The NHL finally put its foot down, and it squished the right turd. It's about time.
Matt Cooke will miss the remainder of the regular season (10 games), plus the first round of the playoffs. It wasn't the dirtiest play he's ever made, but it was still absolutely inexcusable and I'm happy with him getting 14-17 games for his elbowing McDonagh; Cookie Monster has had it coming for a while. No statement from Mario Lemieux yet, which I'm sure is not a big surprise to anyone. The Wicked Good Sports Blog made a statement, though.