Cooke's place among the all-time Boston villains

Cooke's place among the all-time Boston villains
May 30, 2013, 9:15 pm
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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.”

For more, watch the video above.