Originally Posted by 150Swiftly
Ok, my comment wasn't taken the way it was meant to be, and that's my fault. Instead of saying "a better analogy," I should have said "a more valid bad analogy."
I was, in a sarcastic manner, alluding to the fact that there was no crime in the first place. Your analogy is accurate, mine was intended to expose the initial analogy for suggesting that Cooke not only committed an illegal offense but that it was also intentional. My comment was meant to be absurd. Some people here had an issue with my comment, and reading it again, I can recognize that I failed to communicate properly. So I'll just say this:
The speculation is warranted, given his history. However, I don't believe that there was a crime committed, so to question whether or not there was intention is unnecessary. You can suggest that he was going for a slew foot, but there is no evidence of foul play. I don't doubt that this type of play will be illuminated within the next few days as it isn't uncommon for both fore-checkers and d-men alike to use this method to restrict mobility.
Ok, that's clear now, but you're still missing the point. I frankly don't care all that much about, in this particular instance, whether it was intentional or not.
Cooke's chickens are coming home to roost, as the saying goes. I'm simply not going to feel too sorry for him if he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. And you know what? You shouldn't, either. Cooke made his bed and now he's going to have to lie in it.
Here's another old saying, as long as I'm dishing out cliches:
Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, but three times is a trend.
Quibbling over whether this particular instance was intentional or not is just a lot of prevarication as far as I'm concerned.
12 H2H w/ daily changes.
Keep 6 (5 F/D, 1 D/G) Start 2C, 2LW, 2RW, 3D, 2Util, 2G
C: Getzlaf, Bergeron, Roy, Boyes (RW)
LW: Kovalchuk (RW), Vanek, Lucic
RW: Gaborik, Callahan, C. Stewart, Tarasenko, Chiasson
D: Yandle, Doughty, Goligoski, Carlson
G: Fleury, Varlamov, Markstrom