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No additional punishment for Aaron Rome

Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:09 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2011 4:11 pm
 


By: Adam Gretz

Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome was ejected during the second period of his team's 4-3 loss in Anaheim on Friday night. After a brief period of wondering whether or not he would face any additional punishment from the NHL for his hit on Ducks forward Devante Smith-Pelly, Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province reports on Saturday that Rome will not face any additional punishment from the NHL.

Jamieson writes that after reviewing the play Shanahan determined that the punishment handed out during the game was enough. That punishment, of course, was a five-minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct, all of which helped lead to a pair of Anaheim power play goals.

Even though the hit was certainly debatable from a discipline point of view, the fact Rome escaped any additional punishment is somewhat interesting given his banishment during the Stanley Cup Finals for a hit on Boston's Nathan Horton. Whether it's fair or not, Shanahan seems to have put a strong emphasis on a player's history when deciding whether or not to suspend players, as well as the length of the suspension when one is handed out.

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Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:38 pm
 

No additional punishment for Aaron Rome

Shanny didn't give him any additional for one reason,come Wed vs the Blackhawks Car Bomb will take care of Mr Rome for his girl like cheap shots on Carcillo when he had him down and his arms covered in Chicago.Don't worry punishment is coming and coming hard Wednesday and #13 is bringing his tomahawk!!!!!


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