Matt Cooke: Noted Clown

10 games was not enough. 1st round of the playoffs is not enough. We’re talking about player safety here, and Cooke has repeatedly proven that he has no regard for his fellow players. Two things should have happened:

1) Cooke is done for the season and his ability to play is reviewed (like parole) for next year based on his actions to prove that he has changed

2) Failing that (as the NHL did), given the Penguin’s history of head injuries and Lemieux’s recent comments about violence in the league, the team should suspend him. It would be a major statement about this type of play, and it would be very appropriate considering Crosby’s injury and Lemieux’s comments.

PS: Bertuzzi got a year for a head shot with an unlucky result and nowhere near Cooke’s history.

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