June 7, 2011 / 08:53
If Don Cherry wasn't a Boston homer he would have said Horton was watching his pretty pass. Nothing new there with that hit. As for the 'finger'...both teams have been childish and stupid there. Rubbing a glove in people's face's is "classy'??? Sticking fingers out as an taunting invite...takes alot away from finals. Vancouver will come back and win it as Boston is not that good. they had a great game---period.
June 7, 2011 / 09:10
...and another idiot Vancouver apologist is heard from in the comments. That city has the team it deserves - filthy, whiny, disgusting. Horton had time to take TWO accelerating steps before that assbag hit him, shoulder-to-head. But everyone wants to blame the victim for thinking that maybe SOMEBODY on Vancouver actually gives a crap about the rules of the NHL. Not a chance.
I hope Boston takes it in 6 - on home ice.
June 7, 2011 / 09:14
The Conservatives stuck to one old habit of previous parliaments — that of using their own caucus MPs to ask softball questions of government ministers to elicit a back-patting response
June 7, 2011 / 09:21
If this was one of those immature ginger Sedin's that got hit you just know that Vancouver, and unfortunately the rest of hockey watching Canada would be all up in arms claiming that a crime was committed. But a Bruin gets hit by a player on a Canadian team, and there are morons trying to justify the hit. Pathetic that this country is sooooooooo desperate and sooooooo insecure about it's hockey identity, they'll take a cup any way they can get it.
June 7, 2011 / 09:38
Freddie, I cannot fathom the fact that you would cheer for any of these teams. Unfortunatley one of these teams must win the cup, but neither have the class of the Montreal Canadiens.....maybe we will get lucky and another flu outbreak will cancel the final.
June 7, 2011 / 09:39
Fred - You disappoint me. You call Chara's hit on Pacioretty nothing more than an unfortunate accident (which was a late hit into the stanchion) yet you think Rome's hit on Horton was the dirtiest ever?! Rome's hit doesn't even come close to something like Stevens on Lindros which every one in the known universe praised as a GREAT hit! And do you even remember Hunter on Turgeon or Janssen on Kaberle, etc. Dirtiest hit... I had to chuckle at that one.
Rome's hit was late, yes, but it wasn't a blind side hit, Rome's hands were down, the hit came from the shoulder and unfortunately Horton's head hit the ice on the way down.
The correct call was made on the ice (interference) and Rome has already served his game suspension (which, minus 5 minutes, was all of last nights game)
So stop this nonsense, Fred. You're embarrassing yourself.
One more thing. I'm not going to blame Horton for this one either. Anyone saying that he was admiring his pass is an asshat. After the pass Horton had to make sure he was onside PLUS he was bee-lining it to the net and if you are going to accept a pass back you're not looking in front of you (you know where the net is) you are looking at the guy who is going to pass it back to you. Blaming Horton is ludicrous!
June 7, 2011 / 10:36
A good clean hit to watch is a thing of beauty,that was neither a thing of beauty or a clean hit.Rome left his feet,ran him a good two steamboats after he passed the puck.A friend in Van says hes a decent guy but I could give a fuck if he was mother teresa that was a dirty head shot.Chara on paciorety(sp)was neither dirty nor was there intent to injure.Wasnt that poor habitant supposedto be confined to a wheelchair shitting his diaper for life after that hit.Must have visited Lourdes as he missed all of two games.Lindros by stevens.Clean, just two big men colliding.Scott Stevens laid some nasty hits down dont recall any of them intentional headshots or dirty.Tim Thomas even showed he can hit too,Daniel "heidi" Sedin pussy indeed Fred!! Go Bears...
June 7, 2011 / 11:15
Hey Fred, how about a story on that gender neutral child in the GTA. I was wondering, what do you buy a child like that?.....Crocs...
June 7, 2011 / 11:34
Nathan Horton should have listened to his PeeWee coach and kept his head up instead of watching an outlet pass like it was the golden goal. Fred, you sound like a European Pussie..
I agree---dirty hit. Keep your head up. This isn't no contact hockey. No one wants to see injury. I'd rather see good fast hockey. No cheap shots and certainly no more WWF finger pointing. Both teams are capable of good play otherwise they wouldn't be there. Last night's game was a hockey joke.
June 7, 2011 / 11:38
Al: Steven's on Lindross. Clean hit...hahaha...don't think so, although it would have to come from Steven's own mouth. Picturewise it looked like intent. Exactly what they are trying to avoid thses days. Hard shoulder to head.
