UPDATE: Cooke suspended 2 games, fined 30k for hit on Anisimov
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11-30-2009, 07:27 AM
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Location: Jersey City, NJ
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A lot of baby's on this thread, and a lot of bias as well. This hit was no different than the Richards hit on Booth. If anything, people should be *****ing about how ridiculous the league is for suspending Cooke after clearly setting an example that this was acceptable with Richards.
Second thing, enough of this juvenile "someone should hit Crosby or Malkin from behind into the boards crap". Grow up. It's a game. There are rules. Boarding someone is illegal. While probably not healthy for the game, it is NOT currently illegal to throw a hit to somebody's head as per the current rule book. Don't know why people keep whining about how Cooke should have been suspended since it was a head shot.
Does it really make people feel cool to call opposing players such unoriginal nick names as Crysby or Lurch? Are there really that many high schoolers on these boards?
And finally, jumping somebody from behind is classless and cowardly. It's laughable how it has been suggested that Fedetenko was at fault for actually playing hockey and trying to block a shot with his skate, while in doing so supposedly running into that side show number 16. Apparently people do not know what a slew foot is. It's not clipping somebody's back skate. Its simultaneously using your upper body as leverage to send the opposing players upper body backwards, while using your leg to take out his feet. Nothing like this occurred in that game.
Try to look at the replay of the Cooke hit without being biased. Cooke leaves his feet before he makes contact and leads with his elbow. If thats a clean hit in your book then I'm all for Staal jumping up tonite and driving his elbow into the ugly mug of Crybaby or Lurch. If he breaks his nose or concusses the poor fool then I'll explain to you how the hit was clean -- just like Cooke's.
Simple, very difficult for a guy 5'9" to deliver an elbow to the jaw of a guy 6'2" without leaving his feet. Again, if you thinks its hockey then you've got a lot of growing up to do.
Finally, what Avery did does not remotely compare to what Matt Cooke did. With the target on his back placed by Bettman if Avery had done anything remotely suspendable he'd be gone for 10 games. Obviously the league had no problem with what Avery did but had a problem with what Cooke did, right? I guess maybe you're the one that needs to grow up or take your meds before going to bed!
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