Senators Owner Launching Forensic Investigation Into Erik Karlsson…

How do you forensically investigate an injury that is more than a month old? I don't know, but Eugene Melnyk is doing it, goddammit. Back in February, recently-reformed goon Matt Cooke took Erik Karlsson into the boards on a hit that left the Senators defenseman clutching his Achilles tendon. Cooke's skate had… » 3/27/13 10:20pm 3/27/13 10:20pm

This Is The Face Of A Hockey Player As A Skate Slices Through His…

Erik Karlsson, the reigning Norris Trophy winner as the NHL's best defenseman, was putting on another spectacular year. And now it's done. Karlsson suffered a lacerated Achilles tendon as the skate blade of Pittsbugh's Matt Cooke came down on the back of his left foot. He will require surgery and is out… » 2/14/13 10:25am 2/14/13 10:25am

Matt Cooke Is Gonna Try Really, Really Hard Not To Be A Cheap-Shot…

As Matt Cooke kept busy last winter by performing his usual song-and-dance of blindside hits and head shots on Penguins opponents, his wife, Michelle, was in the hospital battling a kidney infection. The ordeal, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, was known by his teammates and coaches—and was enough of a… » 8/24/11 3:30pm 8/24/11 3:30pm

Matt Cooke Is Suspended 10 Games And The First Playoff Round For His…

It's been just over a month since Matt Cooke's last suspension, so of course he's due for a headshot like this one, which he delivered to Ryan McDonagh in a 5-2 loss to the Rangers last night. Cooke is suspended for the remainder of the season (10 games) and for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs (a minimum… » 3/21/11 6:20pm 3/21/11 6:20pm