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If Colin Campbell Was On Twiiter

He’d be reading quotes like this….

I’d like to have heard Ray Shero’s chat with Cooke after the elbow on McDonagh’s head. Shero loves his players but Cooke is incorrigible.

Cooke is like compulsive gambler who wants to quit his behavior but can’t stop himself when he sees casino. An elbow here, an elbow there.

-Jim Matheson

NHL should throw the book at Cooke, suspend him for rest of season and postseason, then I dare Pens organization to claim foul for result

-Erik Erlendsson

 

 

blindside, head was targeted, blatant elbow, repeat offender. Ticks alot of supplemental discipline boxes.

-Darren Dreger

Well Mario? You exercised your right to speak last time. When can we expect to hear from you on Matt Cooke?

-Mark Spector

If the NHL claims the Matt Cooke hit is part of the fabric of the game, we all need to help the NHL pick out new fabric.

-Adam Proteau

The Cooke elbow today was stupid and selfish. Let’s see what Colin does. At least 5 games in my mind. More would be even better.

-Don LaGreca

Cooke should be suspended rest of the season, including playoffs, for that elbow today. And if NHL doesn’t send him home, Mario should.

-Helene Elliott

Pittsburgh has 10 regular season games remaining. Will the NHL allow head-hunter Matt Cooke to play in any of them?

-Tom Gulitti

How does campbell start #cooke hearing? What were you thinking? Are you for real? Seriously? Did you not read the letter your owner sent?

-Daren Millard

Okay Mario Lemieux. You want to make a statement now. Yoy want to rid the NHL of cheap shots? Release Matt Cooke tomorrow. Enough is enough.

-Steve Simmons

If I’m Dan Bylsma, I’m wondering how I can trust Cooke in the playoffs after a play like that in a 1-1 game.

-Elliotte Friedman

At some point, #NHL needs to step up and say to a repeat offender, “Sir, you are no longer welcome in our league.”

-Bob Duff

My guess is 8-10 gms for Cooke. But I’ve been wrong a lot regard susp amounts. Not my specialty. Interested to hear Pit comments on this one

-Bill Jaffe

Slowly, relentlessly, Matt Cooke is becoming a major debit for Penguins. NHL is catching up with his shennanigans. ABOUT TIME!

-Stan Fischler

For text-book violation of rule 48, repeat offender Matt Cooke should get 8-10 games. Anything less would be an embarrassment 4 the league

-E.J. Hradek

 

 

 

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Let’s not forget this was a nationally televised game.  Not really what the NHL needed after all the heat they took for the Chara hit.  Cooke might get a big suspension if for nothing else than the timing of it, so the NHL can say, “See, we are serious about headshots.”

Regardless, something needs to be done, Cooke is going to kill/paralyze someone one of these days.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 03/20/11 at 06:04 PM ET

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Okay Mario Lemieux. You want to make a statement now. Yoy want to rid the NHL of cheap shots? Release Matt Cooke tomorrow. Enough is enough.

-Steve Simmons

An owner isn’t allowed to do that in the current CBA. Shouldn’t a hockey journalist know this?


  Cooke should be suspended rest of the season, including playoffs, for that elbow today. And if NHL doesn’t send him home, Mario should.

-Helene Elliott

This is a good idea, but I’m wondering if a team suspension for a hit on an opponent would be grieved by the PA due to fear of precedent.


Anyways, if Campbell has any stones at all, he will throw the book at Matt Cooke and make sure he hits every page. Cooke is the one guy who has earned that treatment that nobody is left to stick up for. Even his coach has stopped defending him.

Posted by steviesteve on 03/20/11 at 06:30 PM ET

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Cant wait to see that loser evilpens try and defend this idiot and his idol mario

Posted by Ru Kidding on 03/20/11 at 07:00 PM ET

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Dumb play by Cooke but correct me if I am wrong McDonagh was right back on the ice uninjured.

Posted by Cyrus on 03/20/11 at 07:56 PM ET

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Cant wait to see that loser evilpens try and defend this idiot and his idol mario


Posted by Ru Kidding  Ummm if you would have read the other story about the hit first….... Wait ... why am i expecting you to be able to read? carry On Moron LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 03/20/11 at 08:51 PM ET

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Dumb play by Cooke but correct me if I am wrong McDonagh was right back on the ice uninjured.

So what? It’s pretty obvious Cooke went in with the intent to injure. The fact that he wasn’t successful this time means you don’t punish him? That doesn’t make any sense at all. Cooke should be gone for the rest of the season + playoffs.

If Mario, Shero and Bylsma want to take this seriously (should Colin Campbell’s Wheel of Justice somehow mess it up) they could just make Cooke a healthy scratch for the rest of his contract with them.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 03/20/11 at 10:03 PM ET

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Mario doesn’t have to release him.

He could simply send him home, and he COULD suspend him via team suspension, and then even fine him further for conduct detrimental to the team.  Teams have that right.

