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#1 vancouvercanucks#1

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:14 PM

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Looking at the Canucks' current roster, I simply don't see enough room for the perennial butt-of-all-jokes in Aaron Rome.

Barring a major trade or free agent signing, our defensive lines look pretty shored up, if we can get Salo, Gragnani and Parent re-signed we'll have a D-core that looks pretty much like:

Edler - Salo
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Alberts - Ballard
Rome - Tanev
Gragnani - Connauton
Parent - Sauve

Now, I know Rome could probably slot in to Alberts' spot on the third pairing; however, how could you justify not giving the time to Gragnani, Tanev or some other player who's still young? If the Canucks are to develop their prospects, as much as it pains me to say it: Rome has got to go.


So, this is my farewell to you, Rome. I hope you make a great impression on the fans of another city, somewhere else, far, far away from here.



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i am so sick of don cherry. get him the hell off ...hes way past his expiry date. I'm trying to watch hockey I don't want some senile blowhard talking about respecting baby jesus's birthday and not taking the lord's name in vain.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:16 PM

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greatest hit ever
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:18 PM

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Greatest hit I ever did see.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:20 PM

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As long as Rome is in the system, and as long as Alain is our coach, Rome will play. He'll play. You bet he'll play. He'll play on a first pairing. And he'll play at Rogers Arena
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:20 PM

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:20 PM

He'll always be remembered for that hit!
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#7 The Sedin's 6th Sense

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:25 PM

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greatest hit ever


Word to the hockey universe.

Farewll to one of the most fan loved players this city has had, and I'll never forget his empty net goal vs the Sharks and his 3 game point streak he had this year. Seriously though, loved him as a 7th dman - physical, hit, stuck up for players.


Will truly miss the Rome era :(

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:32 PM

I think Rome has a spot on this team, we can use he's grit and size on a smaller D core. Rome is not a bad player when he's used as a depth guy, he's a pretty solid depth D man.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:33 PM

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I truly believe that hit rallied the bruins and lost us the cup. Peace Rome
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:34 PM

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Thanks for all the hard work, effort, and your commitment to the team, Aaron. It was very much appreciated, and I wish you all the best in the future.

Unfortunately, I do believe that hit in Game 3 changed the momentum of that game for the worse. Despite this, I don't blame you entirely for what happened that game. Cheers to all the good moments and your dedication throughout these past two years. Best of luck.

Here's my favorite Aaron Rome moment: his first goal as a Canuck, the empty netter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpiNFQQTHlk

Of course, he came up big for us later that year against the San Jose Sharks as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBSVJDalDrs

Rome then scored in his first game back from his injury early in the season:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mV5fIlX-k

He then scored the following game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehnJoxscXrk

And two games later, he scored his third goal in four games.



Aaron Rome, the November All Star.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:37 PM

best hit ever!!
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:38 PM

Tweets from June 21st re: Aaron Rome

News1130 Sports@News1130Sports

Just talked with #Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome who is 9 days away from becoming a u-f-a.

Rome would love to re-sign with #Canucks but says is prepared for July 1st if he hits market.

Rome says he's leaving it to his agent to find out if Canucks have interest or not.

Rome says he really enjoyed his time in Vancouver and being a CDN guy playing in Canada is huge.


Having had the chance to watch the Canucks live during a game last season I was really able to get a sense of how bad he really is. Prior to that I didn't like him much but I thought that maybe I was just not giving him a chance. But lordy he is one of the slowest moving players I've ever seen. And it seems like his brain doesn't keep up with the pace of the game because he can't make decisions as fast as he needs to.

If we want to give some of our prospects a shot at a roster spot we can't be keeping guys like Rome around.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:41 PM

awesome hit

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:42 PM

Looking at the Canucks' current roster, I simply don't see enough room for the perennial butt-of-all-jokes in Aaron Rome.

Barring a major trade or free agent signing, our defensive lines look pretty shored up, if we can get Salo, Gragnani and Parent re-signed we'll have a D-core that looks pretty much like:

Edler - Salo
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Alberts - Ballard
Rome - Tanev
Gragnani - Connauton
Parent - Sauve

Now, I know Rome could probably slot in to Alberts' spot on the third pairing; however, how could you justify not giving the time to Gragnani, Tanev or some other player who's still young? If the Canucks are to develop their prospects, as much as it pains me to say it: Rome has got to go.


So, this is my farewell to you, Rome. I hope you make a great impression on the fans of another city, somewhere else, far, far away from here.



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look at lappy in the back

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:43 PM

hes not that bad of a player, we just need to give younger players an opportunity
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:44 PM

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Depth defenseman. Met my expecations over the years. At times exceeded them. Esp. when Hamhuis went down in the finals and Rome had to become a top-pairing guy for us. (He didn't look too shabby.) Until that fateful hit on Horton.

He doesn't deserve the negativity found on cdc. And i'm not sure why the guy who just does his job and keeps his mouth shut doesn't get a pass, but Shane O'Brien, the loudmouth partyboy who scored on himself whilest being a Canuck, does. Is it because O'Brien likes to be approached by the media? And vice-versa? Whatever.

Depth defensemen are often scapegoats. Deemed 'useless' etc. When when the teams actually win a cup, those same guys are labelled unsung heroes. All along their just doing their jobs and keeping their mouths shut. Cheers.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:49 PM

AV is going to be heartbroken.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:51 PM

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Loved the hit and how he stepped up in the playoffs. Horton sold that hit... Love lost when the momentum changed because we lost him and lost the game then series when Horton/Bruins turned into drama queens.