June 7, 2011 / 13:45
It's okay Freddie. Vancouver knows that Canada and the NHL is against them. No need to bring up Chara's hit in Montreal.
June 7, 2011 / 13:47
@Al: Pacioretty only missed 2 games? Really? I call bullshit on that.
June 7, 2011 / 13:58
I do not really watch a lot of hockey and could care less who wins, but I have to wonder what is going on in this series...Biting, ridiculous taunting, late hits, goalies trying to drive a blocker through a guys chest...Jeez
June 7, 2011 / 14:03
Gosh, we're real hurt over here in vancouver that you aren't cheering for us. Really, we give a rats patootie, honest. Enjoy your team's golf season.
As far as the hit and the suspension, the only vancouver fans who don't think there should be a suspension are the ones that jumped on the wagon after game 5 against SJ. Everyone else is fine with the suspension, and yeah, it was a stupid hit by a stupid player. Intent to injure? no. At least, not as much intent to injure as say a punch to the back of the head or a two hander to the back of the ankle. But those probably don't matter cuz no one got carted off the ice, right?
Any real hockey fan in vancouver hopes Horton is ok and has a speedy recovery, and thinks, yeah that was a late hit and he left his feet and deserves a suspension. But no real hockey fan can make comments like you just did and have the slightest bit of validity.
June 7, 2011 / 14:23
@ Jason from Sudbury,Im sorry whatever the opposite of hyperbole is thats what two game refernce was .He was out for several games but was cleared to skate a week after the hit and played in the first round.The point was sometimes teams will try to capitalize on a players injury which is just plain wrong.
June 7, 2011 / 17:41
I'm a Canucks fan, I didn't like the hit, I thought it was a useless play and didn't serve the game at all! BUT to switch teams because of it, seems to me like you've just been waiting for an excuse to cheer on the East Coast team. The Torontonian's ignorance to assume all Vancouverites hate everything Toronto is amusing. You'll find most of them haven't even visited Toronto and all they know about
June 7, 2011 / 19:40
the city are the Maple Leafs and the new Mayor. Neither of which I can honestly say have impressed me yet. It's the Canadian way really to be uncomfortable with their own success. Go Canucks Go!
Well done!! And better late than never!! The Canucks are the most despicable team in the NHL since those bastard Flyers teams of the 70s. Have been for a few years now - Burrows, Lapierre, Bieksa, Torres, Kesler, the list of scum goes on and on.
June 7, 2011 / 20:00
Never understood why people pulled for canadian teams that have more foreign content than american teams.... Well said Fred, well said..GO BRUINS!
June 7, 2011 / 22:20
Fred, you're way off on this one. It's clear by what you wrote that you can't stand the Canucks. This was even before the hit.
I fully agree with @Erik, Chara's hit was way dirtier and also with intent to injure. The bottom line is the Canucks are the better team and will take it in 5 and you can take that to the bank.
June 8, 2011 / 00:22
Go Canucks Go. Green men forever.
June 8, 2011 / 06:37
All this time I thought you were a Leafs Fan. Now I find out you are nothing but a bandwagon jumper. You are either a Bruins fan or you are not!!!!!!!
June 8, 2011 / 08:58
most defensemen retreat when the other team approaches. Rome didn't thus he was head hunting
June 8, 2011 / 14:31
Bruins need to win tonite or they will be DLD. 2-2 makes i9t a series. 3-1 they suck the bone.
June 9, 2011 / 07:33
4-0 looking like Boston has a good team---Kaberle et al
June 9, 2011 / 08:33
Luongo's confidence is FUCK, and so are the CANUCKS!
August 8, 2011 / 20:07
It's very scary what's happening with the London riots but the unappealing truth is we could well look back on these times with some nostalgia as things worsen. Right now it seems to be just youngsters out there 'protesting' but as the police and political responses become increasingly overbearing and hysterical - special powers aren't needed, just maintain the already present laws - you'll soon have Mr & Mrs Middle Class out there in the streets looting and burning. Who will the authorities have to blame? No-one but themselves.
August 17, 2011 / 20:03
And now with the introduction of Clive Goodman's revealing letter the phone hacking enquiry begins to take on all the hallmarks of a major scandal, one maybe big enough to bring down not just News International (as it undoubtedly should) but the Coalition government also (as cross-fingers it might). It appears when Cameron said "We're all in this together", he really really meant it, didn't he? They're ALL of them crooked! LOL!