Will The Sens look for retailiation for Karlsson on April 22nd?
Im curious what all of you think. I know when it happened, I was worried about that Aprill 22nd rematch game being so close to the playoffs, because one injury or suspension could really affect things for the Pens. We know that team thinks Cooke acted intentionally, and perception is always more important than reality in these matters. Will we see some type of dirty play or a replay of the isles game where they gooned it up or will this be a non issue?
I doubt it. Throwing away a chance at two points is not an option for them.
I tend to agree with you, except that by then they could have a spot more secured, or there is the chance they use a bit player to take a real cheap shot at malkin or Crosby or Letang early, which would give them a leg up in that game too.
I wouldn't expect anything to happen, Ottawa will be focussed on the 2 points. Maybe someone will go after cooke if the game is out of reach though.
Pretty much this. The last 3 playoff spots are extremely tight right now, and while it's possible, I doubt it'll be resolved by the 22nd. Ottawa will want to focus on the game and getting prepared for the playoffs.
Sit cooke, Geno, Iginla, Letang and call up some AHL guys. i dont care if we finish 1st or 2nd in the east tbh. its a crapshot anyway who will finsih 7th and 8th so its not like we can "choose" an opponent in the playoffs by finishing 1st.
I think they will look for retribution, that team is filled with tin foil hat wearing children, from the owner to the captain. I expect nothing less from that team from being mad about something that was purely an accident.
The best way for the Pens to handle this is to go out and dominate the Sens on the scoresheet.