rage should be strong in chicago....primarily at seabrook for making an extremely scummy hit...
seabrook takes aim at backes, backes has no idea he is coming (he was turning from the puck), seabrook crouches a bit, and on the way up makes direct contact with backes' head with his shoulder and sandwiches backes' head between shoulder and boards...
i wish the nhl had the balls to make this a 10 game suspension at least but i doubt it...probably gonna be 2 games max
As an Avs fan, I am pissed off at that sorry shit of an excuse of a hockey player. He has a long history of stupid play and suspensions. I expect a bunch of games, like 15-20 though I could see former red wing Shanahan screwing us over. Barrie has been one of our best players down the stretch and has earned a reputation of being very clutch in the second half of the season. Then the prick Cooke only gets 2 minutes instead of the major and game misconduct which could have changed momentum for us.
Edit: I guess I shoud say I'm hoping for that long of a suspension.
Matt Cooke totally cleaned up his act, as we can clearly see.
To be fair, when I first saw it, it looked more unfortunate, as if Cooke missed his check and Barrie left his leg behind, but nah, this was totally intentional. It was a lot worse than Bickell's hit on Sobotka, Cooke basically charged him, there was no need to finish the hit when the puck was gone completely. Being a repeat offender, I don't see Cooke playing until the eventual conference finals, if Wild get that far.