Originally written February 14, 2013 on Bloguin Best:
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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's existence. Karlsson, unfortunately, will need surgery to repair the tendon and will be out indefinitely, according to the Senators official Twitter. So when you see a player get hurt, you immediately think "oh, that Cooke will never learn, will he?" Well, not if you have a fully-functioning brain, you don't. Unfortunately, many Ottawa fans, writers, players and even those in management do not enjoy such a luxury. Immediately, outrage ensued over Cooke's prior history, an extensive history he's worked long and hard to put behind him. Certainly this must be the latest dirty...
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