Another NHL villain escapes
The infamous Matt Cooke has struck again, this time without so much as a penalty call.
The Pittsburgh Penguin considered the dirtiest player in the NHL gets a skate up on the back of the ankle of Senators star Erik Karlsson who will be out indefinitely.
Should Cooke be suspended? The NHL says no. Not even a fine. Not even a disciplinary hearing.
You be the judge:
Cooke, hated by Habs fans for run at Saku Koivu and Andrei Markov among others, could not have deliberately hoped to slice the achilles tendon of Karlsson, who could be out 4-6 months, but there have simply been too many incidents involving too many victims.
If an inadvertent high-stick drawing blood is a penalty, why not this avoidable kick?