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Insider Only League schedules in person hearing for Matt Cooke this afternoon

The National Hockey League is fully expected to come down hard on Penguins winger Matt Cooke today.
As expected, Cooke has a hearing scheduled in person with the league, which in all likelyhood means a suspension of 6+ games. The hearing is scheduled for this afternoon
How hard the league comes down on Cooke will be interesting to watch as there’s a lot of pressure…

for the league to finally make an example of Cooke, with support around the league for a 10+ games suspension. Some are advocating that for the league to send a real message, they need to suspend Cooke for the rest of the season.
That is not expected to happen, but an 8-10 game suspension is considered a strong possibility.
The team is also usually represented for in-person hearings. Cookes agent Pat Morris is expected to be apart of the hearing.

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