I’m not entirely convinced that the body of this post needs to exist at all after that headline, because that’s basically the entirety of the crazy story here.
The Coles Notes:
Matt Cooke cut Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson’s achilles tendon with his skate earlier this season. Erik Karlsson is done for season. The Ottawa Senators would’ve preferred that not be the case. Matt Cooke is a reformed NHL villain. Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk does not believe he’s reformed, thinks he doesn’t belong in the NHL, and is now working with forensic experts to prove that Cooke meant to step on Karlsson’s tendon to cut it.
Speaking on Toronto radio station The Fan 590, Melnyk said he believes the National Hockey League will hear his case.
“I’ll bring it to (Brendan) Shanahan and to Gary (Bettman) and at that point they can decide whether it’s something they want to put out publicly or not, if I’m right. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong.” Read the rest of this entry »