If we would have handled business against the Leafs this year and even gone .500 against them we would be in the playoffs now and be able to go after Cooke however the team wanted... But because we didnt... We cant and wont...
Garrioch and other media members reporting that there is a good chance Cooke wont even play now that they are the #1 seed... I dont blame them either...
Even if Matt Cooke plays, he isn't going to fight anyone?
Why would he step up against Kassian or Neil or even Smith? What good does it to him?
Oh, so "we" go after him like Carkner did to Boyle last year.
Ya. That was amazing. Turned that series around and we almost beat the number 1 seed to advance with a line-up that was predicted to draft Yakupov.
Physical intimidation wins hockey games. I'm serious. Sending a message like that rattles peoples minds. Both the fanbase and the team. At the same time it provides a huge boost to the Ottawa Senators.
I get goosebumps when I watch they replays of Carkner pounding Boyle last year.
Accident, purposeful, doesn't matter. You injure a player in a reckless play you have to answer for it. Cowen had to fight twice in one game for a normal clean hit FFS.
Someone dig up the Penguins posts from the Crosby-Steckle incident. I'm sure there is a lot more whining coming from them around that time. The NHL changed the rules because of that incident, but Ottawa is blowing things out of proportion?
Have you ever seen the list of people Cooke has injured? On purpose or not.. fact of the matter is this guy seems to be pretty damn good at knocking out top end players..... is that just pure coincidence? I don't think so... this is the type of player you need to keep your eyes on because he doesn't have the respect for others in the league.
Did he intend on cutting his achilles tendon. No. Does he play a style of hockey that makes other players at the risk of getting badly hurt. Absolutely.
Originally Posted by gdsmack267
The amount of people who actually believe that Cooke cut him on purpose is simply mind boggling. It was a complete accident. Seriously, grow up get over it!