A New Standard

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Rugor Dave Robinson

    Based on Torres’ suspension at the end of the regular season, and the hits mentioned earlier I think it’s highly unlikely that the next hit that’s 0.4 seconds late will merit a suspension.

  • Joanne

    Chara hits Pacioretty and gets no suspension for a late and much worse hit (March 8th) but Rome gets suspended for 4 games? WTF

  • peanutflower

    But Daniel dove after Eager’s hit, don’t you know?  And probs Aaron faked that concussion.

  • http://twitter.com/NHLart NHL Art

    First off, let me say I feel bad for Horton. I also feel bad for Rome. There is talk that a new standard is being set. If this is the new standard, fair enough. My question is: why is this standard being set during the Stanley Cup Finals?

  • Joanne

    the chara hit on pacioretty. No suspension or fine but pacioretty ended up with a severe concussion and a fractured vertebrae. How is this hit ok but the one on Horton was not? If pacioretty was told he has to be aware of his surroundings then why wasn’t Horton held up to the same responsibilities? If your going to suspend for late hits and base length of suspension on severity of the injury then chara should have been tossed for at least 10 games if you base it on what Rome was given for his hit

  • E Williamson

    Apparently you can’t get an unnecessarily long suspension unless you play in Vancouver. Remember when we thought that the Torres suspension was going to be the setting of a new precedent? Not only is the NHL making it up as it goes along but the Canucks are consistently on the wrong end of some curious decisions

  • Buff33

    The Chara hit, you play the game for 25 years on virtually the same shape of surface, some rinks may be bigger or smaller, the bottom line is you know where you are on the ice, Chara knew the stantion was there, he should have got what Bertuzzi got MINIMUM.  The Rome hit was late but if his name started with an O, a C he would have been rewarded for playing hard!  Rome is a Canadian based roll player surprised he didnt get more.  Gotta score so the repercusions are smaller> 

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