The NHL has thrown some more suspensions out. This time to the Pen's Matt Cooke and the Devil's Anton Volchenkov. Video of both are on nhl.com. After seeing the plays, what are your thoughts on the suspensions?
On the Cooke play, I honestly think it looked like a hockey play. More angles would have helped, but from what's there, Cooke coasts most of the way into the hit, where the puck was dumped and the defender should have expected to get hit. I think the hit looks bad because of the space the defender left between himself and boards. If he stays closer, hit looks like every other hit.
For Volchenkov, it looks to me like he went in for the open ice hit, realized it would be a blind side to the head too late, and couldn't move back out of the way. I agree with the on ice call of elbowing, but the suspension I find questionable. I guess if you really want to start sending the message, calling the almosts instead of not helps.
What do you guys think?