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by Paul on 06/07/11 at 10:28 PM ET
from Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail,
The Vancouver Canucks were furious with the four-game suspension handed down by the NHL to defenceman Aaron Rome Tuesday.
One day after head coach Alain Vigneault and captain Henrik Sedin admitted Rome’s hit on Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton was late, the Canucks were singing a different tune, more defiant in their characterization of the hit, and outraged at the league.
And there’s good reason for that. Several of them, in fact.
For starters was Mike Murphy’s admission that he consulted with Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, a former NHL disciplinarian, before arriving at his decision. The mere mention of Burke’s name elicits anger from the Canucks, because his relationship with team owner Francesco Aquilini is toxic.
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