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#91 RUPERTKBD

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:24 PM

Good D-man. Steady. Too many fans with any lack of appreciation for the toughness he brought to the table.

3 years is ok for rome....you know exactly what youll be getting for those 3 years....solid, physical 6-dman

I was hoping Dallas would sign him, start building up their depth. Rome was better than many here gave him credit for.

Congrats to ROme. Did what he was paid to do here.

Gillis must obviously feel pretty comfortable that he can attract some D men through trade or FA 'cause our ranks are thinning fast.

Rock hard, ride free Romer. Thanks for your years as a stand up Canuck.

Obviously he'd play 3rd pairing minutes.. Solid signing.

Nice to see that not all the posts in this thread are idiotic....
Orland Kurtenbach and Dennis Kearns had just been torched 8-1 by the Habs, but they still took time to come out to meet us, some fellow BC boys who were playing hockey in Montreal. THAT"S what being a Canuck is!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:58 PM

If Aaron Rome doesn't win a Norris in his 3 years, then he's not who I thought he was.

Your free Rome! Now spread your beautiful wings and soar like an eagle.

I believe you can flyyyy, spread your wings and touch the skyyy!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:45 PM

Nice to see that not all the posts in this thread are idiotic....


So what you're saying is, post doesn't match your opinion = idiotic, well that's very objective of you.

No doubt Rome will be used well in Dallas and will be a steady depth d-man there, for that's what he is. Why he got bagged on a lot here in Vancouver is because he was used as a top-4 d-man at times and he is NOT good enough to be that. Seriously with all the offensive weapons we have on d, Aaron Rome is your choice for the 2nd PP unit? Hm...

Anyway, wish him the best of luck in Dallas.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:36 AM

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:26 AM

Hope he gets some good ice time in Dallas.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:27 AM

So what you're saying is, post doesn't match your opinion = idiotic, well that's very objective of you.

What I'm saying is all of these "Oh no! What is AV going to do without his boyfriend!" posts are the product of idiots who don't know a thing about what makes an NHL defenseman valuable to his team.

I'm sorry, but the stupidity has long since reached ridiculous levels and "I disagree with your opinion" no longer suffices. Stupid is stupid and there's noway to sugarcoat it.

Joe Niewendyk knows what he's doing and he thinks that Rome is worth twice what the geniuses around here thought was too much. My "opinion" is that he is correct in his assessment of AR's value.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:14 AM

I know Aaron got a lot of hate here but when I would read the posts I kept wondering what fault if it was Rome's?

I guess if he was highly touted prospect then we could have argued he was not worth his salt. But he was a guy who went under the radar most of his career. He was a journeyman who was being paid 750k per year. By NHL standards its not a lot.

I think instead of being mad at AV or feeling sorry for Keith Ballard, we could instead be happy for Romer. Whatever the wisdom was or wasn't ) it had nothing to do with Aaron and I don't blame him or compare him to Ballard in any way.

I thank him for his service here and wish him well.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

I know Aaron got a lot of hate here but when I would read the posts I kept wondering what fault if it was Rome's?

I guess if he was highly touted prospect then we could have argued he was not worth his salt. But he was a guy who went under the radar most of his career. He was a journeyman who was being paid 750k per year. By NHL standards its not a lot.

I think instead of being mad at AV or feeling sorry for Keith Ballard, we could instead be happy for Romer. Whatever the wisdom was or wasn't ) it had nothing to do with Aaron and I don't blame him or compare him to Ballard in any way.

I thank him for his service here and wish him well.


Well said.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

Plan the parade in Dallas!!! Norris/Conn Smythe for Romer next season!!! You read it here first!!!
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:36 AM

nice that they brought in Rome to mentor Jagr.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:19 AM

nice that they brought in Rome to mentor Jagr.


With Rome's guidance Jagr might become a decent player at the NHL level.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:00 PM

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While they’ve missed the playoffs the past four seasons, Aaron Rome, who recently signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars, knows just how tough the Pacific Division squad can be.
Their last post-season appearance came in 2007-08, a campaign that saw Dallas win 45 games, to finish third in the Pacific. They hooked the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs, losing to their rival in six games.
Yet, despite their tough playoff luck in recent times, Rome, who signed a three-year, $4.5-million contract, has plenty of respect for the team whose jersey he now wears.
“Last year, they were a very tough team to play against,” said the defenceman, who was a member of the Vancouver Canucks for the past three campaigns. “They are very tenacious and hard working. They are competitive and they play hard.”
They are also blessed with plenty of young talent.
“You look at their lineup and see you lots of youth, guys that are only going to get better in the years to come,” said Rome, who has appeared in 174 NHL regular season games. “As I said, they owned us on a couple of occasions. They were a difficult opponent.”
Rome, who hails from Nesbitt, Manitoba, is hoping the start of the 2012-13 campaign is much more memorable than the beginning of his 2011-12 season.
The 28-year-old began last year on the sidelines after suffering a broken hand during training camp. He returned to the lineup in the early stages of November after missing the first 14 games of the campaign. In the first four games of his return, Rome recorded three goals and added two assists.
“You never expect that to happen, but it did,” said Rome, who was the 104th overall selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. “It’s tough to be out of the lineup and all you can really do is heal up, work hard to get back and then be at your best when you return.”
With Dallas, who have brought in free agents Jaromir Jagr, one of the game’s most accomplished offensive players, respected veteran forward Ray Whitney, along with acquiring scorer Derek Roy from Buffalo, Rome will look to build on his solid year with the Canucks.
“There were a lot of appealing aspects to signing with Dallas,” said Rome, who has also played with Anaheim and Columbus during his NHL career. “Hopefully, I’m able to step into a larger role and play on a consistent basis. It’s a fresh start. Last year, it was tough with injuries (he also missed three games with a thumb injury). I’m going to train hard and be ready for the new season.”
For now, Rome, who skated with Saskatoon, Kootenay, Swift Current and Moose Jaw during his junior days in the Western Hockey League, will spend time with his family before revving things up for 2012-13.

“When we got the news I was going to Dallas, it puts a lot of things in motion,” said the 28-year-old blueliner. “We’ll find a place to live, do all the moving and the rest of things that come with going to a new team.
“We were actually sitting down at the lake at my in-laws cottage in Manitoba when we found out about going to Dallas,” continued Rome. “My parents were also here, too. It was just a nice, quiet, relaxing time. Everyone was really happy about it.”
Rome would be even happier if he could help play a role in getting the Stars back into the Western Conference top eight.
“That’s the goal, for sure,” he said. “You can see the organization is committed to winning. Dallas has always been a very competitive team. You see what they are doing and it’s very exciting.”
The 6’1”, 220-pounder is ready for whatever challenges lie ahead.
“It’s a great opportunity and I am hoping to do whatever I can to help the team,” offered Rome. “It’s always a tight race right until the end of the season and every game is important. Hopefully, we can put together a really solid year.”






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