BOSTON (CBS) – After word of Aaron Rome’s four-game suspension for his hit on Bruinsforward Nathan Horton came down Tuesday, the Canucks vocally rushed to their teammates defense. “We disagree with the decision, and it was a clean hit,” Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin said. “Talking to Aaron was extremely emotional. When you get to this point in the playoffs, you want to be a part of it on the ice, and Romer didn’t deserve what he got.” “It seems like four games is pretty excessive in the Stanley Cup finals,” Canucks Keith Ballard said. “We’re losing a guy who has played in a lot of situations for us, so it’s tough.” “I feel for Aaron right now,” said Sedin. “ “I do know at the end of the day, we hope that the young man regains his health,” Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said of Horton, but promptly disagreed with the ruling. “I do think at the end of the day also it was a north/south play, Chara to Horton, he made a pass to Lucic. He was looking at his pass. Aaron was a tad late. Aaron isn’t a dirty player, never has been, never will be. It was a hit that unfortunately turned bad.” “In my opinion, it’s not the right call,” said Vigneault. “I don’t know how the league could come up with that decision really.”“I think as a group we don’t agree with the suspension,” Manny Malahotra said. “I’ll leave it at that.”
How about the fucking nerve of these Canucks huh? Aaron Rome didn’t deserve what he got? We’re losing a guy who has played in a lot of situations for us so it’s tough. I feel for Aaron right now? Umm newsflash. Horton is like dead. So sorry if I don’t give a fuck that Aaron Rome’s feelings are hurt and he has to miss the rest of the playoffs. You want to be on the ice? Don’t fucking hammer a defenseless player 2.5 strides after he has passed the puck. Simple. Seriously how classless are these fuckers? Every single comment should have been the “league made their ruling” and we just hope Horton is okay. Not whining like a bitch that it was Horton’s fault for not seeing the cheap shot coming. Give me a break. Take your punishment like a fucking man. Because if the reverse happened and this game was in Canada Horton would be in jail right now no questions asked. I fucking hate Canada.