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Patrick Kaleta was recently given a 10-game suspension from the NHL's Department of Player Safety after a hit to the head of Columbus' Jack Johnson. Though Kaleta is appealing the decision, it's clear that the repeat offender has made his mark on the NHL and the league is trying to send a message. That message boils down to change your ways or be prepared to pay the price. As it turns out, one player who is awfully familiar with the NHL discipline system has offered to help Kaleta change his ways. Matt Cooke has reached out to Kaleta and offered to talk to him as a player who has successfully cleaned up his game.  You'll recall that Cooke received his fair share of NHL discipline before shaping up his game and cutting down on his penalty minutes. He went from being one of the dirtiest players in the league with 100+ penalty minutes a season to one trying to help his team win while posting 30-45 PIM a season.  In an interview with ESPN, Cooke revealed that he o...
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