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A Farewell to Rome

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rome isn't going anywhere. Tough as nails and does a decent defensive job. He'll fight anybody.

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It depends on how much he will sign. He will be good for depth D man.

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Neil is a tough sob so props to rome there good character

Notice how Henrik gets right back up and into the play!!! thats a captain

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That's what I hate about these boards...............CDC is always just a heart beat from sticking the knife into decent players who have given their all, when called upon for this team.

As the poster above says he is not flashy or cultured or particularly gifted but he has been a solid and steady player for us. He was always part of our grit (a gradually diminishing quality on this team) and never flinched when it came to protecting others or himself.

Leave the guy with some dignity. If he goes, he should go with our thanks for always giving 100% for the team. Ironically I look at SC winners and there is always one or two guys like Rome on every team...............I wish I could say the same for our tail / prospects waiting in the wings.

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Lately, with solid physical defences like the Kings', Devils, Rangers and Bruins having so much playoff success, the Canucks need more of a shutdown, physical D as opposed to a puck-moving offensive type.

Tanev and Ballard got schooled against the Kings and Bruins because they're tiny guys who were demolished by bigger forwards. I'd much rather have Rome and Alberts out there together in the PLAYOFFS. Tanev and Ballard are built for the regular season, but Rome is a great guy to have in the playoffs because he plays hard and actually knows how to hit unlike the rest of our pathetic excuse for a defence.

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I rather Alberts leave before Rome... But preferably both! haha

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That's what I hate about these boards...............CDC is always just a heart beat from sticking the knife into decent players who have given their all, when called upon for this team.

As the poster above says he is not flashy or cultured or particularly gifted but he has been a solid and steady player for us. He was always part of our grit (a gradually diminishing quality on this team) and never flinched when it came to protecting others or himself.

Leave the guy with some dignity. If he goes, he should go with our thanks for always giving 100% for the team. Ironically I look at SC winners and there is always one or two guys like Rome on every team...............I wish I could say the same for our tail / prospects waiting in the wings.

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I don't think Ryan Parent has been qualified, so you can scratch him off the list too.

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