Justice Served. Matt Cooke. Source: Christian Peterson Getty Images

Daily Pucking Grind. March 22nd.

Today’s music selection is American Names by Sebastien Grainger. You heard it here first!

Finally the wheel of justice gets it right and the poster boy for NHL thuggery, Matt Cooke is suspended.  The suspension could be as many as 17 games, as the sentence is for the rest of the regular season and the entire first round of the playoffs, which could be four games or seven games.  Regardless, finally the punishment fits the crime(s).  Cooke will also forfeit $219,512.20 in salary.  which will actually cost the Penguins more since they will have to call up a player to take Cooke’s roster spot and pay him.  In an article included in the links for today, Cooke admits he meeds to change.  We shall see, but, if anyone from the Florida Panthers is reading this, PLEASE DO NOT BRING MATT COOKE HERE!

The Florida Panthers head out on the road for a five game trip starting tonight in New York, and some more changes to the roster.  Jack “Crash” Skille and Alexander Sulzer are expected to play tonight.  Leaving Michal Repik (?) as the odd man out?  Clay Wilson has been sent to Rochester as Joe Callahan remains. More after the jump.

Here are your Tuesday links:

Mike Berardino from the Sun-Sentinel talks about the future of coach Peter DeBoer.

The NHL guarantees that Matt Cooke will not win the Lady Byng Trophy. TSN.ca.

So I now Matt Cooke is ready to change?  Puck Daddy.

Is it time to cut Matt Cooke loose? Globe and Mail.

Puck Daddys Three Stars for Monday night.

Manny Malhotra is out for the rest of the season from a serious eye injury.  TSN.ca.

Elliotte Friedman and his 30 Thoughts.

The Calgary Flames playoff hopes are going up in smoke.  NHL.com.

Hockey hair on the OHL.  Buzzing The Net.

Former Panther goaltender Craig Anderson is now stuck locked up for four years in Ottawa.  NHL.com.

Why Michael Grabner should be Rookie of The Year.  The Hockey Writers.

The latetst from Pro Hockey Talk on the Phoenix Coyotes saga.

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Tags: Alexander Sulzer Cooke Suspended Ichael Grabner Jack Skille Manny Malhotra Matt Cooke Peter De Beor Pittsburgh Penguins Sebastien Grainger

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