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Matt Cooke has tried to change the way he plays the game after a handful of dirty hits earned him the label as one of the game’s dirtiest players. But as we found out Wednesday night, the rest of the league doesn’t necessarily see him as a reformed man.
Cooke is in the news again, this time for his role in ending Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson‘s season Wednesday night. Cooke’s skate blade caught Karlsson’s Achilles and ripped it open. The hit looked innocent enough, at least by Cooke’s former standards, but members of the Sens didn’t necessarily see it that way.
“We all know who’s involved in it,” Ottawa coach Paul MacLean said about Cooke, following his team’s 4-2 loss to the Penguins. “That’s just the way it is. The injury to Erik was unfortunate and it happens on a nothing play that could’ve potentially been whistled down.”
Sens general manager Bryan Murray wasn’t going to give Cooke the benefit of the doubt, either.
“It’s Matt Cooke. What else should I say?” Murray
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Ottawa Senators defenseman Erk Karlsson had his Achilles' tendon cut by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke. Did Cooke injure him intentionally?
Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke has always had a reputation for being a dirty player. Once again, he finds himself at the center of a controversial play that has resulted in serious injury for an opponent.
During a win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, Cooke threw what appeared to be a clean hit on Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson, but the replay revealed that it was more...
Today, the discussion on twitter and around the hockey blogsphere is the hit that Matt Cooke put on Erik Karlsson. You can see the hit on the embedded video posted above.
The NHL’s department of Player Safety has reviewed the play and will not suspend Matt Cooke.
First, I hate Matt Cooke, I think he is a disgusting P.O.S. and if this guy was hurt in a fight or by a check...
Penguins forward Matt Cooke is known for his dirty hits, this hit, however is not a dirty or a malicious hit. Hockey is a physical sport and injuries happen from time-to-time.
By now you've undoubtedly seen the footage of Senators star defenseman Erik Karlsson suffering a terrifying laceration to his left Achillies tendon. If not, well, that's what we're here for:
He suffered the injury battling for puck possession along the boards with Pittsburgh forward Matt Cooke. Yes, that Matt Cooke, former bad boy extraordinaire and bane of the NHL...
Devastating news for the Ottawa Senators as Erik Karlsson was lost indefinitely after Matt Cooke’s skate lacerated his Achilles tendon in what is probably one of the more painful injuries in all of sports. The injury came in the second period between the Senators and Penguins as both Karlsson and Cooke were heading over to [...]
Last night Matt Cooke made yet another controversial hit to an NHL star. This time his target was well below the head. While driving Erik Karlsson into the boards his skate caught the back of Karlsson's leg and ended Karlsson's and the Senator's season.
Ouch. That's painful. Karlsson needs surgery. Who knows when he'lla ctually be back. It really...
Erik Karlsson has already developed into one of the NHL’s best and most exciting players. That by itself makes him fun to watch even from afar. But he’s also integral to the success of the Ottawa Senators, which means his season-ending injury is obviously a crushing blow.
That should almost go without saying, but we feel the need to say it anyway. The Senators were one of the...
Tonight’s NHL action was focused mainly on the Pittsburgh-Ottawa game. Some NHL GIFs:
Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators fell victim to what appears to be an unintentional injury from the skate of the Penguins’ Matt Cooke. It was later revealed that Karlsson suffered a lacerated achilles tendon that will require surgery to repair and his length of recovery is indefinite.
Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson had his 2012-2013 season cut short, literally, in Ottawa’s 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Karlsson took a skate to the back of his left foot from Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke and the blade of the skate tore Karlsson’s Achilles’ tendon. Karlsson tried to skate off but couldn’t make it far and had to be helped from the ice with a couple...
Don Brennan thinks nobody outside of Ottawa is going to want to watch the Senators now that Erik Karlsson is injured:
Yes, not only did Cooke hurt the Senators, he hurt the Islanders, Tampa, Florida. He kicked a dent in the entire NHL. How much revenue did his actions cost the Panthers for their game at the BB&T Center in Sunrise April 7, against a Karlsson-less Senators...
The past week was a very eventful week of hockey. Here's what you missed.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rick Nash made one of the best passes I have ever seen against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. With the Rangers down by a goal, Nash deked around a Bruins defenseman, fell...