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Video: Yet another dumb hit by Aaron Rome might get him suspended

Nov 12, 2011, 10:53 AM EDT

Aaron Rome certainly has a way of infuriating Canucks fans. During the Stanley Cup finals his hit on Nathan Horton helped change the feel of the series for the worse for Vancouver and last night he did more of the same against the Ducks.

Rome was whistled for an elbowing major penalty and kicked out of the game for his hit on Ducks rookie Devante Smith-Pelly.

To make things extra painful, the Ducks would score three times on the major en route to a 4-3 win over the Canucks. As for the hit, well, you make the call: Will Rome get suspended for this reckless abandoned run at Smith-Pelly?

The hit certainly comes late and if nothing else it should’ve been called charging rather than elbowing. The follow through on the hit certainly makes it look like elbowing. It’s a high hit but not necessarily a head shot. You could say the Canucks were punished enough giving up three goals on the major and losing the game. Will Brendan Shanahan seek more though? Rome being a repeat offender won’t help his case that’s for sure.

Does Rome sit for more or not? We’re thinking he gets away without a suspension.

  1. danphipps01 - Nov 12, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    I’m going with a suspension on this one. Whether or not he actually hit Pelly’s head, he threw his arms high and centred – it’s debateable whether or not he HIT, but not that he was TRYING. I doubt he’ll escape without some off time. Five to ten, maybe? I don’t know, I’m still not entirely sure how Shanny judges the number of games.

  2. sknut - Nov 12, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    What a stupid and needless hit. Its almost a favor for the Canucks to have him suspended.

  3. balewsquare - Nov 12, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    I feel like VAN could be far and away the best team in the league if they would stop getting in their own damn way all the time. I’m I the only one who feels this way? Is it coaching or what?

  4. noulp - Nov 12, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Since when has the responsibility of the hitee been completely admonished? If you’re on the ice you need to be aware of your surroundings especially if you in a position to play the puck. If this rookie didn’t have his head in the clouds and braced himself he wouldn’t have been so mortally wounded. Did he even miss a shift after having to be carried off the ice?

  5. imleftcoast - Nov 12, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    No suspension and really not worthy of one. I question him getting more than 2 minutes. I don’t see any intent. Dude has just got bad timing.

  6. imleftcoast - Nov 12, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    If you a story, Luongo played his second game in two nights, and again was the goat. You should post a video of Cogliano’s goal. It was embarssing.

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