Rome Is Done For The Season

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Aaron Rome’s season is over but unlike Nathan Horton he won’t be spending the summer recovering from a concussion. The National Hockey League suspended Rome for four games after he illegally clobbered Horton at the blue line with a late hit in last night’s 8-1 Boston win over Vancouver.

From the CBC:

“Two factors were considered in reaching this decision,” NHL senior vice-president of hockey operations Mike Murphy said 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.”

I am okay with this. It was an ugly hit.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

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