That's no excuse for hurting anyone though. And especially with seeing what's happened with Crosby and his concussion woes, Penguin fans understand better than anyone that no hockey player deserves to have to deal with head trauma. On the macro level that clearly means there should no place in the game for those that deliberately attempt to injure vulernable players.
The "new" Matt Cooke in 2011-12 will....
Be alright. He knows he has to change and can adapt to be a solid citizen (95 votes)
Not be a smooth ride. He'll try to change, but the jury's still out on the impulse plays. (143 votes)
Fail. Just a matter of time before a bad hit and he plays himself out of the league. (35 votes)
Who cares. I'm not a fan of the Penguins and Matt Cooke might as well be Osama bin Laden (8 votes)
281 total votes