Cooke knew what he was doing. Does riding karlson into the corner require one skate to be off the ice? Then what was Cooke doing with one skate off the ice? Losing his balance? That's complete BS . To cut karlson while being off balance would require Cooke to be past the point of losing his balance, i.e. like your legs shooting out as you fall.
Somehow Cooke managed to cut him while standing upright ! If cooke was falling he wouldve simply taken a holding penalty ( before he fell) and then inadvertently cut him after he fell.
There was no loss of balance as they were both within an arms reach of the boards
Imagine this , Cooke is falling ( or about to lose balance, as he claims) and the only thing that saved him was the fact that 1 skate was 6-8 inches off the ice and the only way to save him self from falling to the ice was to "pushoff" karlsons ankle, thus saving himself from falling( thank god)
Pinning an opposing player with one leg requires a knee between their legs, not leading with a blade...Cooke would've had to be falling forward to stick his blade out forward. Since he wasn't falling forwards(the boards) or backwards(a holding penalty), why the blade off the ice ? Shove your knee between his legs and pin him, and your blade is pointed away.
I don't think Cooke meant to cut his Achilles , but I do think he meant to hurt him.
Edited by Justin6Schultz, 16 February 2013 - 08:52 PM.