Bruins fans are outraged over the illegal hit that knocked B’s forward Nathan Horton out of the playoffs. But remember when Bruins captain Zdeno Chara brutally ran a Canadiens player into the boards?
Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome was suspended yesterday for four games — certainly the rest of the Stanley Cup finals — because his hit on Horton was dangerous, unnecessary and against the rules. That’s fair. But the problem isn’t with Rome, it’s with hockey.
Canucks fans: what if Chara laid the same hit on one of the Sedin twins and you had to watch Daniel Sedin carted off on a stretcher? Make no mistake, a concussion is a brain injury. And partisan bickering aside, no one supports brain injuries.
Fortunately, the rough side of hockey reared its ugly head in the midst of the game’s biggest week, forcing all hockey fans to examine their conscience — and appreciate their consciousness.
If hockey hits like Rome’s are part of the game, then watching your favorite player’s brain turn into mush is too.
The state’s troubled Probation Department is under fire again. Former probation commissioner John J. O’Brien, who resigned on New Year’s Eve amidst allegations of corruption, may have awarded a multimillion dollar state contract based on “favoritism, fraud, or improper influence,” according to the Globe.
The tornadoes that tore through the western and central parts of the state created millions of dollars in damage. Reporter Anne Mostue visited the devastating scenes.
You know how you look up directions on Google Maps and it’ll tell you how long it takes to get from your house to the movies on the T? And then how your bus is late and you miss the beginning of “Bridesmaids?” Now, you won’t have to miss a second of hilarity because Boston is one of four U.S. cities in which Google Maps has integrated real-time transit data into its Google Maps. (Via UniversalHub)