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One-Punch Evander Kane Gives Matt Cooke Some Karma

Finally, somebody gave Matt Cooke what he had coming. In case you haven’t heard of Cooke, he’s one of, if not the most, notoriously dirty players in the NHL. To make matters worse, he’s got the reputation of a guy who will do everything he can to avoid dropping the gloves and squaring off face-to-face with someone. His most recent cheap shot victim, Bruins’ forward Marc Savard, is still experiencing headaches from the concussion Cooke gave him last month on a dirty hit. On Saturday night, karma caught up to Cooke in the form of Thrashers center Evander Kane. Here’s a video of the Evander Kane/Matt Cooke fight:

The irony of this whole situation is that we just learned the exact reason why Cooke doesn’t fight. I’ve seen plenty of hockey fights that end with a clear-cut winner, but I can’t remember the last time I saw someone get knocked out cold from one punch. The best part is Kane’s only 18-years-old and Cooke clearly went after him, instigating the fight, only to get laid out. Seems like every time the stretcher comes out on the ice in a Penguins game Cooke’s on the embarrassing end of things. You never want to see it, but at least for a change he was the player lying on his back when it happened. I don’t know how many fans Kane had before but he definitely has a ton more now.


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  • http://www.google.com Mat

    trash talking punk got what he deserved. I would not be sad if he or Avery got knocked right out of hockey for good.

  • SpinMax

    We had a pretty awesome 1 punch knockout back in january. managed to find it on utube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1LP2988n8c

  • http://LarryBrownSports Steve DelVecchio

    I agree, Mat. Guys like them have no stones. Thanks for that link. Another good knock, although maybe not quite as satisfying as seeing Cooke lying on his back.

  • Joe C

    Looks like a bum.

  • Tom

    Cooke is a douche bag who got what he deserved. Great video. Made my day to see him flat on the ice. Keep it coming!