BY DEREK CARSON – FAN FUEL BLOGGER
It’s a beautiful, bright, unseasonably warm Valentine’s Day here in the nation’s capital. What should be a day full of love and chocolate is unfortunately tarnished by the reckless act of Pittsburgh PenguinS forward Matt Cooke who sliced Erik “The Norris” Karlsson’s Achilles tendon last night with his skate.
Karlsson will miss the rest of the season. He may never again be the same player.
Matt Cooke meanwhile will continue to collect his $1.25 million salary from Mario Lemieux, who just two years ago decried “goon hockey” and threatened to leave the NHL entirely if players like his own Matt Cooke weren’t reigned in.
Well Mario, your team just took out the best defenceman in the league and I doubt I’ll hear a peep.