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08:35 AM ET 08.25 | When Nathan Horton was lost, some believed the Bruins' Stanley Cup hopes dropped with him. [Horton] hasn't officially been on skates since suffering a concussion in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but the forward who became an instrumental part in delivering the Bruins a championship said he is ready to go a few weeks before training camp opens. ... [Horton] said the concussion symptoms that plagued him after a vicious blow from the Vancouver Canucks' Aaron Rome are gone, and he's starting to feel like himself again. "I feel pretty good," Horton said. "I don't have any headaches. I feel back to normal and I'm excited to start playing again."

Boston Herald

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August 25, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Horts is the latest in a long, storied line of players who suited up for both the Oshawa Generals and the Boston Bruins.

Great news, and good luck next year!

August 25, 2011  09:08 AM ET

funny how these things work out. He appeared to get hit a lot harder than Sid, but yet he's ready to come back (or is he?) and Crosby isn't. This is by no means a knock on Sid, but I think it just shows that they really don't know about these things (concussions)

August 25, 2011  09:09 AM ET

I hope it's true that his problems are completely behind him. I'm beginning to think that the league ought to be renamed the National Head Injury Association. No joking intended. The number and severity of these concussions is beginning to make me nervous and extremely concerned.

August 25, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

funny how these things work out. He appeared to get hit a lot harder than Sid, but yet he's ready to come back (or is he?) and Crosby isn't. This is by no means a knock on Sid, but I think it just shows that they really don't know about these things (concussions)

Sid's hit was a dirty rotten one...Horton was nailed clean.
That's the difference Charlie Brown.

August 25, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sid's hit was a dirty rotten one...Horton was nailed clean.That's the difference Charlie Brown.

I don't believe Horton's was clean, and if you are alluding to the "Winter Classic" hit on Sid, that wasn't dirty.
I was more referring to the impact itself, though I don't believe the legality of the hit matters as far as injury

August 25, 2011  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sid's hit was a dirty rotten one...Horton was nailed clean.That's the difference Charlie Brown.

I can only assume this was sarcasm.

August 25, 2011  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Horton was nailed clean.

I believe you are in the minority on that.

August 25, 2011  09:39 AM ET

Sid was already concussed from the week before when he got hit in the Winter Classic. Having 2 consussions in quick succession is not a good thing. As far as the hit on Horton, the NHL believed the hit was dirty.

August 25, 2011  09:42 AM ET

Actually I thought the hit on Horton was the turning point in that series. It must suck to get to that point in your career and get knocked out only to watch your team win it all. Glad to see he is returning.

August 25, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

funny how these things work out. He appeared to get hit a lot harder than Sid, but yet he's ready to come back (or is he?) and Crosby isn't. This is by no means a knock on Sid, but I think it just shows that they really don't know about these things (concussions)

I agree with you there. It is funny how one person can recovery quickly and another person takes forever. I think it shows how little we really know about concussions. I really hope that he stays symptom free too.

You all know my thoughts on the Winter Classic hit. The hit on Horton was a dirty shot.

August 25, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Actually I thought the hit on Horton was the turning point in that series. It must suck to get to that point in your career and get knocked out only to watch your team win it all. Glad to see he is returning.

agree completely with all of this

August 25, 2011  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I can only assume this was sarcasm.

Plus Horton had a more renowned physician in Dr. Seuss. :-)

August 25, 2011  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Plus Horton had a more renowned physician in Dr. Seuss. :-)

Who?

August 25, 2011  10:15 AM ET

For me it's respect and all these dirty hits come from lack of respect. If another player can see you coming and brace for it, then no problem, but when you're unaware, you have no chance. Respect seems to have left the sport, you never saw these hits in the seventies. Bad brawls, yes but at least you could see the guy coming at you.

August 25, 2011  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I believe you are in the minority on that.

With you on that Pontiff.

August 25, 2011  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

For me it's respect and all these dirty hits come from lack of respect. If another player can see you coming and brace for it, then no problem, but when you're unaware, you have no chance. Respect seems to have left the sport, you never saw these hits in the seventies. Bad brawls, yes but at least you could see the guy coming at you.

this is actually true of all sports. I blame ESPN. (and society as a whole has gotten this way too)

August 25, 2011  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

For me it's respect and all these dirty hits come from lack of respect. If another player can see you coming and brace for it, then no problem, but when you're unaware, you have no chance. Respect seems to have left the sport, you never saw these hits in the seventies. Bad brawls, yes but at least you could see the guy coming at you.

Watch out. You'll get Stu Hackel's hackels up by saying something positive about all the mayhem in the 70's.

August 25, 2011  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Watch out. You'll get Stu Hackel's hackels up by saying something positive about all the mayhem in the 70's.

The MSG brawl with Mad Mike's shoe bash was my favorite moment. But at least the guy could see his shoe coming at him!

August 25, 2011  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

As far as the hit on Horton, the NHL believed the hit was dirty.

Oh, then it is so. I think it was dirty too, but bringing up the NHL offices to support this doesn't solidify the position. :-)

 
August 25, 2011  10:48 AM ET

I'll look forward to his next game winner in overtime.

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