Originally written on The Hockey Program  |  Last updated 11/15/11

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 11: Nathan Horton #16 of the Florida Panthers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
    Well sadly this one was seen coming after the hit last night but Nathan Horton is indeed out for the rest of the playoffs after suffering a severe concussion.  He is out of the hospital but his hockey playing is over until next season. The hit was clearly late but the definition of late has come under some scrutiny which it should never honestly.  Most leagues use a half second rule (15 frames) but the NHL apparently uses almost three quarters of a second (which is an extra 6-8 frames or so).  That does not sound like much of a difference but it can be in these types of fierce hits.Clearly the Bruins rallied around their fallen teammate but as the series goes on, will this be or not be what ultimately derails the Bruins from their goal of winning the Stanley Cup?  While Aaron Rome getting suspended may be a great thing for Vancouver in the long run, the same cannot be said about Horton at all.While Nathan Horton was not setting the world on fire, he did have 17 poin...
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