Colin Campbell, NHL Fail Yet Again in Not Suspending Penguins’ Matt Cooke

March 10th, 2010 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »

The announcement came just a little earlier today.

Colin Campbell, the NHL's senior vice president, announced that the Penguins' Matt Cooke will not be suspended for his hit on Bruins' Marc Savard. The hit, which occurred Sunday, gave Savard a Grade two concussion and will most likely put him out for the rest of the season.

In his ruling, Campbell stated that he was just being consistent since there was no suspension for Flyers' Mike Richards' hit on Panthers' David Booth earlier in the year.

The hits were similar but one has to wonder what the league was thinking on this one.

Cooke is a repeat offender.

He has already been suspended twice before for hits on Scott Walker and Artem Anisimov for which he received two games each. The league says they want to crack down on these types of blindside hits but they don't seem to be enforcing it much at all. They had their chance to make an example of a repeat offender and they fell flat on their fac ...

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