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Wild's Matt Cooke: I've changed

Updated: July 9, 2013, 9:22 AM ET
Associated Press

After 15 years in the NHL, there's a part of Matt Cooke's game that he'd like to lose: his reputation for the rough stuff.

With five suspensions levied by the league and other acts criticized over the course of his career, the left wing still has work to do with the image makeover. But the Minnesota Wild's view of Cooke when the market opened was that he is a reliable penalty killer, shot blocker and third-line scorer.

So Cooke signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract with Minnesota ...

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