Cooke for Pettinger??

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The Vancouver Canucks traded Matt Cooke (Canucks to Capitals) for Matt Pettinger (Washington Capitals to Canucks). Was this a wise move on the Canucks part?? More so than it was on the Capitals part, or at least as far as I am concerned.

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Matt Cooke seems to have dried up offensively….and maybe he’d be better as a defense-men…but wait, hold on….the Canucks already have enough of those, if they can stay healthy, and not enough to play on the offensive. The problem with Cooke…is that he wasn’t even scoring when he was on the ice. Pettinger is at least good for 15 goals when he is on the ice.  The last time Cooke scored 15 was in 2003!! If you don’t believe me..check his stats. And then you can compare them to Pettinger if you want. (click here)

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Matt Pettinger is always on the bench due to injury….but when he does get to play….he can score, and is at least good for 15 goals. Washington might have made the mistake of letting him go…