Discussion in 'Sports and Athletics' started by zerogravityfat, Jun 24, 2010.
Daaaaaamn that was a dirty hit.
What happened? I can't see anything where I am.
Vancouver is a bunch of douchebags.
What did we do?
Late shoulder to head shot
who on who? injuries? (I'm trapped in class)
Rome on Horton
Horton looks like he's done for the series
I just saw the hit on youtube. Scary shit. As a hockey player I'm always nervous when I see that kind of thing, and I sincerely hope that Horton is OK.
That said, the Bruins can cry and whine about the hits or they can prove that they're the better team on the ice. I seem to recall Chara AND Horton being involved in controversial hits recently. The Bruins aren't going to lose this series because of an illegal hit or a bitten finger. They'll lose if they don't use their anger to solidify their game and stay focused.
that hit was rough, I don't like to see that type of thing, canucks or any other team. fak.
I just get annoyed at Bruins fans who act like the whole Vancouver squad is a bunch of dirty thugs. Like they drive players head-first into stanchions on a regular basis or something.
Oops, Horton wasn't the one involved in the hit I'm thinking of. Nevermind. Commence demonization of the Canucks.
I hope Rome sits for the rest of series, but Rome will probably get one game max suspension because CHRIS PRONGER MODE IS ON.
And that's how you answer a bad hit. You score.
OK stop scoring now please
hahahaha, this game is fucking shameful. HOLY FUCK!!!
Holy lol. I gotta be honest, I'm pretty glad that Burrows got chopped and then punched in the face. Maybe he'll quit biting people.
i think boston just collectively took a shit down luongo's throat. i don't know if he will recover. why wouldn't the coach just yank him? so patrick roy.
Yeah, look how it worked out for Chicago
I'm not gonna lie, I was screaming "pull luongo" at the TV after the 5th boston goal. (they probably should have after the 4th)
I just both teams can put "the bite" behind them, especially the Bruins. If we taunt them the next game it will just show poor class, hopefully we can have tough but clean games for the rest of the series.... that is unless Rome comes back to play.
if some bitchass nigga stuffed his fingers in my mouth I'd chomp the shit out of them.
Haha Tim Thomas is kind of awesome. I hope he keeps hitting the Sedins.
Yeah, when they scored the 4th I was like "pull that nigger"
that was fucking awesome. mad respect.
Well that fucking sucked.
I am seriously going to kill myself
afer one loss?
it's the canucks
I hate Boston but the finger taunting and Thomas' hit were both awesome.
well horton is done for the rest of the series. guess who's getting suspended for the rest of the series in half an hour?
Fuck. You've got me there.
4 game suspension for Rome, good for the league.
I liked it too, but alot of Boston fans are calling in on Sports Radio and saying they're unhappy about it, makes us look bad, unclassy, etc. Which I disagree with.
Of course, if they were to do that tomorrow I would completely agree with them. The message was sent, no need for that anymore.
just read that the next finger pointing gets a 2 min penalty and a 10 min misconduct. so that's that.
Boston had every right to let their emotions boil over and do some taunting of their own. The Canucks were badly bullying them through the first 2 games. However, I don't find the Canucks cheesy for this, because this is the Stanley Cup finals. I don't know what Boston expected. This isn't "take the classiest road to the Cup", it's a war. If you're getting pushed around, push back and see if the shit continues. Boston's physicality and grit seemingly shocked the Canucks, but my question is where the FUCK was that the last two games? It took Rome nearly killing one of their own players for them to play with some heart.
Loved Tim Thomas dumping Sedin on his ass. My favorite NHL goalies: Quick>Miller>Thomas
Nothing in this whole incident is as ugly as the fans of both teams (a) acting like this never happened before (to players from every team) and (b) not knowing jack shit about how the game is played.
When you play the game, you learn certain fundamentals that serve two purposes: your game improves, and your margin of safety improves. When you make mistakes and forget fundamentals, you get hurt. Rome accelerated too much and left his feet as he delivered the hit. Mistake. Horton made a pass and then continued to follow the puck instead of keeping his head up. Mistake. Two mistakes + large guys colliding + ice is a perfect recipe for serious injury. If Rome doesn't leave his feet, Horton doesn't get hurt. If Horton looks up, Horton doesn't get hurt. When both players fail to practice fundamentals, someone goes to the hospital.
Also, just watch the video. People act like Rome and Horton had all day to make their decisions. They had less than a second to react to what was happening on the ice. People that don't play the game don't seem to understand that even professionals have a hard time dealing with such a tiny margin of error.
Four years ago I made the same play that Horton did and suffered basically the same hit. I ended up with a broken leg and a concussion because I left myself open to that kind of collision. Hockey fundamentals prevent injuries even during physical games, and the nature of the game is that when you get hit, you get hurt.
And another thing that seems to be overlooked in all of this is that Horton's concussion probably isn't the proximal result of the hit itself. Most hockey-related concussions are the result a head-to-ice impacts, and even the best helmets can't make up for the lack of give in the ice surface. Unfortunately until they start playing the game in padded rooms, the league will never be able to mitigate that risk. You could ban hits altogether and this would still happen.
tl;dr: I hope Horton recovers, I don't really care about Rome, people who don't understand the game shouldn't rage and make themselves look like idiots.
Someone measured it as .85 seconds between the pass and the hit. Hardly "way late", and I am not a Canuck fan by any stretch of the imagination. Horton was admiring his pass, caught a charge from Rome, and like zoe said, it was the perfect recipe for injury.
To me, Rome leaving his feet is the issue here, not the lateness of the hit. It's seriously almost a clean hockey hit.
This is a violent game we enjoy. I'm sure once he's recovered and cooled off, Horton himself would agree.
Haha, I obviously am a Canucks fan and to me it does look like a late hit. But like I said, once Rome picks his man and accelerates toward him, it's a matter of tenths of a second between that decision, the pass, and the impact. You can be the best skater in the world and still not be able to stop in time. Rome just finished his check (another hockey fundamental) with devastating consequences.
I'll be interested to hear how Horton responds, and I haven't read anything about Rome's response to the situation. My guess is both players know that this is what happens, and there won't be any lingering ill-will. This wasn't a hit with malice. It was just a brutal collection of circumstances.
See "Stevens, Scott" circa 20th century for how the landscape of this game has changed though
Yes. We're going to see quite a lot of comparisons in the near future.
This series just got way more entertaining, that's for sure. I was lol'ing big time at the few people left on each bench at the end of the 3rd.
Considering my team got destroyed, that game was a lot of fun to watch. First period or two had tons of energy then the third was just hilarious. So agree the series is getting more entertaining.
I wonder what I could offer God as a trade for the Canucks at least not embarrassing themselves?
they're still going to win the series, don't worry
I don't think a single Canucks fan on earth feels that way today.
Also what the FUCK at the smiley selection. Hahaha.
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