Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 6/30/14

DENVER - NOVEMBER 24: Cory Sarich #6 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on November 24, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Flames defeated the Avalanche 5-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
via Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun, While even members of the Pittsburgh Penguins sitting up in the press box considered Flames defenceman Cory Sarich’s hit on Penguins pest Matt Cooke clean Saturday night during a 5-3 Calgary loss at the Saddledome, hockey operations will offer up tape for a closer look. It’s tough to argue against the idea of making sure it was clean — even against a guy as polarizing as Cooke — but if every big hit in the league is going to be shipped to Sheriff Shanahan, he’s not going to have much time to himself. The hit in question was a hard check from Sarich in the second period that looked like it first connected with Cooke’s sternum. Cooke’s head snapped back on the followthrough, but after shaking it off, he joined the scrum when teammates jumped to his defence. Sarich was not penalized for the hit but did receive a double minor for roughing in the altercation that took place after the hit. Watch the hit in question below… Continue reading "...
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