Originally Posted by FightingIsGood
The difference is Cooke has a reputation, while Zolnierczyk does not. That will be the only thing that saves him from a double-digit suspension. And I still disagree that they should be suspending guys for hits like that, when it's clear that it was not a deliberate attempt to injure, which should be the criteria for most suspensions.
Deliberate attempts to injure or just being a dope...it really doesn't matter. He left his feet, hit him in the head, and gave the guy a concussion. He deserves a suspension.