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Join Date: Jul 2006
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Re: nhl team goon list rankings
When guys like Godard and Engelland play, Sid and Geno seem to play better--they don't have to look over their shoulder so much. As far as Cooke, the Savard hit was legal, at the time. Savard had just shot the puck, Cooke had committed to the hit. In the act of shooting, Savard inadvertently lowered his body, which aligned his head with Cooke's shoulder, causing the catastrophe. Cooke didn't leave his feet and launch himself into Savard's head.
But, he also was willing to answer for the his with a guy who was way better,and bigger, of a fighter. Cooke was on the Vancouver team with Todd Bertuzzi for the Steve Moore disaster. Cooke actually fought Moore. Bertuzzi challenged Moore later, Moore refused in a 9-0 game, so Bertuzzi sucker punched him. That in and of itself was crappy, but didn't really cause the injury. What caused the injury was when all of the Avs players jumped on Bertuzzi, everyone went down on top of Moore, who ended up with a snapped neck. Bertuzzi was wrong, but he got a lot more blame than he probably deserved for causing the injury. When McSorely used his stick as a sword on Brashear, THAT is dirty hockey.
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