After 15 years in the NHL, there's a part of Matt Cooke's game that he'd like to lose: his reputation for the rough stuff.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar was helped off the ice after being leveled by a knee-to-knee hit by Capitals star Alex Ovechkin during the first period of their Eastern Conference semifinals game Friday night.
Last postseason, Chris Pronger was a hockey hero. But the big defenseman seems to have regressed, and his actions have jeopardized his team's chances of earning its first Stanley Cup.
Ducks coach Mike Babcock would like his players to get their hands dirty in Game 2 against the Devils.
Bryan Marchment's knee-to-knee hit on Edmonton's Doug Weight on Thursday, resurrected the debate: Is Marchment an agressive player or is he dirty?