Tagged: Aaron Rome

A New Standard 7

A New Standard

Only a couple of weeks ago, Jamie McGinn’s hit on Aaron Rome wasn’t a suspendable offence. Neither was Ben Eager’s charge from behind on Daniel Sedin. You tell me if those hits aren’t as egregious – or even worse – than Rome’s hit on Horton. Listen, I get it. Rome’s hit on Horton was a late hit. Horton, unfortunately, was injured, though we heard this morning that he was thankfully discharged from hospital. But it was far from a dirty hit, and certainly, it was far from the worst hit ever in history of the Stanley Cup Finals. I expected...

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Rome’s Hit, Horton’s Out 3

Rome’s Hit, Horton’s Out

I’ve come to accept that anything I say about Aaron Rome’s hit on Nathan Horton will come across as blatant homerism so I’ll keep this post short. Reading some of the comments on Twitter last night you’d have thought that Rome took a 200-foot run at Horton, but according to TSN, it took 28 frames from the time Horton delivered his pass to the time Rome hit him. Again from TSN, 30 frames is equivalent to one second of real-time and the NHL generally allows 15 frames (or half a second) before it’s considered late. Yes, Rome’s hit was late,...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm:  A Finger-Licking Butt-Kicking 0

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: A Finger-Licking Butt-Kicking

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] Wow.  That was ugly.  So now we have a series after the Bruins thumped the Canucks 8-1 in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  And as you would expect from a 7-goal defeat, there are more than a few Things That Make You Go Hmmm… Does the Bruins pre-game meal consist of Kentucky Fried Chicken? Boston players seemed intent on having their fingers...

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Stanley Cup Finals Game 3: Canucks 1 Bruins 8 0

Stanley Cup Finals Game 3: Canucks 1 Bruins 8

After winning 4 playoff games in a row and 7 of their last 8, I suppose last night’s game 3 meltdown was inevitable. You never want to lose 8-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals, but if there’s any positive from doing so, it still only counts as 1 loss. That said, no one is sugarcoating this. The team sagged. The defense was all over the place. The powerplay sucked. Even the Sedins got benched for a powerplay shift. About the only thing the Canucks dominated on is the shot clock, and Tim Thomas had a response for all but 1...

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He Said, She Said: The Rome, The Bad, The Ugly 0

He Said, She Said: The Rome, The Bad, The Ugly

From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:25 Hi Chris, The game started off furiously, which lead to Horton getting knocked out. Clean hit or dirty play? Caylie From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:28 Hey Caylie, I might be in the minority, but I see that as a dirty hit as Rule 48 reads. I do think Horton was admiring his pass, but Rome stands up and point of contact is the player’s head. And no way I wanted to see a player wheeled off the ice. C. From: Caylie...

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He Said, She Said: More Manny, More Bally, Less Rome 0

He Said, She Said: More Manny, More Bally, Less Rome

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2011 17:07 Hey Caylie, So here we have Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Apparently a must win. I’m not exactly sure why winning the first game at home in the final makes Game 2 a must win, but apparently that’s what people allegedly wiser than I seem to think. C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:21 Hi Chris, I’m not sure if it is...

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He Said, She Said: Slow Starts and Bad Decisions 0

He Said, She Said: Slow Starts and Bad Decisions

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 18:23 Hey Caylie, So… how about that first goal? C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 18:26 Hi Chris, That was bad defensive coverage from Ehrhoff on that goal there. But that was an undisciplined penalty from Lapierre there. It’s one thing to be aggressive and another thing to not control a hit. Here we go again, a 4 minute penalty kill coming up. Canucks are...

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