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by Paul on 02/15/11 at 01:28 AM ET
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
The NHL has no intention of fining Mario Lemieux for his critical public remarks on the league’s handling of disciplinary matters following the New York Islanders-Pittsburgh Penguins gong show on Friday night.
Lemieux is, however, losing big in the court of public opinion. He’s being called a hypocrite by those who feel Penguin forward Matt Cooke’s style of play, questionable at best and dirty at worst, should preclude Lemieux from condemning aberrant behaviour. Also, Lemieux implying he may have to re-think his involvement with the NHL because of this has many portraying Lemieux as a spoiled kid who’s thinking about taking his puck and going home because he doesn’t like how the game is going.
All that said, though, the Cooke issue and Lemieux’s specific criticisms are really apples and oranges.
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