Talk about the Canucks crying... Boy did they make Rome out to be dirty and all he did was knock out Horton who was just admiring his pass..
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:56 PM

Depth defenseman. Met my expecations over the years. At times exceeded them. Esp. when Hamhuis went down in the finals and Rome had to become a top-pairing guy for us. (He didn't look too shabby.) Until that fateful hit on Horton.

He doesn't deserve the negativity found on cdc. And i'm not sure why the guy who just does his job and keeps his mouth shut doesn't get a pass, but Shane O'Brien, the loudmouth partyboy who scored on himself whilest being a Canuck, does. Is it because O'Brien likes to be approached by the media? And vice-versa? Whatever.

Depth defensemen are often scapegoats. Deemed 'useless' etc. When when the teams actually win a cup, those same guys are labelled unsung heroes. All along their just doing their jobs and keeping their mouths shut. Cheers.


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Yeah I agree, Rome was a great depth D man, I hope we re-sign him as we can use him. Rome did his job as a depth D man and did it good and sometimes great when he did step up into a top 4 role. It seems some... many Canuck fans just like to rip on players.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:10 AM

Looking at the Canucks' current roster, I simply don't see enough room for the perennial butt-of-all-jokes in Aaron Rome.

Barring a major trade or free agent signing, our defensive lines look pretty shored up, if we can get Salo, Gragnani and Parent re-signed we'll have a D-core that looks pretty much like:

Edler - Salo
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Alberts - Ballard
Rome - Tanev
Gragnani - Connauton
Parent - Sauve

Now, I know Rome could probably slot in to Alberts' spot on the third pairing; however, how could you justify not giving the time to Gragnani, Tanev or some other player who's still young? If the Canucks are to develop their prospects, as much as it pains me to say it: Rome has got to go.

and you have a player not even under contract with the canucks for next year on your list... just saying


So, this is my farewell to you, Rome. I hope you make a great impression on the fans of another city, somewhere else, far, far away from here.



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dude rome is 28... and but of all jokes? seriously... and only accomplishment... you need to go away.. rome was a steady no nonsense do your job d man.. imo i hope we re sign him... cause your list of prospects have done nothing to make it on the canucks line up..other than tanev.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:13 AM

Depth defenseman. Met my expecations over the years. At times exceeded them. Esp. when Hamhuis went down in the finals and Rome had to become a top-pairing guy for us. (He didn't look too shabby.) Until that fateful hit on Horton.

He doesn't deserve the negativity found on cdc. And i'm not sure why the guy who just does his job and keeps his mouth shut doesn't get a pass, but Shane O'Brien, the loudmouth partyboy who scored on himself whilest being a Canuck, does. Is it because O'Brien likes to be approached by the media? And vice-versa? Whatever.

Depth defensemen are often scapegoats. Deemed 'useless' etc. When when the teams actually win a cup, those same guys are labelled unsung heroes. All along their just doing their jobs and keeping their mouths shut. Cheers.


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This right here. He did his job. Isn't that what we wanted?
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:16 AM

He doesn't deserve the negativity found on cdc. And i'm not sure why the guy who just does his job and keeps his mouth shut doesn't get a pass, but Shane O'Brien, the loudmouth partyboy who scored on himself whilest being a Canuck, does. Is it because O'Brien likes to be approached by the media? And vice-versa? Whatever.

I agree 100%
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:21 AM

Rome is the hero Vancouver deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a single guardian, a watchful protector. The Dark Knight.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:25 AM

Rome is the hero Vancouver deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a single guardian, a watchful protector. The Dark Knight.


One time I was playing NHL 12 online and it was the Canucks vs. Bruins and I purposely put Rome on every defensive pairing just so I could reenact the hit he put on Thornton.

I did it perfectly, except instead of Thornton I did it on Marchand. He was out for the rest of the game.

I really with that would happen in real life.
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i am so sick of don cherry. get him the hell off ...hes way past his expiry date. I'm trying to watch hockey I don't want some senile blowhard talking about respecting baby jesus's birthday and not taking the lord's name in vain.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:27 AM

Rome's only accomplishment isn't that hit. He has more Cups then anyone on the Canucks right now. ;) But seriously, Tanev has paid his dues long enough, he deserves a fulltime spot.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:29 AM

Tanev
Gragnani - Connauton
Parent - Sauve

Only Sauve could be as effective physically as Rome is and that day is not now.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:31 AM

I always liked Rome and his permanent 5 o'clock shadow. That hit on Horton was epic, I don't buy that "Bruins rallied from it and were able to come back" crap. If anything we should be the ones getting the momentum from witnessing such awesomeness, not to mention they lost a top winger.

PS that highlight goal vs the Kings was an amazing shift, the Sharks one too...... and the blackhawks one........... How does Rome of all players finish these!?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:34 AM

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One time I was playing NHL 12 online and it was the Canucks vs. Bruins and I purposely put Rome on every defensive pairing just so I could reenact the hit he put on Thornton.

I did it perfectly, except instead of Thornton I did it on Marchand. He was out for the rest of the game.

I really with that would happen in real life.


He hit Horton not Thornton.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:37 AM

look at lappy in that pic of the rome hit... He was just loving it.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:44 AM

As long as Rome is in the system, and as long as Alain is our coach, Rome will play. He'll play. You bet he'll play. He'll play on a first pairing. And he'll play at Rogers Arena

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