Right move not to suspend Cooke?
The NHL has decided not to suspend Matt Cooke for his dirty hit on Adam McQuaid in game 1. CSNNE.com's Bruins insider Joe Haggerty shares his thoughts on the decision.
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Join our our Bruins insider for CS NNE dot com Joseph Hagerty Joseph did the NHL make the right call here or not suspending -- I think they did make the right call for a few different reasons when you talked league officials and department of player safety people will tell you a few different things. When a guy gets a game misconduct at the beginning of the second period in a playoff game that's a very significant punishment they view it that way they were zero injury to Adam played there but Quaid did secret. You can't you see in the video returns had some coming. Before the impact and I think the past history is out the window because it was more than eighteen months ago. The Matt Cooke was suspended for an excuse not viewed as a repeat offender in their eyes so I think for all those reasons they've made the right call here but. I'll tell you this much the big guys are gonna be back on Matt -- now after doing something like this and he's gonna be on notice he's probably gonna be on his best behavior. Because now the league knows again he's not the reformed Matt Cooke. He's back to the cheap shot and dirt bag that he's always been in the people nobody is across the NHL and that's kind of reassuring thing.