by Tony on 02/14/13 at 09:57 AM ET
You knew it would be just a matter of time even before Erik Karlsson left the ice, even before the injury was confirmed to be a lacerated Achilles tendon,
The "lacerater" was none other than Matt Cooke, and it was an intentional, vicious and dirty act.
Or so you would be made to believe.
Disregard how Cooke has drastically changed his physical play, whose PIM's went down from 128 to 44 over the last two seasons.
You see, amongst many NHL fans, and now the Ottawa Senators, Cooke can do no right. His past reputation has seemingly sealed his fate with all future controversial plays involving him.
I was merely a horrible accident. But don't take my word for it:
Or you can watch this video from TSN where Bob McKenzie, Aaron Ward, Darren Pang and James Duthie all calling it an accident.
It's called objectivity, try it.
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