Well I'd say that's another point entirely. I've hated Cooke more than anyone in the league since he ended Savard's career. I'm not defending him, only this action. If we are speaking of revenge, he has a lot coming.
Achilles, I believe Cooke lifted his leg as damage control, as Karlsson already had positioning on him - it wasn't to gain an advantage but to mitigate a disadvantage in my opinion. I personally have used that method while playing defense against agile forwards. That being said, his leg came up very high.
Defending champ but still hungover