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Canucks' Rome suspended four games

Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:51 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2011 2:20 pm
 
BOSTON --- Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aarom Rome was suspended four games as result of the blindside hit delivered to Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton in Game 3, the league announced on Tuesday.

That effectively puts Rome out for the rest of the playoffs. He received a five-minute interference major and was ejected for the collision, which occurred five minutes into Monday’s game. The Bruins announced earlier Tuesday that Horton suffered a severe concussion and will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup Final, which resumes at TD Garden on Wednesday.

"Two factors were considered in reaching this decision," said Mike Murphy, the NHL’s senior VP of Hockey Operations, in a statement. "The hit by Rome was clearly beyond what is acceptable in terms of how late it was delivered after Horton had released the puck and it caused a significant injury."

If a team clinches before the seventh game, the remainder of the suspension will be added to next season.

"I want to express my concern for Nathan's well being and wish him a quick and full recovery," Rome said in a statement released by the team. "I try to play this game honestly and with integrity. As someone who has experienced this type of injury I am well aware of its serious nature and have no desire for another player to experience it. I will not take away my teammates' focus on the task at hand and intend to speak at an appropriate time in future."

-- A.J. Perez
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:45 am
 

Canucks' Rome suspended four games

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Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2011 6:13 am
 

Canucks' Rome suspended four games

This must be said everyday:
Thank you Mr. Rome and Mr. Burrows for giving the motivational edge to my Bruins.



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Canucks' Rome suspended four games

Redwings69 wins by a mile.  Sayheywertz you are like a child that keeps on finding another excuse to make.



Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:18 pm
 

Canucks' Rome suspended four games

Well now you're just going all over the map. Remember that I have never defended Rome. My one and only point was that Horton bears some responsibility here. You say "You don't think I know that every hockey player..". Well, no, I didn't know that about you because you never said it and everything you have written to this point would indicate otherwise.

Rome has indeed cost himself (and perhaps the team) a lot. Like Horton, he too should have been smarter. The two of them were stupid.  



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Canucks' Rome suspended four games

And please, "SNEAKING UP ON SOMEBODY"???? Now that is the silliest comment yet! Horton never took his eyes off of his pass to look up and ahead where he just saw 2 defenders as he approached the zone. The most surprised guy on the ice that Horton did not look up was likely Rome!

I wish no ill on Horton - I just wish people would realize that he played a role in his injury. He did what he was taught and trained not to do. If it were my son I would be having the same conversation with him (after he recovered, of course). If you can't see and acknowledge that, then you just don't get it.

You know what I meant by my "sneaking up" comment but just in case you don't I'll clarify.... Rome knew the puck was gone... Rome saw his mark and intentionally hit a player that he knew at that time didn't have the puck...  he also knew when he was about to hit him that he wasn't looking.... and of course Rome knew well before this game the rules in the NHL have changed...

You don't think I know that any and every hockey player should keep their head up to protect themselves against idiots like Rome?? Of course I do... and if it was my son of course I would discuss that with him... but this isn't the forum for that discussion... not at all.  The bottom line is Rome broke the rules and hurt another player because of it... What Rome did is no longer considered a "hockey play"... like it or not that's how it is.... things have changed...  my point is I won't blame Horton at all because if Rome plays within the rules this doesn't happen....

You wanna know what's funny though?  Not only did Rome screw himself out of a chance to play for a cup and potentially fulfill a childhood dream skating around the rink with the Stanley Cup raised above his head but his stupidity just might have motivated the Bruins in a way I didn't think was possible... it happened against the Hawks when idiot Torres did something stupid.. it pumped the Hawks up and it took overtime in game 7 and a ton of drama to beat the Hawks... now they did it again.  Except this time it wasn't Torres it was Rome... and this time it's not the Hawks it's the Bruins... but it's a similar situation and I think this time it might bite them in the ass. 



Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:25 pm
 

Canucks' Rome suspended four games

OK, my bad re your affiliations...

You can pound your chest all day about how much you know about hockey... but your comments betray you. 

Let me be very clear. It was a hit deserving of a penalty, it deserves a suspension, and I hope Horton is OK.

OF COURSE you're not going to hear Horton or his teammates speak the truth about his recklessness and how he should have known better. Duh!

I do not advocate a "keep your head up or die" mentality - never have. I just maintain that you have to be smart out there, and Horton was not. All coaches (and parents) try and get this into young players' heads. Since you claim to be such an expert, you should know that. 

And please, "SNEAKING UP ON SOMEBODY"???? Now that is the silliest comment yet! Horton never took his eyes off of his pass to look up and ahead where he just saw 2 defenders as he approached the zone. The most surprised guy on the ice that Horton did not look up was likely Rome!

I wish no ill on Horton - I just wish people would realize that he played a role in his injury. He did what he was taught and trained not to do. If it were my son I would be having the same conversation with him (after he recovered, of course). If you can't see and acknowledge that, then you just don't get it.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Canucks' Rome suspended four games

Your comments tell all of us that your understanding of hockey is clearly limited. Further, I did not ever suggest that Horton deserved this. I did say that he bears some of the responsibility - he was reckless to admire his pass in that situation. HE knows it, and his teammates as well. The fact that you don't understand that, or are too much of a homer to admit it, says a lot about you.

1)  I have forgotten more about hockey then you'll ever know....

2)  Maybe YOU know it but I've yet to hear Horton say he was taking part of the blame.. same goes for his teammates.

3)  How on earth can I be a homer?  Just in case you're too slow to recognize it by my name, I'm a Wings fan and have been for a lifetime.

But most importantly I'm an even bigger hockey fan... I believe the "keep your head up or die" mentality if ridiculous to say the least.  I'm all for toughness in the NHL... great hits when the guy has the puck and knows the hit is coming... I'm all for fighting in the NHL and always believed the instigator penalty is a joke... yesterday was a perfect example of why it's a joke... in the old days somebody could go over to Rome, force him into a fight and pound the crap out of him with coincidental majors following the fight... today most of the time it's a pp for the other team and a game misconduct for the player getting revenge.... ridiculous.

Like I said.. I love toughness... but the sneaking up on somebody and laying him out and potentially ending his career just because his head is down is flat our retarded for lack of a better word 



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Canucks' Rome suspended four games

I just read a few pages of comments, I see the hit on max by chara has been mentioned......no question this (horton) was a dangerous hit, sure he should have kept his head up, but bottomline, it was late, called for interference and the game.......same shiite that happened with Max, as a habs fan we sure missed him going to the net and his big body, maybe if was around for the playoffs, things would have ended differently for the habs/bruins series, it is what it is, I think if that was aaron rome hitting max, he would have been gone for a while.....absolutely there are double standards in the nhl, no question, and therein lies the problem, regardless of who you are, if there is a penalty and an injury that results from that penalty, there should be accountability. I hate the bruins, not a huge fan of the nucks either, but I hope they win. In a 'feet are getting warm going to hell' kinda way, too bad it wasn't chara or lucy on the end of that hit.



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Canucks' Rome suspended four games

Hahaha Bitch town is all upset that there punk got knocked the f#ck out


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