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Video- Aaron Rome Hit On Nathan Thornton

CBC coverage.

Rome did get five for interference and a game, Horton appeared to be talking and have movement in his arms as he was taken off on a stretcher.

added 8:55pm, VERSUS view of the hit below…

A version lasting over 3 minutes from HockeyFights.com has replaced the original VERSUS video.  This one with multiple replays, etc…

added 11:54pm, via Nick Kypreos tweet,

Told that #Canucks Aaron Rome has scheduled discipline hearing with #NHL Tuesday 11 am regarding late hit on #Bruins Nathan Horton.

 

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Rome did leave his feet and all, but Horton was admiring his pass a little too much, in my opinion.  Not sure you can call this blind-side…

Posted by Adam on 06/06/11 at 09:46 PM ET

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Following through on a hit, anyway, after the puck was released is one thing, but Rome didn’t even start positioning himself for a hit until after the puck was gone. Way late. Way, way late.

Hope Horton’s okay, but he just missed a period last week on a concussion hit, which isn’t good.

If the score goes lopsided, Lucic is very likely to do something stupid, like cold-cock a Sedin in the jaw before a faceoff. And from his perspective, why not? Lucic has already done that three times this year and, incredibly, Murphy’s never suspended him for it. Tie Domi must be wishing he waited for Burke to resign before he suckered Ulf Samuelsson.

Really hope Shanahan can sort out the discipline mess next year.

Posted by steviesteve on 06/06/11 at 09:49 PM ET

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Late & Blindside

Posted by Evilpens on 06/06/11 at 09:50 PM ET

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Bob McKenzie on Twitter counted 28 digital frames between the pass leaving Horton’s stick and the contact by Rome.

30 frames = 1 second.

NHL considers hits later than 0.5 seconds to be late.

Admiring his pass or not, Rome head-hunted a guy he had no business hitting in the first place.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/06/11 at 09:57 PM ET

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Unbelievably late, and looked like shoulder to head to boot.  Rome has every chance to make a choice to not make that hit.

I won’t even speculate on where the Wheel of Justice lands.

Posted by Stevis on 06/06/11 at 09:57 PM ET

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Very late, watch the puck on the replay…long gone and in the possession of another Bruin.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 06/06/11 at 10:05 PM ET

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McKenzie’s right to count the frames. It doesn’t matter if this is blindside or lateral or what. The ice did the damage, not the shoulder pad or arm.

Horton’s into his third(!!!) stride here. He just has no reasonable expectation of someone trying to take him out of the play that long after he’s released the puck. You just can’t hit someone that long after they’ve passed it; they can’t defend themselves. That Rome didn’t even start to position himself for a hit until after the puck was gone says it all.

Posted by steviesteve on 06/06/11 at 10:09 PM ET

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The impact:  Vancouver loses a pawn, Boston loses a top 5 pick.  Both are likely done for the series. Boston has Seguin, Vancouver has Ballard.  Game, Set, Match.  Hockey is turning into a joke.  I rather see Vancouver win (great city, great fans, new winner), but now I want the B’s to come back.  That was ugly and shameful.  Vancouver have taken liberties all series and the B’s have yet to respond.  Time for Kelser to take a cross check and lose some teeth and see what happens.  Won’t result in a suspension, so go for gold…

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 06/06/11 at 10:11 PM ET

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I should clarify to say that while I think Rome was head-hunting, I don’t think he hit him in the head.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/06/11 at 10:12 PM ET

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Scott Stevens hit on Paul Kariya = No suspension

Scott Stevens hit on Eric Lindros = No suspension

Just stating similar hits.

Bruins should be embarrassed being pushed around like an old punching bag. BTW, you can give Bruins an 20 min power play and they still won’t score a goal.

Bob McKenzie on Twitter counted 28 digital frames between the pass leaving Horton’s stick and the contact by Rome.

30 frames = 1 second.

NHL considers hits later than 0.5 seconds to be late.

Admiring his pass or not, Rome head-hunted a guy he had no business hitting in the first place.

This league is a joke if they are basing illegal hits on frames from tv. what a waste of a tweet

Posted by FlyersFan on 06/06/11 at 10:12 PM ET

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“wasted tweet” is an oxymoron anyway.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/06/11 at 10:18 PM ET

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Posted by FlyersFan on 06/06/11 at 09:12 PM ET

You can compare those hits all you want, but they also happened with different rules in place.  A lot of Steven’s ‘clean’ hits would not be so under the current rules.  You also don’t have to count frames to see that is a late and illegal hit, but it helps.

Of course, the NHL will see no intent on this play just like the Burrows bite, or maybe they will finally set some kind of standard that they can go back on later.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 06/06/11 at 10:19 PM ET

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Of course, the NHL will see no intent on this play just like the Burrows bite, or maybe they will finally set some kind of standard that they can go back on later.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 06/06/11 at 09:19 PM ET

what is the standard? Last time i checked there is no standard.

