Many expect Boston to seek revenge against Matt Cooke, whose blindside hit to Marc Savard‘s head left the Bruins center with a concussion and an indefinite leave from hockey. But seeking revenge may be difficult to accomplish with NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell in the house.
NESN insiders James Murphy and Tony Massarotti stopped by Wednesday’s edition of SportsDesk to discuss the Bruins’ strategy.
“I think obviously Matt Cooke is going to feel the brunt of a lot of hard hits,” Murph told NESN’s Cole Wright, “and [the Bruins] are probably going to challenge him to a fight. I think the Bruins are going to try to lay on him the same exact hit he laid on Marc Savard, because let’s face it, Colin Campbell said it is within the rules. So I don’t see why they can’t do that.”
Mazz echoed Murph’s sentiments and had some harsh words for Campbell.
“It doesn’t get any more deliberate than the hit we saw Cooke lay on Savard, and the league did nothing about it,” Mazz said. “There should always be the discretion of the commissioner or the league disciplinarian — in this case, Colin Campbell — to step in and say, ‘I don’t care what the letter of the law is — as someone empowered by this league, I have to make a judgment call from time to time. That’s why I’m here, and in this case, I’m stepping in.'”
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