Puck Daddy's Harrison Mooney, who is actually a decent writer, posted the story. [ Puck Daddy ]
And now we have to defend Matt Cooke, again.
Mooney said this about the hit:
Will the league look at this hit? You bet. Is it suspendable? Perhaps. We'll reserve judgment for a better video, but that looks a little embellished. You wonder if, with the reputation Matt Cooke has, guys will make sure every hit he dishes out gets noticed with a little hop.
Man, as soon a player on your team does something, you start looking around for Brendan Shanahan. Not a good a feeling.
We were at the game. The play happened right in front of us. Matt Cullen jumped into the boards. Beyond embarrassing.
A GIF tells no lies:
Unless Cooke is the strongest person alive, no way this is as bad as it looks.
If Cooke gets suspended for this, it is going to be a long season.