Colin Campbell says Matt Cooke’s hit on Marc Savard was “shoulder to head”
NHL’s czar of discipline defending referee’s?
Darren Dreger of TSN.ca reports that Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced at the GM meetings that center Marc Savard could be out for the season after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh.
Losing Savard for the season or even a significant period of time could derail the Bruins chances of making the playoffs.
The Bruins have stated on many occasions that Matt Cooke’s hit on Savard was an elbow to head incident but Colin Campbell disagrees and has indicated that the hit was “shoulder to head” and believes that Cooke’s elbow never made contact with Savard.
We just watched it for about an hour and a half, about eight of us,” Campbell told 590 The Fan in Toronto on Monday.
When asked whether Cooke delivered an elbow-to-head blow, Campbell said, “”No. Not at all,”
Campbell insisted during the interview that Cooke’s hit was “shoulder to head.”
Some believe that Campbell is defending the referee’s decision not to call a penalty because the rule is non-conclusive, nonetheless punishment is coming for Cooke.
However, any talk of Cooke getting an 8-10 game supension is not on the horizon.