ClamRussel wrote:Island Nucklehead wrote:wafflecombine wrote:10 games and only that much because of his record.
Though it would be interesting if they handed him a Torres style suspension.
I'm kind of thinking they will go closer to Torres territory. Barrie is likely done for the playoffs, and Cooke already has a 17 game suspension on his resume (10+first round, which went the distance). The "repeat offender" tag doesn't apply in the duration of the suspension, only how they calculate the money he loses, and is thus inconsequential in the playoffs. Given Cooke's vast history of dirty plays, I think the league will really bury him.
The Cooke hit isn't any worse than the intentional (but un-suspended) Brown hit you posted on the previous page. He even takes an elbow swing for his head. Brown's got to be one of the craftiest of the dirty players in the league (see his unintentional-on-purpose launch into Luongo...followed by a guilt ridden glance over to see his accomplishment). Always seems to get away w/ it somehow.
I agree. Brown is a complete dirtbag. Because he has a mild amount of skill and is the Captain of a cup-winning franchise he seems to get a pass. It will catch up with him one day, and I hope he gets his "Kane-Cooke moment". None of that exonerates Cooke's behaviour, it just further underscores how piss-poor the league is when it comes to enforcing discipline/player safety.