"The Hit". Aaron Rome's hit was late. That was the only thing wrong with the hit. I hate the word blindside. It's such a touchy word. When your coach first teaches you to take a hit as a kid. Isn't rule number one - don't watch your pass. I mean, I love Claude Julien but a "blindside" is not what I would call it. Nathan knew he was in a danger area and instead of being aware of his surroundings he followed his pass. Saying that though, the hit was penalized because of the timing. I timed it a few times over with the magic of PVR, and in real time the hit took around 2.3 seconds after the pass. Elbow was low, so there's no beef there. He "left his feet" a.k.a got an inch of leverage. FYI, everybody jumps that one inch on any hit. Watch any slow mo and you'll see what I mean. Aaron Rome did not jump a ridiculous amount as to attack the head, he just needed to get one inch or else he would be the one falling on his butt. If he didn't, Hortons 1 inch and 20 pounds on Rome would take an opposite affect. Nevertheless, Rome WILL get suspended for 2 games.
"The Bite? Again?". Yup, the heckling continues. I don't care if your a Canuck or Bruin. No more of this stuff. Shut it down, I hate seeing this immaturity on the ice. Claude knows what's up, and I don't think anyone will be trying that anymore.
"The Hit - Thomas Edition". Well ummmm...that was huge. As a Canuck fan - I hated it. As a hockey fan - I loved it. But I mostly hated it. So if goalies can hit skaters over anywhere, I say goalies can get hit outside there crease. Sucks for goalies, but that's the way it goes.
"The Goal x8". Pumping 8 goals by any goalie would kill a goalies confidence. But I really hope the boys in the room tell him those weren't his fault. They left him out to dry near the end especially. Guys were going for the big hit to send a message. What they needed to do was shut it down and leave with 5 goals in the back and not 8.
Well that's it for me. I give props to the Bruins, but I hope the Canucks come strong in game 4.
2 MORE WINS, KEEP BELIEVING
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