Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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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 dangerous than one might have initially thought. Cooke lifted his skate off the ice (something players should try not to do in any situation) and stuck it into the back of Karlsson’s leg. There’s no telling whether or not it was intentional, but the result was a ruptured Achilles tendon for Karlsson. He is out indefinitely and could miss the rest of the season. “It’s Matt Cooke. What else should I say?” Senators general manager Bryan Murray said after the game, according to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Watch the replay.” Karlsson is the reigning Norris Trophy winner, so you can understand why...
1 Comment:
  • Matt Cooke's hit was not malicious, it was freak accident. If it was not Erik Karlsson we would not be talking about the hit. Let's talk about Chris Neil? Neil is a thug! Senators should quit crying, the Penguins have had their stars go down. Play on and quit crying, it is hockey. Injuries happen!
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