Posted by FlyersFan on 06/06/11 at 10:25 PM ET

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pfib… quick on the analysis… AWESOME!

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 06/06/11 at 10:29 PM ET

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what is the standard? Last time i checked there is no standard.
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The long traditional standard (before the new NHL)....
You were eligible to be checked only until another player touched the puck (new puck carrier).

This would have been an illegal check going back thru the “50’s”

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 06/06/11 at 10:31 PM ET

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Just realized I said “oxymoron” when I meant “redundant”.

What exactly are you arguing anyway, Flyersfan?  Is this how you want hockey played?  If so, I disagree.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/06/11 at 10:36 PM ET

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Marchant with a beautiful goal, 3-0.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 06/06/11 at 10:39 PM ET

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used to like Rome here in C-bus.. that’s an emotional play and profressionals should be able to keep their emotions in check, especially when it’s about to send someone to the hospital.  And I’ll have to go and watch it again but first run through looked like a head hit to me, but again, that was the first run through. 

Bruins need to establish some territory and set some boundaries, absolutely.  Hopefully this wakes the Bruins up.  I was leaning toward Vancouver to win, but dirty hits and the taunting aren’t classy and make me not like them.  Chirping is one thing, but to come up and face-wash a guy poking fun about a situation they were lucky to get out of unscathed is just childish.  Definitely wouldn’t entice me to pick them as role-models if I were a younger player.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 06/06/11 at 10:41 PM ET

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no question it was a bad hit, but rome did get 5 and the game.

who knows if it goes any further.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 06/06/11 at 11:04 PM ET

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scott stevens is in the hall of fame for hits like those..

Posted by kenora_guy from kenora, ontario on 06/07/11 at 12:05 AM ET

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Rome will be meeting with the NHL at 11am tomorrow, per Nick Kypreos.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/07/11 at 12:57 AM ET

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No…. no he is goddamn not.  I’m sick of seeing this shit every single time somebody lays a big cheap shot.

Scott Stevens is not in the HHoF for hits like Aaron Rome should be suspended for.  Scott Stevens is in the hall of fame for 22 seasons, captaining his team to three Stanley Cups, winning a goddamn Conn Smythe, never finishing a single season as a minus defenseman, having his number retired by a grateful organization who loved how he not only captained the team, but also mentored the youth, being a 13-time All-Star, and putting up 900 points with half of his career being played on the team that defined the “dead puck” era.

The hit on Kariya was dirty but it’s not why he’s in the Hall of Fame.

The hit on Lindros was clean.  Lindros had the puck and had his head down.  I don’t know why people keep bringing that one up as a comparable to any dirty hits.  That hit is still legal in today’s NHL.  The Kozlov hit was clean too.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/07/11 at 01:16 AM ET

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Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/07/11 at 12:16 AM ET

Oh you and your pesky details. We need fuzzy and ill-informed memories, not facts.

Posted by Seaner from Home of the Lost Tiburones on 06/07/11 at 01:20 AM ET

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Not to mention, in that Stevens was known for violence, it was for elbows and headshots, not hitting way after the guy let go of the puck.

Posted by steviesteve on 06/07/11 at 01:51 AM ET

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It was definitely late, and a little high, but it was most definitely not blind-side… I can’t even figure out what the rule is any more.

If it’s just blind-side hits, then at worst this is the major penalty that was given, no suspension or fine.

If they actually mean to crack down on hits to the head, then it is a suspension.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/07/11 at 09:07 AM ET

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It was definitely late, and a little high, but it was most definitely not blind-side… I can’t even figure out what the rule is any more.

If it’s just blind-side hits, then at worst this is the major penalty that was given, no suspension or fine.

If they actually mean to crack down on hits to the head, then it is a suspension.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/07/11 at 08:07 AM ET

Just saw a better quality video and I take back what I said.

Worst case this is a minor for interference. Rome’s front foot appeared to stay down, and while he got Horton high, it was with the shoulder, no elbow at all.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/07/11 at 09:11 AM ET

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how many games would Matt Cooke Get on a hit like that??

Posted by Evilpens on 06/07/11 at 10:35 AM ET

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I don’t like the “admiring his pass” references myself.  To me it looks pretty clear he was waiting and watching to gain the zone without going offside.

Posted by Dahrken from Grand Rapids, MI on 06/07/11 at 10:45 AM ET

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That was one of the latest hits I’ve ever seen. I think after you’ve taken two or three strides you should be ok ‘admiring your pass’ without worrying about getting your block knocked off. With Horton out for the remainder, Rome will get at least 3 games.

Posted by awould on 06/07/11 at 12:38 PM ET

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