Matt Cooke choose not to fire back at Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, who suggested that Cooke doesn't deserve to be in the NHL.
Cooke's skate sliced Senators' star defenseman Erik Karlsson's Achilles tendon on Wednesday, but the NHL didn't punish Cooke because they couldn't determine intent. Still, Cooke has been punished by the league before and while some would argue he's reformed, Melnyk thinks he "belongs somewhere where the goons play." Cooke responded by saying, "I'm sorry Mr. Melnyk feels that way. I understand the position he's in, and it's not easy."