He COULD bust him down to WBS and whatever happens happens.  Message sent, loud and clear.

He will do nothing of course though, because Mario could care less about the game.  Mario’s just a gigantic sack of penguin feces.  Or else Cooke would have already been long gone… I’m sure Mario is already trying to find a way to spin this as a victim.

Posted by Primis on 03/20/11 at 10:21 PM ET

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[quote=“Primis”]He could simply send him home, and he COULD suspend him via team suspension, and then even fine him further for conduct detrimental to the team.  Teams have that right.

I’m not sure what all the current CBA entails, but I think the only thing they could really do is make him a healthy scratch. Anything else would likely be met with opposition from the NHLPA.

[quote=“Primis”]He COULD bust him down to WBS and whatever happens happens.  Message sent, loud and clear.

He couldn’t be sent down to WBS this season because of the AHL eligibility rules. If you aren’t on an AHL roster on trade deadline day, you can’t play down there for the rest of the season. Cooke would also have to clear waivers, and if you were Ray Shero would you risk having a team like the Flyers claim him?

Posted by me on 03/20/11 at 10:42 PM ET

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Ummm if you would have read the other story about the hit first….... Wait ... why am i expecting you to be able to read? carry On Moron

Of course the juvenile evilpens resorts to namecalling.you called Roger NYLA a 12 year old when i know for a fact youre a 18-19 year old loser.You always reply with namecalling and insults at least you retired( hopefully) twatwaffle which gave your age away obviously.i doubt youre a pens fan for more than 6 years which coincides with the lockout.Let the adults speak amongst ourselves and go talk to Cs6687.

Posted by R U kidding on 03/20/11 at 10:49 PM ET

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Ummm if you would have read the other story about the hit first….... Wait ... why am i expecting you to be able to read? carry On Moron

Of course the juvenile evilpens resorts to namecalling.you called Roger NYLA a 12 year old when i know for a fact youre a 18-19 year old loser.You always reply with namecalling and insults at least you retired( hopefully) twatwaffle which gave your age away obviously.i doubt youre a pens fan for more than 6 years which coincides with the lockout.Let the adults speak amongst ourselves and go talk to Cs6687.

Posted by R U kidding on 03/20/11 at 09:49 PM ET

Juvenile?  Pot, meet kettle.

Who lifted the rock to let these troglodytes out?  Man…

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 03/20/11 at 11:18 PM ET

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If Colin Campbell Was On Twiiter

Who would “follow” this guy?

Wheat Thins?
The Situation?
Greg Campbell?
Joffrey Lupul?
Bettman?

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 03/21/11 at 01:34 AM ET

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There really isn’t any need for dramatics. Making him a healthy scratch and informing him that he will not be offered a contract at the end of the season would be sufficient to keep him and his uncontrollable elbows off the ice, and that’s the point. Player safety, not sending some over-dramatic message.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 03/21/11 at 08:12 AM ET

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Forgot - and send him down to the minors for the duration of his contract. He only has a no-trade not a no-move, I believe. He might likely be a scratch at that level, too, just because he’s a net liability instead of a positive on the ice right now. If he can’t control himself he can’t help any team right now.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 03/21/11 at 08:18 AM ET

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Lemieux won’t say anything, and he shouldn’t have to.  It’s not exactly attractive to free agents if the owner comes out and blasts a player on his team.  No, Mario will be silent, and will not make comments on the NHL’s supplemental decision either.  People who think they’re entitled to some kind of statement from Lemieux need to kill themselves.

Posted by Stilly on 03/21/11 at 09:29 AM ET

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I’m not sure what all the current CBA entails, but I think the only thing they could really do is make him a healthy scratch. Anything else would likely be met with opposition from the NHLPA.

Georges Laraque was, by all intents and purposes, released by the Canadiens while still being paid.  As long as Lemieux doesn’t try to take money from Cooke, the NHLPA likely wouldn’t do anything about a team suspension.

I don’t know all the ins-and-outs of NHL contracts, but I would like if they had behavioral clauses that allowed a team to void a contract for a guy getting suspended for a certain number of games. 

Of course, I’d also like to see the voiding of a contract work just about the same way as a buyout as far as cap hit and dollars the team has to pay out being the same.  The only difference is that, in a bought-out contract, the player receives the money while in a suspension-voided contract, that money goes to the Player’s fund, just like suspension pay does.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/21/11 at 09:49 AM ET

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Campbell really has his work cut out for him since he helped create this monster. 2 game suspension, 2 game suspension, 2 game suspension, I see how that repeat offender staus was being applied. Then 0 for Savard, followed by 4 game suspension which really was just 2 games for Savard and 2 for the next attempt to injure. Seems Campbell was stuck on 2 games, but it may have to change. At a minimum this suspension should just be the sum of his previous suspensions. In reality, I think Cooke needs treatment just like Avery did and once his treatment is complete he can start serving his suspension.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 03/21/11 at 11:08 AM ET

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