Everyone here seems to have trouble differentiating between intent and results. Just like a drunk driver not having intent to kill someone, Matt Cooke did not have intent to cut Karlsson's achilles tendon, but a drunk driver he still is, and should be punished for his stupidity.
Post from the main board... He was reckless, he went for a slew foot, ended up causing a major injury in another way.
Very unfortunate for Karlsson. I hope he recovers and hate to see someone in pain like that. Selanne recovered from an injury back in during the 95 shortened season. Hopefully Karlsson can recover and have the career Selanne has had.