Matt Cooke's hit on Savard was clean...

At least Barry Melrose thinks so. And while I'm going to leave a lengthy response to the whole issue to fellow PensU contributor Todd Wyant (OneSmugPug), have a listen to Barry Melrose and watch the hit over again. Over time the more I thought about the issue and watched the hit the more I'm convinced it was not only legal by today's standards, but also clean. Now, that doesn't mean I think it "should" happen like this, that these types of hits to the head are okay, but by today's rule book and the clear intention of Cooke to finish his shoulder hit, he is innocent. No suspension should be granted in this case.

Get well Savard. See you in Raleigh on Thursday, Cookie.

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