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Penguins GM confronted Jack Edwards over Matt Cooke comments


Yesterday’s over-the-top comments from Bruins commentator Jack Edwards regarding Penguins controversy producer Matt Cooke didn’t go unnoticed by those in the Penguins organization.

Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero was in attendance at yesterday afternoon’s game in Boston and was none too pleased at hearing his player compared to infamous assassin Sirhan Sirhan.

Penguins general manager Ray Shero was visibly enraged when he learned of Edwards’ comments and confronted him in the first intermission.

Molinari says Shero refused to comment on what he said to Edwards but shortly after the two met, Edwards headed to Twitter to post an apology for his comments.

Curious part of this was Edwards said on-air, “The apology is prompted by nothing but my conscience.” Terse words from Ray Shero would get most people to hone up to saying something foolish.

Video: Jack Edwards compares Matt Cooke to Sirhan Sirhan, apologizes


Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke is as divisive a character as there is in hockey. In Boston, he’s virtually Public Enemy No. 1 among Bruins fans thanks to the hit he delivered that ruined Marc Savard’s career.

That was fresh in the mind of NESN’s acerbic play-by-play man Jack Edwards as he sounded off on Cooke during the first period of today’s Bruins-Penguins game in Boston. He ripped Pittsburgh’s media for nominating Cooke for the Masterton Trophy last year and then stepped it up a notch from there. Check out the video from YouTube.

Yes, he said Cooke “assassinated the career of Marc Savard” and compared him to Robert Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan. If that sounds completely bonkers to you, Edwards would probably agree as he apologized both on Twitter and over the air for the comments.

Edwards saying outlandish and over-the-top things on air isn’t anything new, but this kind of comment in the wake of everything that happened in Boston this week was probably a bit too much.

Now Jack Edwards is chirping the Canucks

Jack Edwards

The voice of the Boston Bruins took to Twitter this morning to blast the Vancouver Canucks after a number of media guides with a Stanley Cup-hoisting Zdeno Chara on the cover were ripped up, allegedly by the Canucks.



You know, a lot of people are going to say that this Bruins-Canucks rivalry is starting to get out of hand. But those people just don’t get it. Obviously Jack Edwards is going to take this sort of thing seriously. When you win a Stanley Cup ring with a team, you’re forever loyal to the guys in the room. It’s that whole “band of brothers” mentality that only those who’ve fought and bled alongside each other can truly understand.