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06/07/2011 - 10:26am
Horton (severe concussion) out for finals
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins announced Tuesday morning that first-line right wing Nathan Horton is out for the remainder of the Stanley Cup finals due to a severe concussion. Horton left Monday's 8-1 Bruins' Game 3 win in the first period on a stretcher after taking a blindside hit to the head from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome. 

 


06/07/2011 - 9:08am
Brickley on D&C: B's OK without Horton

NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley talked to the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning following the Bruins 8-1 thrashing of the Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals and the former Boston forward said he enjoyed what he saw Monday night.

"Thoroughly," he said. "Absolutely loved just about everything about it except for the [Nathan Horton] hit and the result and maybe a little bit of stooping to the Canucks' level when they started getting into the taunting with the fingers. Other than those two issues, I really enjoyed the game."

The biggest reason why Brickley thought that the Bruins were able to take Game 3 was that that they were able to control their emotions and turn that energy into putting pucks in the back of the net, especially following the late losses earlier in the series as well as the early loss of Horton on a hit by Aaron Rome in Game 3.

"I liked the Bruins emotional level coming into the game because...

06/07/2011 - 8:19am
Poll: How should NHL punish Rome?

When Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome lined up Nathan Horton and delivered a crushing blow in the first period Monday night, he sent the Bruins forward to the hospital. Rome then was given a five-minute interference penalty and a game misconduct. The NHL is to meet Tuesday morning to examine the play and determine if more punishment is warranted. How do you think the league should rule? Cast your vote at the Big Bad Blog.


06/07/2011 - 7:45am
Mashup: Mavs call Heat's Wade a complainer

The Mavericks are down 2-1 to the Heat in the NBA finals, but they apparently aren't afraid to speak their mind and criticize their opponent — and each other. On Monday, DeShawn Stevenson revealed to the media that one of the Mavs' strategies is to transition to offense quickly after a Dwyane Wade drive because of his "overreacting" in an attempt to draw foul calls.

"Coach said it before the series we have a chance to push the ball like we like because [Wade] complains to the ref a lot," Stevenson said. "We've got to take advantage of that. He does it all the time. He did it like seven times [in Game 3]."

Guard Jason Terry also made a comment about Miami's defense not being as good as the Trail Blazers' — and yet he's shooting just 38.2 percent from the field. That led to Dirk Nowitzki calling out his teammate.

"Jet [Terry] hasn't really been a crunch-time, clutch player for us the way we need...

06/07/2011 - 1:09am
Thornton: 'Rome is a good person'

Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton didn't come down hard on Aaron Rome Monday night following Rome's hit that laid out Nathan Horton in the first period and sent him to the hospital. Part of the reason Thornton measured his comments carefully was that he was teammates with Rome on the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks.

"I played with him and from what I know of him, he is an honest player but that doesn't take away from the fact that it was a lateral hit to the head and that's what that rule was set into place for, as far as I'm concerned," Thornton said. "Aaron Rome is a good person. I played with him. We played together in Portland [Maine] and Anaheim. I'm not saying he's a bad person. I'm justsaying those are the hits - as players - we have to take out of the game."

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