Bruins announcer bizarrely compares Pens' Cooke to assassin Sirhan Sirhan

Matt Cooke is still taking heat for potentially ending Marc Savard's career. (AFP)

Matt Cooke is still taking heat for potentially ending Marc Savard's career. (AFP)

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, Last Updated: 4:06 PM ET

In case you needed reminding, Boston Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards isn’t a fan of Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke – or the Steel City media, for that matter.

During Saturday’s game between the Pens and B’s in Boston, Edwards rehashed a bit of beef between the two organizations stemming from a concussion the Bruins’ Marc Savard sustained as a result of a dirty hit from Cooke three seasons ago.

But the way in which Edwards went about slamming the allegedly reformed Cooke set off an immediate media storm.

“Nominating Cooke for the (Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy) is about the equivalent of nominating Sirhan Sirhan as the prisoner of the year,” Edwards said, referring to the fact Cooke was offered up as a candidate for the award last season.



The Masterton is presented to the NHL player that best represents perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication.

And while it’s true Cooke has drastically cut down his penalty minutes, Edwards obviously doesn’t want fans to forget the hit he issued to Savard, who continues to suffer from concussion issues today.

“An outrageous lack of judgement on the part of the Pittsburgh press,” Edwards finished.



To his credit, it took Edwards less than a full period to apologize for the analogy, which bizarrely compared Cooke’s Masterton nomination to the actions of an assassin.

"I am sorry for insulting Matt Cooke, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the National Hockey League, and anyone else upset by my Cooke comments," Edwards posted to Twitter.




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