Sunday, July 06, 2008

Pens sign Matt Cooke

Matt Cooke signed a two year deal worth $2.4 million with the Pens on Saturday. He took a pay cut to come to Pittsburgh.

This is the guy that many people thought the Pens should go after a few years back when they got Jarkko Ruutu. Cooke is, by all accounts, faster than Ruutu. He can also chip in offensively more than Ruutu did.

Cooke will score 10-15 goals and won't kill you with penalty minutes, while bringing a physical presence.

Great signing by GM Ray Shero.

1 comment:

Gift Pens said...

I think this is really a gift for the pens. I read "Cooke, 29, collected 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 78 games last season between the Washington Capitals and the Vancouver Canucks. He was acquired by the Capitals at the trade deadline after playing eight and a half seasons in Vancouver. Cooke ranked 14th in the league with 198 hits during the regular season and tied a career-high with three points (one goal, two assists) on March 3rd vs. Boston.