Aaron Rome was a divisive figure during his three seasons as a Vancouver Canuck. The depth defenceman didn’t do any one thing particularly well, save skipping pucks off the glass like he was throwing rocks at a lake on its side, so when he found himself in the lineup in place of the highly-toued, highly-paid, and costly to acquire Keith Ballard, people got upset. But, apart from the outrage over who he tended to replace, Rome was rarely noticeable in the Canucks’ lineup.
That is, apart from when he scored a goal. It happened five times in a Canucks’ uniform, and each one was met with surprise and amusement, like when a toddler does a somersault. Three of those goals took place during a brief hot streak last November, immediately after returning from a broken hand suffered in the preseason. It was must-see TV. While culturing a fabulous Movember duster, the defenceman suddenly looked like an offensive dynamo (and Wario). For a week, Rome was the man of the hour.
He’s gone now, having signed a three-year, $4.5 million contract with the Dallas Stars, but we’ll always have November. And also that one he scored in February. Here are all 4 goals Aaron Rome scored last season.Continue Reading —›
Shane Doan is a consistent 20+ goalscorer.
Shane Doan hasn’t scored fewer than 50 points in a season since 1999.
Shane Doan had 205 hits last season.
Shane Doan is the top unrestricted free agent remaining on the market, as long as you ignore Alexander Semin.
Shane Doan has played for the same franchise for his entire 17-year career.
Pretty much everyone in the NHL wants Shane Doan on their team and everyone knows it.Continue Reading —›