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Aaron Rome gets off the hook (kind of)

Nov 12, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

Unlike during the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, Aaron Rome‘s dumb-hit related shame will be limited to one game. The Vancouver Canucks surrendered three Anaheim Ducks power-play goals after Rome received a major for his check on Devante Smith-Pelly, which apparently was punishment enough in the eyes of Brendan Shanahan & Co.

The Vancouver Province reports that Rome won’t be fined or suspended for that check, although Shanahan isn’t very happy with “certain elements” of that action. Take a look at the video and decide for yourself if that game misconduct and major penalty (not to mention drawing the ire of his team and fans) provided enough of a consequence for Rome.

One thing’s for sure: it won’t make Smith-Pelly’s nose any less broken …

  1. taytay099 - Nov 12, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    I think this hit is pretty much the same as the Horton hit. The puck was long gone and he had time to stop himself from hitting or soften the hit, but he didn’t. Charging or interference, but not elbowing. Really strange that he was suspended in the final for basically the same hit but nothing happens to him here. Probably wouldn’t have been a major if Smith-Pelly wasn’t hurt, but still a pointless hit that isn’t helping Rome’s cause.

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