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02-22-2013, 06:10 PM
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Nac Mac Feegle
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Originally Posted by Agnostic View Post
I did watch that interview and how gracious and careful Karlsson was.

I am truly puzzled at how so many have rushed to give Cooke some plausible deniability on this hit. The position of his hands and skate are so unnatural that it cannot be explained other than an attempt to mask a dangerous play.

I am furious and I am not even a Sens fan. The fact that this player can play in this league just enforces some of the complaints that the NHL is amateurish and inconsistent in it's enforcement of rules. Karlsson should be playing not this menace.
People love a great story, and the media have been playing up Cooke to be a Lady Byng candidate for the past season. Even Shanahan and the NHL have been looking the other way with his dirty play to keep the story going.

Fact is, players and teams are way more media savvy nowadays. They know how to play the crowd and steer the lemmings off whichever cliff they choose.

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