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

        Haha. Do what you got to do brother! I would probably root against Philly if it were the other way around.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 22, 2013 at 5:20 PM

        I know you would !

    • laxman1944 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      f u wiseman

  31. theageofquarrel - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    The nomination was from LAST SEASON and Horse Teeth Mr. Ed is just now bringing it up a season later? Sure is easy to critize when you are sitting in your homer booth in Boston. Why not bring it up while doing the call in Pittsburgh?

  32. 8man - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    I’m not crazy about Cooke. But I don’t think he’s bad or malicious, just sloppy. Which might make him more dangerous. But Edwards comment was absurd. People in the media need to be smarter with their comparisons and stay away from idioms and conventional phrases. If you want to say what you mean, you can’t say it the way someone else did and not expect it to be taken out of context by someone.

    Got a win today. And a shutout. Yes, it was against a team clearly not having a good year but maybe the locker room can build on it and get some momentum. Go Bs!

  33. broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Ha ha ha an enraged Ray Shero is about as intimidating as an enraged Justin Beiber. Who is he kidding with his Bruce Jenner looking plastic face? That being said, Edwards comment was ridiculous. Comparing Dbag Cooke with the murderer of a former Senator, AG and presidential candidate is tasteless to say the least. If he wanted to be accurate he should have compared Cooke to a Massengill or Summer’s Eve feminine product or perhaps a used Trojan rubber.

    • ironman721 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      I know the flyers are done(again) but trolling is a little pathetic. You need a hobby and a life.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 21, 2013 at 9:04 PM

        ironman what is it that you think is trolling or that you disagree with? (1) Ray Shero is not intimidating? (2) Edwards made a tasteless comment? (3) Matt Cooke is a Dbag? Your comment basically says that Cooke is a saint, Edwards was correct and ray Shero scares the crap out of you.

      • ironman721 - Apr 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

        Edward’s comments were out of line. Cooke is a jerk. I agree with that. But you are a troll because you only pop up on Pens articles to be an insulting jerk, no better then Cooke or Edwards.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:50 PM

        Why don’t you go back and read my comment. This has nothing to do with your precious Hens. This has to do with a halfwit making a ridiculous comparison between an assassin and a goon and the fact that Bruce errr… Ray Shero is not a scary guy. If he intimidates you thats a personal problem. I can’t help it you go all cyber stalker every time I post. Seek help dude.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM

      Intimidating enough to make a Boston coward apologize, though.

  34. junterberger22 - Apr 21, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    I’m so tired of hearing Boston and Ottawa hockey operations personnel whine about others. The Ottawa GM said that Cooke cut karlson on purpose… Really what is Matt Cooke secretively a ninja and uses hockey as a cover? Ottawas GM needs to shut up. The rest of the organization would probably appreciate too. As for Boston and their coach calling everyone divers and dirty players…. There is a high light reel of all the divers on the Bruins. And also Marchand is one of the dirtiest. Not to mention Zedeno Charas extremely dirty hit on Max Patioretty. That was just as bad as Todd Bertuzzi’s sucker punch. Do us all a favor boston and Ottawa quit crying for Christ sake

  35. gallyhatch - Apr 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Cooke may have turned his game around, but too little too late for Savard. There shouldn’t be any doubt that it was the Matt Cooke hit that ended Savard’s career. He attempted a comeback, but was never the same player after that night in Pittsburgh.

    I don’t think Cooke deserves to have people forget about that. It’s clear by the way the thumbs up & thumbs down are trending that the majority of hockey fans are sick of hearing Bruins fans cry about this, but it is what it is. Matt Cooke ended Savard’s career with a cheap dirty hit that was intended to injure. There’s no getting around that. Matt Cooke may have changed his ways, but it’s a lot harder for Bruins fans to move on from.

    With all that being said, Jack Edwards is a complete horse’s @$$. This Bruins fan would have been fine with seeing him replaced years ago. Those kind of comparisons are completely inappropriate and in poor taste.

  36. puckyouall - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Ahhhh, nothing takes me back to my good old junior high days like reading the comments on ProHockeyTalk. If someone wouldn’t mind inserting the words, “weiner” and “booger” a few times, then it would be perfect. Thanks in advance for your help. Let me end by saying a slight variation of my name at the computer screen to acknowledge you.

    • pens5829 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

      Eigglesnosuperbowls plays with his weiner all day.

      • handsofsweed - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:41 PM

        And he eats fartboogers.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM

        Just listen too you two,,,,,,,,,,,,pathetic to say the least !

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:54 PM

        I before E except after C. Jeeze you Hens fans are retards.

  37. letsgopens8771 - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    I guess the reason why Flyers fans talk crap on Ray Shero (even though he has made some of the best moves in the past few years) is that they are butthurt that they don’t have a GM like Shero. They don’t have a GM that cares as much as Shero or uses actual common sense like Shero does (not just sayin this cause I’m a Pens fan). Shero is a quiet, yet classy guy who knows his team, stands up for his team, and is dedicated towards his team as shown here.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      So are you done blowing Fred’s son yet?

  38. penzfan329 - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    So your at a bar arguing with a bunch of people you’ve never met on the Internet. Kinda lame if you ask me dude and your annoying on here. I’d rather read comments about the article not any from a jealous loser drunk like you

  39. 950003cups - Apr 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Cooke is a douche. Hope he gets released. I would probably be more happy if his career ended with a taste of his own medicine. Rather than ride the waiver wire.

    • mazblast - Apr 22, 2013 at 12:07 AM

      All that may be true, but there was still zero call for Edwards’ comments. Shero was right to stand up for his player and his team, and Edwards’ body of work, not just this stupid comment, is worthy of unemployment.

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