March 30, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke (24) celebrates after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Edwards Compares Penguins Matt Cooke To A Murderer (Video)

The reputations of Boston Bruins play by play man Jack Edwards and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke are no secret to hockey fans.

Edwards is known for being one of, if not, the biggest homers in all of the NHL; Cooke is known as a dirty cheap shot artist known for ending the career of Bruins center Marc Savard nearly three years ago, and cutting the leg of Ottawa Senator Erik Karlsson earlier in the season.

On Saturday, the Bruins played host to the Penguins in a game that was originally scheduled for last night, but had to be postponed due to the city-wide lockdown during the manhunt for the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect. It didn’t take long for Edwards to go back to the old Edwards ways.

Halfway through the opening period of the game, Edwards brought up the fact that last season the Pittsburgh media nominated Cooke for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. For those that don’t know, the Masterton Trophy is an award given out every year to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey”.

It’s understandable why Edwards would question Cooke’s nomination, but he then went of to compare him to being a well-behaved murderer as you can see in the video below:

It didn’t take long for people all over twitter and the hockey community to lambaste Edwards with criticism for his asinine comments about Cooke. Edwards quickly took to twitter to apologize.


It’s safe to say Edwards didn’t win over any new fans in a game that many are likely watching with his comments.

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