The Star Tribune's Jim Souhan sounds like he falls closer to the anger side, calling free agent signing Matt Cooke a "cheap-shot artist", a statement that has gotten national attention from Yahoo! Sports and other outlets.
Souhan isn't alone in his disdain for the way Cooke plays.
Bouchard played his entire career with Minnesota (11 seasons) and ranks second in games played for the franchise as well as third in points.
Meanwhile, speculation already flying about what line combinations the Wild will use when the squad hits the ice a few months from now.