Cooke finished with 23 points in 78 games last season between Vancouver and Washington, which isn't very good numbers for pool players, but he could very well see some time with Jordan Staal, which could mean some more points. You may want to wait and see how he lines up before you make any predictions about his production for next season.
With the addition of Cooke, the Penguins salary cap situation gets a little bit tighter, but they do have 20 players ready to go for next season. Their number right now is at $52.2 million, which leaves them $4.5 million for the last three players. If the team didn't already have seven good defensemen, you could add Mark Eaton to the list and there are a few signed prospects who could fit in as well.
|Evgeni Malkin||Sergei Gonchar||Marc-Andre Fleury|
|Sidney Crosby||Ryan Whitney||Dany Sabourin|
|Petr Sykora||Hal Gill|
|Miroslav Satan||Kristopher Letang|
|Ruslan Fedotenko||Brooks Orpik|
|Jordan Staal||Darryl Sydor|
|Pascal Dupuis||Rob Scuderi|