Jack Edwards Sounds Off On Matt Cooke, Compares Him To A Murderer

Jack Edwards has never been one to stifle his emotions, but he may have gone a little too far when talking about the Peguins’ Matt Cooke on Saturday afternoon. During Saturday’s Bruins-Pens game, Edwards discussed the Pittsburgh media nominating Cooke for last season’s Masterton Award, given to the player who shows dedication and perseverance to hockey, and stated it was the equivalent of nominating Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy, for “prisoner of the year.”

Cooke has a strong reputation as a dirty player in the NHL and has been the recipient of numerous fines and suspensions. Most Bruins fans likely remember him as the guy who delivered the cheap shot that knocked out Marc Savard back in 2010. Savard suffered a severe concussion on the late hit and, after a brief playoff stint later that season, has yet to return to hockey.

Edwards acknowledged later in the game on-air and on Twitter that he took things too far with his comments.



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Pete Blackburn
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