LinkThe Vancouver Canucks will be without Aaron Rome for the rest of the Stanley Cup Final.
The National Hockey League on Tuesday suspended the defenseman four games for delivering a late hit to Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Rome was assessed a five-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct at 5:07 of the first period. Horton, who was stretchered off the ice after the hit at the Vancouver blue line, suffered a severe concussion on the hit. Earlier Tuesday, the Bruins announced that Horton will miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup Final.
"Two factors were considered in reaching this decision," said NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy. "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."
Rome will miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup Final series. If the Final ends before Game 7, the suspension will carry over to the start of the 2011-12 regular season.
this!I believe someone timed the hit and it was .8 seconds after Horton gave up the puck. The Chara hit on Max was >1 second after Max didn't have the puck. Max didn't have his head down or do anything wrong (like watch his pass) and gets a broken back and massive concussion and the play is deemed "hockey play." Rome NAILS Horton on an open ice hit with no direct head shot while Horton was watching his pass... WTF NHL? Stop treating the Bruins like they are your children...wait...
Lets say your boss' kid works for you, and his department is acting like a twat. Are you REALLY going to punish that department with him in there? Maybe a little here and there but you are obviously going to have a biased to make your boss happy. That is how the world works and the fact that Colin had that position since his kid entered the league at all is a joke.campbell has had no say in any bruins game ever since gregory was in their system.