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Horton Done For The Playoffs

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that forward Nathan Horton will miss the remainder of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs due to a severe concussion. The injury occurred during the first period of Game 3 of the Bruins/Canucks Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 6 after a hit by Canuck defenseman Aaron Rome. After the play, Rome was assessed a five minute major for interference and a game misconduct.

The 26-year-old Horton is tied for second on the Bruins in playoff scoring with 17 points on eight goals and nine assists. He tallied three game-winning goals this postseason, including the winners in both Game 7’s the Bruins have played this year, against Montreal on April 27 and against Tampa Bay on May 27. Horton finished his first year as a Bruin with 26-27=53 totals during the regular season.

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The NHL given another black eye. First Mike Murphy ignores Burrows biting Bergeron and doesn’t suspend him because, well he’s one of their teams top players and now Boston loses one of their top players to a cheapshot hit to the head by a marginal defenseman they can afford to lose if suspended.
No wonder borderline fans of hockey watching the SC Final are put off by the way it’s run.
B’s had the perfect opportunity last night up a ton of goals to get even by smearing one of the Sedin twins but they passed which will probably cost them winning the SC now.
Can’t allow opponents to injure your best players without a retaliation.
THe NHL used to have enforcers that would protect their players like Semenko and McSorley before the Instigator rule ruined the game. Now it’s a pest catered league where injuring the other teams best is well worth the cost in fines and suspension since it increases greatly thier teams chance of winning.
Red Wings play a turn the other cheek style last few seasons and have been injury riddled in the playoffs because of it. Players need to police the ice otherwise it’s going to continue to be open season on teams top players.
Injure the other teams top player if yours is injured and teams players will start to get the message and will cease with their felonious ways..

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 06/07/11 at 11:54 AM ET


Disgusting.  I really hate the goonery but Boston should have two handed slashed Kesler/Sedins ankle or hit from behind into the boards or just pull a Rome and hit them when they are not looking.

How is the league going to repremand Van?  Oh wow Rome is done the rest of the playoffs, wow that’s fair.

Posted by tbassett on 06/07/11 at 12:18 PM ET


it was a chicken shit hit for sure.  Rome should be gone for the rest of the playoffs.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/07/11 at 01:12 PM ET


Between the biting and the headhunting, I guess Vancouver has a strategy, if you don’t think you can beat them, injure them.  Too bad the Stanley Cup has to be tarnished this way.  I still can’t believe there was no suspension for the biting incident.
I guess biting is now considered part of the game.

Posted by RogerNYLA on 06/07/11 at 02:08 PM ET


well, I agree that a little frontier justice was called for, First off even BEFORE the cheap hit on Horton,  The Bruins should have busted a few of Burroughs chicklets for him, and see how funny he thought biting someone was after he can’t chew solid food for a few weeks.  Personally I thought Burroughs should have been suspended NOT for biting Bergeron, but for having the NERVE to sit there and LIE about it afterward.  Hey pal, you did what you did EVERYONE saw it, just be a MAN and OWN it at least.
But payback should have happened with the score so out of hand, and I was expecting it. HOWEVER,  You have to be careful who you send out to do the deed, and the officials took Boston’s best chance for a little payback away when the ejected Thornton, ( don’t think they weren’t LOOKING for an excuse)  AND the COWARDLY canucks were to afraid to even leave their own zone with the puck in the last 30 seconds. They wanted NO part of the Bruins.

Posted by Rick from Boston on 06/07/11 at 09:03 PM ET

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