We all know what happened. The Bruins had broken into the zone, and Matt Cooke came from nowhere and delivered a cowardly, blind-side hit to an unexpecting Marc Savard in March 2010. B’s play-by-play man Jack Edwards explained the hit perfectly saying, “That’s not a man trying to separate a man from the puck, that’s a man trying to separate the man from his consciousness.”
And Cooke was successful in doing that. Savard suffered a serious concussion from the blow, sending him into the de facto retirement he’s currently in. Meanwhile, Cooke is facing off against the Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals, just 8 wins away from getting his name on the Stanley Cup.
So where does Cooke rank on the list of Boston villains?
“Oh, without a doubt, he’s [public enemy number one],” said Steve Buckley on UNO Sports Tonight. “I think he’s public enemy number one in the National Hockey League.”
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