Big news today was the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story on Matt Cooke and how he's going to try to be less of a jerkoff on the ice and throw less cheap shots because his wife got sick earlier this year.
Apparently this change of heart is coming because his wife almost kicked it earlier this year.
He had not played an NHL game in five months and acknowledged the next could be his last—even if he unintentionally hits an opponent in the head. (DOY: Oh, the poor boy! Let's coddle him some more!)
He said he won't, that he owes that much to the most important people in his world: Michelle and children Gabby, Reece and Jackson. (DOY: He also owes it to his fellow NHLers, but that's always been lost on Cooke)
If he cannot keep this pledge to play within the NHL's rules, the words he said in front of Michelle on Tuesday—"It all happens for a reason," he said—what would that say about him as a husband, a father?
"I don't want to hurt anybody," he said.Of course he doesn't.
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