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Reviewing McGinn's Hit on Rome

05/21/2011 at 5:08pm EDT

From TSN’s Kerry Fraser, a question and his response to the hit by Jamie McGinn on Aaron Rome last night.

Q. I am confused a little. What was different between Ben Eager’s hit on Daniel Sedin that resulted in a mere 2-minute minor penalty and Jamie McGinn’s hit on Aaron Rome that got McGinn thrown out of the game with a 5-minute major and game misconduct?

Fraser’s thoughtful answer deserves to be read in its entirety, but ultimately, his assessment is this:

Brad Watson made the correct assessment on this play. Conversely, if Rome had taken the hard hit, dusted himself off and NO evidence of injury resulted, many of those same critics would have vilified Watson for assessing a major penalty at that point. It was a two-minute penalty that had a bad ending.

Personally, I tend to agree with Fraser, though I’m well-aware many Canucks fans won’t. Given that the NHL head office is reviewing the play for possible suspension, we should find out how the Mothership feels about it shortly.

Update 2:22pm ET:No suspension.

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