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  • Exit Interviews: Matt Cooke


    It was a rough year for you. You played just 29 regular season games and 7 playoff games. Your shooting percentage was one of the best on the team, but you registered just 24 SOG on the season, scoring 4 times to go with your 6 assists. The numbers aren't anything to hang your hat on, but you also weren't brought in to be a sniper either.

    Expectations for next season

    If you do find yourself in the lineup, just try not to kill anyone, OK?

    Offseason homework

    1) Get healthy - Not that we missed you much down the stretch, but regardless of that we need you to be available. You might not play in every game next season, but that doesn't mean we want you to remove you as an option entirely. Get healthy, get some work-outs in this summer, and come back next season ready for a full 82 games.

    2) Stop leading with your knee - For crying out loud Matt, you have to realize this is not only dangerous for the players you target, but it's dangerous for your teammates who may face retaliation for your actions and it's dangerous for you! You are being watched like a hawk every shift. You know this. You have to play the game cleaner than everyone else out there because you are a target.

    3) Stop leading with your f$@%ing knee! - Dammit man! I cannot stress this enough! Especially in the playoffs. If you cannot control yourself, you will not be playing the game anymore, period.

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