Originally Posted by X-Terminator
That said, just because I don't like Cooke doesn't mean I don't hope he scores a goal or delivers a hit, because it helps the team.
And that really is all that really matters in the long run.
Cookie has more than proven he is a good fit for this team and I'd love nothing more than for him to remain with the team until retirement.
"He can say whatever he wants," Cooke said, dismissively, denying again that he snacked on Asham's finger. "If he's worried about me and yapping at me, he's not worried about the task at hand. With nine minutes left in a 1-1 hockey game, he wanted to fight. I wanted to stay on the ice and help my team win."
So Cooke did. He got the deciding goal in a 2-1 win on the power play when he deflected in a Gonchar shot with 1:47 left. Of late, he has been getting more ice time on the power play because of his willingness to take a beating in front of the net. Clearly, he takes as well as he gives.
I hope he bites Asham's arm off the next time the two teams meet.