Shanny has punished stupidity as well as intention before, Burgh. There is your potential problem.
Brad Marchand also has a history, so we just find him guilty even though video evidence shows it was an accidental hockey play?As I mentioned in another thread I don't think Cooke went out there with the intention of knocking Karlsson out of the game.
@redwings very hard to determine what as hockey play is when there involving skates around the boards,it was an unatural play maybe, I can almost gurantee the league will do nothing to Cooke about this incident.
Raise the bar people, this guy has done more harm than good for the game and he lost the benefit of the doubt when he ended Savard's career. He didn't have a choice, he had to clean up his game or he wouldn't have a career. Self preservation doesn't make somebody a respectable professional, it just makes them somebody that really wanted to keep their job.
Matt Cooke has been suspended at least 4 times.Yeah, he was suspended for spearing before the lockout too.
So he has a past and you want him suspended on an accidental freak play? You can't suspend him for being Matt Cooke. Although you can suspend him longer for being Matt Cooke.
But you're calling it a "hockey play" and that's where I'll stop you and give you my opinion and say no, that's not a hockey play.
A player is not supposed to lift his skate off the ice and intentionally try to pin another player along the boards using his skate.