Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/01/10 at 04:17 PM ET
from Michael Traikos of the National Post,
Guilty until proven innocent.
That is how most opponents treat Matt Cooke. You cannot really blame them. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward is a repeat offender who has earned a reputation for repeatedly stepping over the line. The NHL, in fact, expedited a rule on blindside hits to the head after Cooke concussed a vulnerable Marc Savard with a nasty bodycheck during the regular season.
So when Andrei Markov left Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semi-final on Friday with a lower-body injury after being hit by Cooke, the initial reaction was to condemn.
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