Rome Deserves Suspension for Brutal Hit

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- With defenseman Dan Hamhuis already out with an injury, the Canucks are likely to lose another defenseman.

Aaron Rome’s cheap shot of Bruins forward Nathan Horton landed Rome a five-minute major and game misconduct in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals. It should be more than that. The league must follow that up with a suspension.

And during a season in which the league has cracked down on hits like this, the suspension from Mike Murphy could be a severe one. Rome, per's Bob McKenzie, has a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday morning. The news came down after the Bruins' 8-1 win.

Rome blindsided Horton, driving his shoulder into Horton’s head during the first period. Horton had passed the puck, and the hit was clearly late. Horton was carried...

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