Boston Bruins winger Nathan Horton has not experienced any setbacks in regards to his concussion he suffered in game three of the Stanley Cup Finals. The concussion was deemed to be severe, the same level of concussion that sidelined Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby for the second half of last season. Horton believes that he is symptom-free and he will be ready to partake in training camp when it opens in a couple of weeks.
Horton also has strong feelings about the hit itself and the individual who delivered it. Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome, whoever the hell that is, unleashed the border-line hit to Horton's head as he was skating across the blue line. He was suspended for the remaining four games of the playoffs, a trade that Vancouver was willing to make since Horton was one of the Bruins top goal scorers and he would also be missing the remaining games due to the injury.
It was reported that Rome shot a text over to Horton apologizing for the hit. Horton was not buying it as he believes that a little bit more respect should be shown than a text message. Either way, Horton has already started his workouts but he has yet to take the ice. It was right around this time last year when Marc Savard started to feel the post-concussion syndrome. Hopefully the same will not occur with Horton.
Mark the date: Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 1:00pm....the Canucks return to the TD Garden to take on the Bruins. Considering all of the crap that the Canucks pulled in that playoff series, they better watch out. The Bruins remained disciplined and took the Cup home. This will be the game for some payback. I am pretty sure this will be an interesting game, but that is just one guy's opinion.