Finally, NHL clear on a tough decision

Updated: June 7, 2011, 7:45 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- In the wake of an ugly, dangerous hockey play that saw a player carried off the ice on a stretcher, there was a refreshing, shining moment from the National Hockey League in response.

It wasn't just that NHL executive Mike Murphy announced Tuesday that Vancouver's Aaron Rome would be suspended for the final four games of the Stanley Cup finals for his late, headhunting hit on Boston's Nathan Horton (although it was letter-perfect in its severity). It was the way in which ...

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