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02-13-2013, 11:56 PM
Son Oncle Jerry
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
Beating up an offender after the damage is done is all but meaningless. No matter how he was pummeled Matt Cooke seriously compromised the Senators' season without much effect on the Penguins. So what good are the enforcers?
This was a freak accident. Come on now. Cooke, even considering his past, won't get any hearing with Shanahan (it has been confirmed after the game).

The enforcers will make sure guys like Gallagher keep playing their game and don't take abuses for going to the front of the net, and that guys like Kostka don't pick an easy one by dropping the gloves with him. Getting cross-checked in the back might not end your season, but as you get hit repeatedly with a stick, you sure are less likely to go back to the net afterwards.

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