Marc Savard and Boston Bruins Blindsided: Ice Hockey’s Newest Black Eye

March 11th, 2010 by Francois Gendron Leave a reply »
During a game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins, Matt Cooke blindsided Marc Savard and sneaked a violent shoulder check directly to the side of his head.

Savard went to the ground, seriously hurt.

Savard suffered from a ''grade two'' concussion and could miss the remainder of the regular season.

All eyes were on Colin Campbell in hope of an exemplary suspension for Matt Cooke. Many fans want those types of hits banned or seriously punished.

After a couple of days, the league made a decision.

The NHL will not suspend Matt Cooke for his disgusting hit to Marc Savard's head.

Even worse, the NHL explained that Cooke wasn't suspended because another player committed a similar infraction earlier this season and wasn't punished either. This kind of illogical thinking is what has kept the NHL exactly where it is right now—in the gutter.

The decision took many by surprise and angered Montreal Canadiens' Maxim Lapierre.

Lapierre was suspended for four games a few days ago by the league for a minor push in the back without serious consequences.

Once again, where is the ...

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