Matt Cooke has in person hearing with Colin Campbell which is a guaranteed suspension. Mario Lemieux asked the league to deliver tougher punishment for headshots and he got his wish as Matt Cooke is getting suspended for his headshot and dirty elbow on New York Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh. It is poetic justice that Mario Lemieux cries to the league because his star player is injured from a concussion yet he has one of the cheapest dirties players in the game on his team in Matt Cooke, the same player who received a 4 game suspension earlier this year for another dirty dangerous play: a hit from behind.
Matt Cooke is famously known for being a dirty player and has a reputation of being someone who goes for headshots. Just ask Marc Savard, the league did nothing about that cheap hit that has nearly ruined his career. It is a crime that these players risk having to retire due to serious injury while Matt Cooke gets a free ticket.
All of this drama comes after a general manager summit to discuss headshots which was just after the Chara hit on Pacioretty.